De La Salle High School (New Orleans)

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De La Salle High School
5300 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana, 70115
United States
Coordinates 29°55′39″N 90°6′45″W / 29.92750°N 90.11250°W / 29.92750; -90.11250Coordinates: 29°55′39″N 90°6′45″W / 29.92750°N 90.11250°W / 29.92750; -90.11250
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Patron saint(s) St. John Baptist De La Salle
Established 1949
CEEB Code 192020
President Michael Guillot
Principal Peggy St. John [1]
Asst. Principal Michael Buras/Tony Bonura
Grades 812
Color(s) Maroon and White         
Mascot Cavalier
Team name Cavaliers
Accreditation Southern Association of Colleges and Schools [2]
Yearbook 'Maroon Legend'
Tuition $7,225
Athletic Director Tony Bonura/ John Collins

De La Salle High School is a secondary school in New Orleans, Louisiana. Originally an all-boys school, De La Salle became coeducational in 1992. The school's mascot is the "Cavalier," and its school colors are maroon and white. The campus of De La Salle High School is located on St. Charles Avenue in Uptown New Orleans near the Audubon/University District. De La Salle is part of the school system of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans. In popular culture, it is featured in the TV show American horror story, season 3 (Coven). A black hairdresser of Marie Laveau says her son had his first day at the high school, which was recently integrated (it is immediately learned that he was lynched).

Lasallian heritage[edit]

De La Salle is named for St. John Baptist de La Salle, the founder of the Christian Brothers. De La Salle is a Lasallian education institution.

Historical note[edit]

De La Salle was the first high school to open in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. The school opened its doors to high school students from schools all across the city and surrounding areas.

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De La Salle athletic programs compete as a member of the LHSAA. De La Salle has 17 sports teams: 10 boys' teams and 7 girls' teams. De La Salle recently built the Shane and Holley Guidry Batting facility for baseball and softball. This state-of-the-art facility has two batting cages with two Allstar Ace 500 Video Pitching Simulators. The complex also has an area for golf and tennis.

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