Isidore Newman School
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|Isidore Newman School|
|1903 Jefferson Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana, 70115
|Head of school||T.J. Locke|
|Grades||PK – 12|
|Number of students||1018 (2008)|
|Average class size||15|
|Student to teacher ratio||7:1|
|Campus size||11 acres (4.5 ha)|
|School colour(s)||Kelly Green, White|
|Athletics conference||Louisiana High School Athletic Association|
|Accreditation(s)||Independent Schools Association of the Southwest, National Association of Independent Schools|
|Original school name, Isidore Newman Manual Training School, was changed to its current name in 1931|
Isidore Newman School was founded in 1903 by Isidore Newman, a New Orleans philanthropist and founder of the Maison Blanche department store chain. It opened its doors the following year as the Isidore Newman Manual Training School (the name was changed in 1931).
It was founded to serve Jewish orphans. Eli N. Evans, author of The Provincials: A Personal History of Jews in the South, said that the school "was developed as part of a whole private school system in response to the corrupt era of Louisiana politics."
In the 1997 book The Provincials: A Personal History of Jews in the South, author Eli N. Evans said that Newman was "the best academic school" in New Orleans. As of 1997 the school is highly oriented into admissions into universities.
The school also offers four foreign languages, including Honors and/or AP classes in each language: French I-V, Spanish I-V, Latin I-V, and Chinese I-IV
The Second Honor Roll GPA must be a 3.33, and First Honor Roll must be a 3.67
Newman's athletic teams compete in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association.
Newman holds 83 State Championships as of December 2012.
The largest building on campus is the Cotonio Palaestra.
Billy Fitzgerald, veteran science teacher and baseball and basketball coach at Newman and the school's athletic director, was the subject of a profile by alumnus Michael Lewis entitled Coach: Lessons on the Game of Life (2005; ISBN 0-393-06091-8).
In May 2010, ESPN.com ranked Newman at the top of a survey of which high schools produce the best NFL players—even though the school has produced only three NFL players—because of the success of the Manning brothers.
In fall 2006, Newman had a student body of 935 and a faculty of 152, with an average class size of 15 students per class. In the Spring of 2012, there were 925 students and 138 faculty.
In 1997 the school was 40% Jewish. The husband of a woman who had attended the McGehee School in the 1950s said in Evans's book that "Even the dumb society mamas try to send their girls to Newman today." Evans said "Thus while there are no Jews at McGehee, there are many debs at Newman."
The average cost of tuition per student per year is $17,947 for grades Pre-K through 5th and $21,798 for grades 6th through 12th.
School culture 
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Traditionally social exclusion between Jewish and non-Jewish students occured when private dances are organized while students are in the 7th, 8th, or 9th grades. Mothers in Gentile families organized the dances for students at Newman and the Louise S. McGehee School. The dances for seventh graders were called "ice-breakers." Girls progress into "Younger Set" dances for students in the ninth and tenth grades. The dances excluded Jewish students. Jewish students in turn enact a reverse snobbery against Gentile students, and the two groups socially separate.
Principals and Heads of School 
- James Addicott, Principal, 1904-1908.
- Clarence C. Henson, Principal, 1908-1947.
- Eddie Kalin, Principal, 1948-1964.
- William Cunningham, Headmaster, 1964-1976.
- Theodore Cotonio, Headmaster, 1976-1986.
- Michael Lacopo, Headmaster, 1987-1993.
- Scott McLeod, Headmaster, 1993-2005.
- Woody Price, Head of School, 2005-2007.
- T.J. Locke, Head of School, 2007–present.
Notable alumni 
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In chronological order:
- Walter Inglis Anderson, 20th-century painter, sculptor, and writer.
- John Minor Wisdom, judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
- Monk Simons, elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1963 after playing for Tulane University.
- Mary Louise Wilson, is a Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning American stage, film and television actress.
- Donald Ensenat, former United States Chief of Protocol and US Ambassador to Brunei.
- Conrad Appel, Metairie industrialist and Republican member of the Louisiana State Senate since 2008.
- Walter Isaacson, Rhodes scholar, historian, former managing editor of Time magazine, chairman and CEO of Cable News Network, president of the Aspen Institute.
- Mark Plotkin, renowned ethnobotanist and advocate for tropical rainforest conservation.
- Bruce Spizer, author of books about The Beatles.
- Randall Couch, historian, Tulane University.
- Brad Myers, Professor of Human Computer Interaction at Carnegie Mellon University.
- Michael Lewis, author of best-selling non-fiction works including Liar's Poker; Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game; Coach: Lessons on the Game of Life; The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game; and The Big Short.
- Sean Tuohy, former professional basketball player, broadcaster for the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association, father of football player Michael Oher.
- Corey Johnson, actor, United 93 (film), "The Bourne Ultimatum", "The Last Days of Lehman Brothers".
- Jep Epstein, songwriter.
- Stephen Godchaux, television writer and co-executive producer of Showtime's Dead Like Me, which includes many references to Newman and New Orleans.
- Leslie Jacobs, is an award-winning education reform advocate, business executive and philanthropist.
- Bryan Batt, Broadway stage, film and television actor; co-star of AMC series Mad Men.
- Harry Connick Jr., singer, actor, composer and pianist; among the top 60 best-selling male artists in the United States (did not graduate from Newman).
- John C. Lovell, Olympic sailor, silver medalist in Tornado class at 2004 Summer Olympics.
- Mo Willems, animator, children's book author.
- Omar Douglas, NFL wide receiver for the New York Giants, Big Ten Conference receiving record holder.
- Cooper Manning, former football player, oil and stock trader. Eldest son of NFL quarterback Archie Manning.
- Randy Livingston, professional basketball player and 1993 Gatorade National High School Basketball Player of the Year.
- Peyton Manning, quarterback for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League and MVP of Super Bowl XLI. Middle son of NFL quarterback Archie Manning.
- Judd Harris, singer, former American Idol contestant.
- Christopher Rice, best-selling author of A Density of Souls, The Snow Garden, and Light Before Day; son of author Anne Rice.
- Ed Miller, noted poker authority and author of three best-selling books on the subject.
- Eli Manning, quarterback for the New York Giants of the National Football League and MVP of Super Bowl XLII and XLVI. Youngest son of NFL quarterback Archie Manning.
- Jonathan Pretus, former lead guitarist for band Cowboy Mouth, current founder of The Breton Sound.
- Jonathan Paul "JP" Martinez, pitcher in the Minnesota Twins and Baltimore Orioles minor league systems. 
- Damion Carter, quarterback/wide receiver for The University of Southern Mississippi, draft pick of Colorado Rockies baseball team.
- Jeremy Bleich, a pitcher for the New York Yankees minor league system.
- Evans, p. 211.
- Matt Winkeljohn, "Manning brothers lift Isidore Newman", ESPN.com, May 11, 2010.
- Evans, p. 212.
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- "VJ Books presents Christopher Rice!". VJ Books. Retrieved April 8, 2013.
- "Eli Manning had Super sense of future while still in high school". NY Daily News. Retrieved April 8, 2013.
Further reading 
- Konigsmark, Anne Rochell. Isidore Newman School: One Hundred Years, 2004 (ISBN 0-9747959-0-9).
- Evans, Eli N. The Provincials: A Personal History of Jews in the South. University of North Carolina Press, 1997. ISBN 0807876348, 9780807876343.
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