Belaire High School

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12121 Tams Dr.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70815
United States
Coordinates 30°28′01″N 91°02′57″W / 30.466893°N 91.049044°W / 30.466893; -91.049044Coordinates: 30°28′01″N 91°02′57″W / 30.466893°N 91.049044°W / 30.466893; -91.049044
Type Free public
Established 1974
School district East Baton Rouge Parish
Principal Angela Jones
Grades 9 - 12
Campus type Urban
Color(s) Royal blue, burnt orange, and white               
Mascot Bengals

Belaire High School (usually abbreviated as "Belaire" or BHS) is a public school in East Baton Rouge Parish. It is located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The school is a part of the East Baton Rouge Parish Public Schools.


Belaire was founded in 1974. The first principal of Belaire High School was Thomas Holliman. A group of students from all over the Baton Rouge community helped define the school colors (burnt orange, royal blue, and white), and the school mascot. Today they are still known to be the Belaire Bengals. The first school year started in August 1974 and "Bengal Land" was born. Through the course of the school year numerous events are held in honor of the Bengal and its Indian background. Events such as the festival of Dwali or "Festival of Light", and school fixtures such as the Bengal Lancer Band, The Kannada Review (school newspaper), The Veda (school yearbook) all are representative of the school's pride and heritage. Belaire High School.

Communities served[edit]

Belaire serves sections of Baton Rouge and the Monticello census-designated place.[1][2]

At one time it served a section of Central before the city started its own school district.[3][4]

Extra curricular[edit]


Belaire hosts a variety of sports organizations. The main sports of Belaire are: Football, Basketball, Cross-Country Track, Volleyball, and Soccer are offered to both females and males.

Student Clubs[edit]

  • Art
  • Beta Club
  • DECA
  • Drama Club
  • French Club
  • Future Business Leaders of America
  • I CARE
  • Law Club
  • National Honor Society
  • Precision Drill Team
  • Rifle Team
  • SGA

Feeder patterns[edit]

The following elementary schools feed into Belaire:[5]

  • Glen Oaks Park
  • Greenbrier
  • La Belle Aire
  • Lanier
  • Park Forest
  • Riveroaks
  • Villa del Rey
  • Broadmoor (partial)
  • Howell Park (partial)
  • Sharon Hills (partial)
  • Twin Oaks (partial)
  • Red Oaks

The following middle schools feed into Belaire:[5]

  • Broadmoor
  • Park Forest
  • Southeast
  • Glen Oaks (partial)
  • Sherwood Middle

Notable alumni[edit]

Michael Jackson, former Louisiana State Representative


  1. ^ "High-School-Boundary-Descriptions-15-16.pdf." East Baton Rouge Parish Public Schools. Retrieved on January 6, 2017. Belaire is on page 1 of 10.
  2. ^ "2010 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP: Monticello CDP, LA." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on January 6, 2017.
  3. ^ "City Maps & Directories." City of Central. Retrieved on January 6, 2017. Note the map at the bottom: "Proposed Central Incorporation" - the city incorporated in 2005 and this was the proposed boundary which came to fruition
  4. ^ "mapshigh.pdf." East Baton Rouge Parish Public Schools. April 26, 2005. Retrieved on January 6, 2017. Belaire High is at p. 1/12.
  5. ^ a b Archived July 26, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.

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