Captain Shreve High School

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Captain Shreve High School
Address
6115 East Kings Highway
Shreveport, LA 71105-4699

United States
Coordinates 32°26′53″N 93°42′45″W / 32.44806°N 93.71250°W / 32.44806; -93.71250Coordinates: 32°26′53″N 93°42′45″W / 32.44806°N 93.71250°W / 32.44806; -93.71250
Information
Type Public
Established 1967
Principal Ginger Gustavson
Color(s) Green and Gold         
Athletics conference District 1-5A
Mascot Al E. Gator
Rival C.E. Byrd High School
Website

Captain Shreve High School (CSHS) was opened in Shreveport, Louisiana in the fall of 1967. The school was named for Captain Henry Miller Shreve, who was responsible for clearing the log jam on the Red River, which led to the founding of Shreveport in 1835. Captain Shreve is one of the largest high schools in the Caddo Parish School District with an enrollment of over 1,500 students.

Notable Events[edit]

  • 1968 May – 137 members of the first graduating class of Captain Shreve High School receive diplomas at Shreveport Civic Center
  • 1968 October – Captain Shreve's Alma Mater was performed for the first time by the band and pep squad at a pep rally
  • 1970 – Gators finish 2nd in 3A State Basketball Championship
  • 1970 – Gators win 3A State Golf Championship
  • 1970 – Gators tie with Byrd HS for State Tennis Championship (team)
  • 1971 – Gators win State Golf Championship (2nd time)
  • 1971 – Gators win State Tennis Championship (team 2nd, girls singles, mixed doubles)
  • 1973 – Gators win the 4A State Football Championship under Head Coach Lee Hedges
  • 1974 – Gators win State Tennis Championship (girls team, girls singles, girls doubles)
  • 1975 – Gators win State Tennis Championship (girls team 2nd, boys team, girls singles, boys singles, girls doubles, mixed doubles)
  • 1976 – Gators win State Tennis Championship (girls team 3rd, girls singles, boys singles, mixed doubles)
  • 1977 – Gators win State Tennis Championship (girls team 4th, girls singles, girls doubles)
  • 1978 – Gators win State Tennis Championship (girls team 5th, girls singles, girls doubles, boys doubles, mixed doubles)
  • 1979 – Gators win State Tennis Championship (girls team 6th, girls singles, girls doubles, mixed doubles)
  • 1979 – Original principal Stanley Powell is promoted to Central Office position, replaced by former math teacher Miss Sandra McCalla
  • 1980 – Gators win State Tennis Championship (girls team 7th, girls singles, girls doubles)
  • 1982 – Gators win 4A State Golf Championship (3rd time)
  • 1984 – recognized as one of only two Blue Ribbon Schools in Louisiana by President Ronald Reagan. This award recognizes schools whose students have thrived and excelled and highlights outstanding models of school leadership.
  • 1984 – Gators win State Tennis Championship (girls team 8th, boys team 2nd)
  • 1985 – Gators win State Tennis Championship (girls team 9th)
  • 1986 – Gators win State Tennis Championship (girls team 10th)
  • 1987 – Gators win 4A State Golf Championship (4th time)
  • 1990 – Gators win State Tennis Championship (boys team 3rd)
  • 1991 – Gators win State Tennis Championship (boys team 4th)
  • 1993 – Gators win State Tennis Championship (boys team 5th)
  • 2002 – Gators win State Tennis Championship (boys team 6th)
  • 2003 – Gators win 5A State Golf Championship (5th time)
  • 2006 – Gators win the 4A State Baseball Championship
  • 2007 – Gators finish 2nd in 4A State Baseball Championship
  • 2009 – Gators finish 2nd in Boys State Soccer Championship
  • 2015 April – Head football coach Richard Lary dies suddenly of a heart attack. Tributes pour in from around the city and the nation celebrating the impact Lary had on the lives of his many students and athletes.
  • 2015 July – Long-time principal Dr. Sandra McCalla announces her pending retirement. McCalla came to Captain Shreve as a teacher in 1967 and broke down barriers as the first female high school principal in Caddo Parish when she took the reins from Stanley Powell in 1979. The impact McCalla had on students and fellow educators over her half-century in education was reflected in all the fond memories and well-wishes that poured in as she turned control of the school over to Ginger Gustavson in October 2015.
  • 2017 January – Javin Bowman selected by the Louisiana Association of Student Councils to serve as the BESE student representative for 2017
  • 2017 – Lady Gators win first District Soccer Championship
  • 2017 – Lady Gators win first District Basketball Championship
  • 2017 May – the National Association of Student Councils recognizes Captain Shreve High School's student council as a Gold Council of Excellence for the 10th straight year.
  • 2017 June – Volume I of the Verdant student writing anthology published.

