Broadmoor High School

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Broadmoor High School
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Address
10100 Goodwood Blvd.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70815
United States
Coordinates 30°26′32″N 91°4′32″W / 30.44222°N 91.07556°W / 30.44222; -91.07556Coordinates: 30°26′32″N 91°4′32″W / 30.44222°N 91.07556°W / 30.44222; -91.07556
Information
Type Public
Motto "Loyalty, Unity, Tradition"
Established 1960
School district East Baton Rouge Parish School System
Principal Troy Boatner
Grades 9–12
Number of students 1,235
Color(s) Columbia Blue and Scarlet and Silver.
         
Slogan Bucs Are Best!
Athletics LHSAA 5A
Mascot Buccaneer
Nickname Buc(s)
Rival Tara Trojans
Catholic Bears
Baton Rouge Bulldogs (until 1976)
Website

Broadmoor Senior High School is an accredited high school in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

History[edit]

Broadmoor High School was founded in 1960 and resides on a 30-acre campus centrally located in the historic Broadmoor Neighborhood[1] of south Baton Rouge. BHS offers an array of traditional and honors level courses, including several AP courses and College Dual Enrollment opportunities with BRCC for eligible upperclassmen in good academic standing. The school traditionally primarily serves students in the Broadmoor and Sherwood Forest subdivisions and within an eight-mile radius of the school.

The school originally served grades 7-11, with its first graduating class in 1962.

Broadmoor High School is home of the annual well-attended and highly publicized Broadmoor Arts & Crafts Festival held on campus every mid-November. At this event, people from across the country come to sell and buy various arts and foods.[2] There are several venues facilitated by student organizations to raise funds for them. Overall, this event is a significant source of revenue for the school.

The most notable of the many student organizations on campus are the John Lay Chapter of the National Honor Society, the National Beta Club, the Student Government Association (SGA), the Presidents' Round Table, Denims-N-Diamonds (Choir), Broadmoor Band of Pride, Broadmoor Blade (School Newspaper), Buccaneer Log (Yearbook), FFA, and Broadmoor Young Life.

All students are required to wear uniforms which includes a plain white or columbia blue polo-style shirt with khakis.

In 2012, Broadmoor High School was given the Bronze Award by the US News & World Report Magazine, ranking them among the top high schools in the nation.[3]

Athletics[edit]

Broadmoor competes in the LHSAA 5A athletic class (the state's largest class) and all home sporting events are held on campus (field and gym sports). Since 1969, Broadmoor's biggest rival has been the neighboring Tara High School Trojans. Prior to Tara's opening, Broadmoor's bigger rivals included Baton Rouge High, Catholic High and Istrouma. Since its inception, the school has a long tradition of producing quality student-athletes and holds a state title in football, golf, gymnastics, cross country and boys basketball. Broadmoor won its only state football title in 1966 as a 3A school defeating Holy Cross High School, 20-7 completing a 10-1-1 season under head coach Jerry Epperson. Broadmoor also claims two 4A state basketball titles winning their first in 1985, defeating Monroe Carroll High School, 72-65. In 1987, the Buccaneers won their second title defeating New Orleans Carver High School, 72-56.

The athletic programs include:

  • Boys Basketball (Varsity, JV, Freshmen)
  • Football (Varsity, JV, Freshmen)
  • Baseball (Varsity, JV)
  • Girls Basketball (Varsity, JV)
  • Volleyball (Varsity, JV)
  • Boys and Girls Track & Field (Varsity, JV)
  • Boys and Girls Bowling (Varsity)
  • Boys Soccer (Varsity)
  • Softball (Varsity)
  • Boys and Girls Tennis (Varsity)
  • Boys and Girls Cross Country (Varsity)
  • Wrestling (Varsity)
  • Coed Cheerleading (Varsity, JV)

The current athletic director is Rusty Price.

Broadmoor Spirit Song[edit]

"Fight on Broadmoor,
strong and true!
Fight on Broadmoor,
we will see you through,
with courage ever, falter never!
Fight on Broadmoor Fight!"

Notable alumni[edit]

Notable former faculty[edit]

Former State Representative and Louisiana Board of Regents member Vic Stelly taught and coached at Broadmoor during the 1960s.[5]

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