Livonia High School (Louisiana)
|Livonia High School|
|3118 LA Hwy 78
|School district||Pointe Coupee Parish School Board|
|Color(s)||Green & Gold|
The present Livonia High School was established in Livonia in 1915. The following year, 1916, this school was combined to also include all of the students from Valverda and Dreyfus schools. The present Livonia High building was built in 1936. It was originally a two story brick building. The second floor was lost to a fire in 1971. During the 1990/1991 school year, Livonia High was scheduled to be closed down as part of a parish wide school consolidation plan that resulted in the establishment of Pointe Coupee Central High School. Because parents in Livonia and the surrounding area protested the closure, Livonia High School remained open; however, other Pointe Coupee Parish Schools closed and students transferred to Pointe Coupee Central High School. The school serves approximately 1000 students (7th through 12th grade) living in the southern region of Pointe Coupee Parish.
In 2011, the school became home to the United States Air Force JROTC (AFJROTC) detachment LA-935. This detachment had previously been headquartered at nearby Pointe Coupee Central High School. The JROTC program was discontinued after the 2014 school year.
The school faculty is made up of approximately 43 teachers who instruct in a wide array of courses including, Advanced Math, Algebra, General Math, English, Study Skills, Physical Education, American History, World Geography, Civics, Free Enterprise, Keyboarding, Word Processing, Geometry, French language, Art, Introduction to Health Professions, Louisiana History, Welding, Reading, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics, Physical Science, Business English, Biology, Publications, and Agriculture.
Livonia High School is a member of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association and currently competes in classification 4A in a variety of sports, including, football, baseball, softball, basketball, track, girls volleyball, and dance. The school's football team won state championships in 1962, 1963, 1964, and 1965 while playing as part of six and eight-man football schemes. The school's first state championship in eleven-man football came in 2014 with a win in the Class 3A state championship game.
Livonia beat Parkview Baptist 7-5 in the 2011 State Baseball Championship to win its first state baseball title since the eighties. Livonia attempted to defend the 2011 state title in 2012 as the number 3 seeded team in the 3A division before falling to the eventual state champions from North Desoto High School in the quarterfinal round. In 2013, the team football team made it to the Louisiana high school state championship under coach David Brewerton. The team lost 33–27 in double overtime. In 2014, Livonia won its first state football title, defeating Amite by a score of 43-14.
- John Dupont, "From the Sidelines: There WERE Other champs," The Pointe Coupee Banner, Vol. 137, no. 8 (New Roads: September 26, 2013), p. 18.