Mary M. Bethune High School (Norco, Louisiana)

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Mary M. Bethune High School
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
School typePublic
School districtSt. Charles Parish Public School System
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.


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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  1. ^ "Norco Town History". 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). 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.