Clubs and activities[edit]

Eligibility to participate in the extracurricular activities marked with an asterisk is determined at the end of each grading period. The student must have a grade point average of 2.0 (or higher, in the case of certain groups) and pass five subjects on the weighted scale in order to be eligible. The administration may deny membership to students who exhibit patterns of inappropriate behavior.

  • Art Club
  • Astra Club
  • Black Studies Association
  • Cheerleading
    • Varsity Cheerleading / Al E. Gator
    • Junior Varsity Cheerleading
    • Ninth Grade Cheerleading
    • Competition Cheerleading
  • Chess Club
  • Debate
  • Drama Club
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Football Ad Staff
  • French Club
  • Future Business Leaders of America
  • Game Club
  • Highline
  • Interact Club
  • International Club
  • International Thespian Society
  • JROTC
    • Raiders
    • Rifle Team
    • Orienteering
    • Russian Club
    • Color Guard
    • Drill Team
  • League of Presidents
  • LOG
  • Mock Trial
  • Mu Alpha Theta
  • National Honor Society
  • Newspaper Staff - The Enterprise
  • PTSA Distinguished Scholars
  • Pep Squad
  • Quiz Bowl Team
  • Science Club
  • Spanish Club
  • Student Council
  • Theatre Performance Team
  • Youth in Government
  • Z-Club

Notable alumni[edit]

    • Ken Anderson, '93 – National Football League defensive lineman for the Chicago Bears in 1998-1999
    • Scott Baker, '00 – Major League Baseball pitcher for the Minnesota Twins, Chicago Cubs, Texas Rangers, New York Yankees, and Los Angeles Dodgers from 2005-2015, had 839 strikeouts, an ERA of 4.26, and a career record of 66-53.
    • Greg Barro, '75 – Democratic state senator from District 37, Caddo and Bossier parishes from 1992-1996
    • LaMark Carter '89 – Olympic athlete in the triple jump (2000, Sydney), also 3-time national champion in triple jump (1998, 1999, 2001)
    • Charlie Cook, '72 – author of The Cook Political Report which analyzes and forecasts election results
    • Derrick Douglas, '85 – National Football League running back, played with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cleveland Browns in 1990-1992.
    • Mike Johnson '90 – Republican state representative from District 8 from 2015-2016, elected US representative from District 4 in 2016
    • Adam Hamilton, '88 – music producer, songwriter and session drummer and guitarist- former bass guitarist with the glam metal band L.A. Guns
    • Roland Harper, '71 – National Football League running back, played with the Chicago Bears from 1975–82, played in 89 games with 757 rushes for 3,044 yards and 15 touchdowns, 128 receptions for 1,013 yards and 3 touchdowns
    • Bo Harris, '71 – National Football League linebacker, played with the Cincinnati Bengals from 1975–82, played in 103 games with 2 sacks and 7 interceptions
    • Keith Hightower, '75 – businessman and Democratic mayor of Shreveport from 1998-2006, also a City Councilman from 1990-1998
    • Kay McDaniel, '75 – tennis player, selected to the Southern Tennis Hall of Fame in 2007, played in six Wimbledons, six U.S. Opens, and three French Opens, won one singles professional singles title and two doubles titles, reached career high rankings of #30 (singles) and #20 (doubles)
    • Robert Moore, '82 – National Football League defensive back for the Atlanta Falcons from 1986–89, played in 60 games with 1 sack, 8 interceptions, and 3 fumble recoveries.
    • Carlos Pennywell, '74 – National Football League wide receiver, played with the New England Patriots from 1978–81, played in 38 games with 12 receptions for 3 touchdowns.
    • Adrian Perkins, '03 – U.S. Military Academy at West Point Class of 2008 (class president), 2015 Tillman Scholar, Harvard Law School's 2017-18 Student Government President
    • Alan Seabaugh, '85 – Republican state representative from District 5 since 2010
    • Sean West, '05 – Major League Baseball pitcher for the Florida Marlins from 2009–10, had 78 strikeouts an ERA of 5.03, and a career record of 8-8

From 1967 to 1984, Lee Hedges was the head football coach at CSHS; during his tenure the school won district championships and the state championship in 1973, the last time that a Shreveport-Bossier City school has won that title. The CSHS football stadium was renamed in Hedges' honor in 2001.

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