Ouachita Parish High School

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Ouachita Parish High School
681 highway 594
Monroe, Louisiana
United States
Type Public
Established 1894
Principal Mr. Eddie Mahoney
Grades 9 - 12
Enrollment approx. 1500
Color(s) Cardinal and White         
Mascot Lions
Nickname The O, OPHS
Rival West Monroe High School, Neville High School, Ruston High School
Yearbook The Roarer

Ouachita Parish High School is a high school located in unincorporated Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, near Monroe. It is administrated by the Ouachita Parish School Board. It is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The school mascot is the Lion.

Ouachita Parish High School is the oldest school in northeast Louisiana, being founded in 1894. The school has been located in three different buildings. Two of these are registered on the National Register of Historic Places.


Ouachita's football team won the 1989 state championship and was runner-up in 1941 and 1994. Their rivalry with West Monroe High School is often referred to as the REBEL-LION, referring to the mascots of the schools, Rebels and Lions. The Lions participate in district 2-5A and Louisiana 5A.

Dance team[edit]

The Ouachita Dandylions is a nationally-honored dance team consisting of 35 girls. The Dandylions participate in national competition each year in Orlando, Florida. The dance team rivals are the Neville High School Bengal Belles.


The Pride of Ouachita Marching Band is one of the most prestigious high school marching bands in the Monroe/ West Monroe Area. They have been awarded a number of Grand Champions, recently receiving Grand Champions at the 2012 Parkway High School Marching Competitions. Rivals are West Monroe High School Rebel Marching Band

Notable alumni[edit]

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