H. L. Bourgeois High School

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H. L. Bourgeois High School
1 Reservation Court
Gray, Louisiana 70359
Coordinates 29°40′30″N 90°46′36″W / 29.675°N 90.7768°W / 29.675; -90.7768Coordinates: 29°40′30″N 90°46′36″W / 29.675°N 90.7768°W / 29.675; -90.7768
School type public high school
Motto It's a Matter of Pride!
Established 1973
School district Terrebonne Parish School District
Principal Matthew Hodson
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 1,465
Hours in school day 7
Campus type Suburb/rural
School colour(s) Blue & gray         
Fight song "Cherokee"
Mascot Brave
Rival Terrebonne High School
Newspaper Smoke Signals
Yearbook Calumet

H. L. Bourgeois High School is a public high school in Gray, Louisiana and one of four traditional high schools in the Terrebonne Parish School District. The school is named after Henry Louis Bourgeois, an educator who served as superintendent of the school district from 1914 to 1955.

Built in response to a rising population at Terrebonne High School,[1] the school opened in 1973 and was first accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in 1975. For its first 40 years, HLB primarily served students in grades 10-12. For the 2013-2014 school year, an all-new Freshman Center was completed to serve ninth-grade students. Prior to this, freshman students were housed at nearby Evergreen Junior High School.[2]

The school serves the communities of Gray, Schriever, Gibson, Donner, and Chacahoula, as well as parts of Houma and Thibodaux.



The school is classified as 5A in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association and competes in several sports:[3]

  • Baseball
  • Basketball (girls and boys)
  • Bowling (girls and boys)
  • Cheerleading (non-sanctioned)
  • Cross Country (girls and boys)
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Powerlifting (girls and boys)
  • Raindancers (dance team)
  • Soccer (girls and boys)
  • Softball
  • Swimming (girls and boys)
  • Tennis (girls and boys)
  • Track and Field (girls and boys)
  • Volleyball

Clubs and organizations[edit]

HLB also offers students opportunities to participate in clubs and organizations:[4]


  • L. P. Bordelon III (1973-1980)
  • Luther Fletcher (1980-1994)
  • Nolan Harris (1994-1997)
  • Sherry Jones (1997-2004)
  • Nason Authement (2004-2010)
  • Bridget Olivier (2010-2013)
  • Matthew Hodson (2013–present)[5]

Notable alumni[edit]


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