Caddo Parish Magnet High School is located in Shreveport, Louisiana at 1601 Viking Drive. Caddo Magnet was founded by its first principal, Ascension Smith. The school colors are gold and red, and the mascot is a Mustang. The current principal is Mr. Michael Ilgenfritz. The assistant principals include Dr. Cedric Ellis (attendance and discipline), Schannon Lanclos, and Sheryl Thomas (both curriculum and instruction).
Caddo Magnet won the Academic Decathlon contest for Louisiana each year since 1983. This is the longest streak of any school in the nation, and the longest in the history of the competition. Caddo Magnet students have traveled to Los Angeles, CA; Anchorage, Alaska; Phoenix, AZ; Erie, PA; Boise, ID; Honolulu, HI; St. George, UT; Providence, RI; and Atlanta, GA.
Their Debate team has won numerous state and national awards, competed in over 12,000 debates, received over 1250 trophies and more than 200 sweepstakes awards at tournaments all over the United States. In 1997, seniors Andy Ryan and Kamal Ghali won the Tournament of Champions (Kentucky TOC), the national championship of high school policy debate. In 2000, juniors Sameer Asher and Nermin Ghali placed 3rd.
Students participating in varsity and lifetime sports have won district competitions and advanced to the state levels. During the 2007-2008 season of High School Varsity soccer, the Caddo Magnet boys won the State Championship and were ranked as high as #2 in the nation by NSCAA (National Soccer Coaches of America Association). This is the first time, since 1996, that a North Louisiana boys soccer team has won state; moreover, this is the first time ever that a North Louisiana boys soccer team has won the 5A State Championship. Over 2300 people showed up for the game, which was played in Shreveport. They beat Woodlawn (Baton Rouge) 2-1. Their coach, Radi Baltov was named the Louisiana Boys Soccer Coach of the Year in 2008, and he continues to coach at Magnet today.
2005 Louisiana School Performance Score (SPS) Comparisons