Central Private School

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Central Private School
Address
Central Private School is located in Louisiana
Central Private School
Central Private School
Central Private School is located in the United States
Central Private School
Central Private School
12801 Centerra Court

Baker
,
Louisiana

United States
Coordinates30°33′58.27″N 91°3′37.56″W / 30.5661861°N 91.0604333°W / 30.5661861; -91.0604333
Information
TypePrivate School
Established1967
HeadmasterDavid Prescott
GradesPre-K–12
Enrollment470[1] (2016)
Color(s)Red, Grey, & White             
Website

Central Private School (CPS) or Central Private (CP) is a private education institution located in Central City, Louisiana. The school was founded in the 1967 as a segregation academy in response to the court ordered desegregation of public schools.[2] It is one of several private schools located in East Baton Rouge Parish.

Faculty[edit]

The school's faculty is composed of 44.5 FTE teachers.[1]

Curriculum[edit]

Subjects include science, art, mathematics, language arts, physical education, social studies, and foreign languages.[3]

Student body[edit]

The majority of the students are white (86%), along with students of other ethnicities.[1] The school enrolls students from East Baton Rouge and surrounding areas.

Athletics[edit]

The school left the Louisiana Independent School Association in 1992 to join the Mississippi Private School Association (MPSA). The MPSA changed its name in 2009 to the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS).[4] Effective July 1, 2019, Central Private joined the Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA). It competes in District 1-A.[5]

  • Baseball—The Rebels have won 12 state championships since the school's opening in 1971, including the years 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2013.
  • Football
  • Basketball—The Rebels won four consecutive titles[specify] from 1998–2002. In 2013, Central Private's boys basketball team became the first school from the state of Louisiana to win the MAIS overall championship.
  • Golf

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Central Private School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Private school study approved". Daily World. Opelousas, Louisiana. July 1, 1969. p. 1.
  3. ^ [1] Archived February 12, 2006, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ MPSA Home Page
  5. ^ https://www.centralprivate.org/athletics/