Mary M. Bethune High School (Norco, Louisiana)

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Mary M. Bethune High School
Location
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United States
Coordinates30°00′14″N 90°24′39″W / 30.003753°N 90.410824°W / 30.003753; -90.410824Coordinates: 30°00′14″N 90°24′39″W / 30.003753°N 90.410824°W / 30.003753; -90.410824
Information
School typePublic
School districtSt. Charles Parish Public School System
Grades1-12
GenderCo-Ed
Campus typeSuburban

Mary M. Bethune High School was a public high school located in present-day Norco, Louisiana in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana.[1] It served black students on the east bank of the Mississippi River,[2] from grades 1 through 12. It was in the St. Charles Parish Public School System.

History[edit]

Mary M. Bethune High School was an elementary and secondary racially segregated school located in the Diamond Community of Norco, Louisiana that opened in 1952.[3] In 1969, the school was closed with elementary-aged children attending schools directed by court guidelines and high school students were moved to Destrehan High School.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Norco Town History". stcharlesparish-la.gov. Retrieved 2016-01-02.
  2. ^ "Education Expansion." By: Richoux, Marilyn, Joan Becnel and Suzanne Friloux, from St. Charles Parish, Louisiana: A Pictorial History, 2010. Posted at the St. Charles Parish Museum and Historical Association. Retrieved on December 3, 2016.
  3. ^ "Shell" (PDF). labucketbrigade.org. Retrieved 2016-01-02.
  4. ^ Lerner, Steve; Bullard, Robert (2006-02-17). Diamond [A Struggle for Environmental Justice in Louisiana's Chemical Corridor]. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. p. 56. ISBN 0262250187. Retrieved January 2, 2016.