Natchitoches Central High School

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Natchitoches Central High School
Natchitoches Central High School.jpg
Building of Natchitoches Central High School in November 8, 2016
Natchitoches Central High School is located in Louisiana
Natchitoches Central High School
Natchitoches Central High School
Natchitoches Central High School is located in the US
Natchitoches Central High School
Natchitoches Central High School
6513 Highway 1 South Bypass
Natchitoches, Louisiana 71457
United States
Coordinates 31°44′44″N 93°6′30″W / 31.74556°N 93.10833°W / 31.74556; -93.10833Coordinates: 31°44′44″N 93°6′30″W / 31.74556°N 93.10833°W / 31.74556; -93.10833
Type Public
School district Natchitoches Parish School Board
Principal Bill Gordy
Grades 9-12
Number of students 1200+
Color(s) Maroon, Gold And White
Mascot Chief
Newspaper The Chieftain
Yearbook The Chinquapin

Natchitoches Central High School is a public high school in Natchitoches, Louisiana, United States. It is a part of the Natchitoches Parish School Board.

The development of Natchitoches Central High School, like so many schools in the 1960s and early 1970s, began with Federal Court orders to desegregate the two major existing high schools in the city of Natchitoches. To insure smooth transition, the faculties of both Central High School and Natchitoches High School attended a workshop at Northwestern State University to develop curricula, attitudes, and the necessary internal organizations to promote the total school.

The Natchitoches Parish School System was placed under another court order in 1981 to further desegregate its schools. This led to massive consolidation and assigned 10th through 12th grade students from Natchitoches, Allen, Provencal, Marthaville, and Robeline into the new Natchitoches Central High School facility. Ninth grade students were housed at a nearby facility named Natchitoches Ninth Grade Center and operated under a separate administration. Cooperative planning, with reorganization of scheduling and curriculum, was necessary to insure a smooth transition of faculties, students, and communities into the new educational endeavor.

In 1989, Cloutierville High School was closed and those students were assigned to Natchitoches Central High School.

In November 1992, Natchitoches Central High School was one of five Louisiana public high schools nominated for the Blue Ribbon Schools Excellence in Education Award in a national program sponsored by the United States Department of Education.

Major reconstruction began on the facility in 1998 and 24 new rooms were added to the building. The beginning of the 2000 school year marked the consolidation of Natchitoches Central and the Ninth Grade Center and began a new phase in the history of this school.

The Chief is the school mascot, and the school colors are maroon, gold, and white. School publications include a newspaper, The Chieftain, and the yearbook, The Chinquapin.

Natchitoches Central High School Principals (since moving into the current facilities): Derwood Duke (1981-1988) Lester Lee (1988-1990) Julio C. Toro (1990-1999) Ronnie Waites (1999-2006) David Elkins (2006-2010) Dale Skinner (2010-2014) Bill Gordy (2014-present)

Notable alumni[edit]

School uniforms[edit]

The district requires all students to wear school uniforms.

Student Clubs/Organizations[edit]

  • 4-H Club
  • African American Studies Club
  • Band
  • Band Flag Line
  • Baseball
  • Beta Club
  • Bible Club
  • Boys' Basketball
  • Boys' Soccer
  • Boys' Track
  • C.O.P.E.
  • Cheerleaders
  • Chiefettes
  • Cross Country
  • Drama Club
  • FBLA
  • FCA
  • FFA
  • Football
  • French Club
  • Girls' Basketball
  • Girls' Soccer
  • Girls' Track
  • Government Close Up
  • Governor’s Program on Abstinence
  • JROTC (Chief Battalion)
  • JROTC Armed and Unarmed Regulation Team
  • JROTC Armed Exhibition (Chiefs)
  • JROTC Male and Female Color Guard
  • JROTC Physical Fitness Team
  • JROTC Rifle Team
  • JROTC Unarmed Exhibition (Slap Team)
  • Key Club
  • Leo Club
  • Maroon Line
  • National Honor Society
  • Orchestra
  • Peer Helpers
  • Powerlifting
  • Quiz Bowl
  • Rodeo Club
  • SADD
  • Science Club
  • SGO
  • Softball
  • Swim Team
  • Tennis
  • YACA

Parent organizations[edit]

  • Athletic Boosters
  • Band Boosters
  • PTSO


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  2. ^ "Joe Dumars". Basketball-Reference.Com. Retrieved November 26, 2012. 

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