Grace King High School

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Grace King High School
4301 Grace King Place
Metairie, Louisiana, 70002
United States
Coordinates 30°00′47″N 90°09′58″W / 30.013°N 90.166°W / 30.013; -90.166Coordinates: 30°00′47″N 90°09′58″W / 30.013°N 90.166°W / 30.013; -90.166
Type Public
Motto Luck of the Irish
Established 1958
School district Jefferson Parish Public Schools
Superintendent James Meza Jr.
Principal Meg Griffon
Grades 9 - 12
Enrollment 1,337
Color(s) Hunter Green, White, and Gold
Mascot The Fighting Irish (Also known as Lucky)

Grace King High School is a public high school located in Metairie, unincorporated Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, United States.[1] It is a part of the Jefferson Parish Public Schools and serves portions of Metairie and Kenner.[2][3][4]

Grace King was built in the late 1960s as a high school, opening its doors in 1968 as an all-girls public school serving Jefferson Parish; remaining so until the 1980s, when it became co-ed. The school, which now serves Grades 9-12, is a part of the Jefferson Parish Public Schools system. The school serves unincorporated portions of Jefferson Parish and a portion of the city of Kenner. The school's mascot is Lucky the (Fighting Irish) Leprechaun, and the school colors are hunter green, white, and gold. During Hurricane Katrina, the school suffered damage to its gymnasium's roof, and housed a National Guard troop until the school reopened in October 2005. Grace King High School recently completed building a putt-putt course that is accessible to students confined to wheelchairs and crutches.

Grace King courtyard and putt-putt course

School uniforms[edit]

Students are required to wear school uniforms. Green and Khaki colors are to be worn following a plaid skirt or green sweatshirt.[5]

Notable alumni[edit]

In popular culture[edit]

Some of the high school scenes in 21 Jump Street, were filmed here including the first scene of the movie and the play scene.

The film College, by Deb Hagan, was filmed at Grace King High School in the summer of 2007.

The film Bug, by William Friedkin, was filmed at Grace King High School in the summer of 2005. The film is starring Ashley Judd, Michael Shannon and Harry Connick, Jr. and was released to theaters in 2007. The film's motel scenes were shot at the high school, where most of the film's action takes place. [13][14]

Grace King was also used for filming scenes for the television movie The Brooke Ellison Story.


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