Vandebilt Catholic High School
|Vandebilt Catholic High School|
|209 South Hollywood Road
Houma, Louisiana, (Terrebonne Parish) 70360
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic,
Brothers of the Sacred Heart
|Founder||Marianite Sisters of Holy Cross|
|• Grade 8||211|
|• Grade 9||196|
|• Grade 10||181|
|• Grade 11||161|
|• Grade 12||191|
|Average class size||25|
|Color(s)||Royal Blue and Gold|
|Rival||Edward Douglas White Catholic High School|
|Accreditation||Southern Association of Colleges and Schools |
|Athletic Director||Margaret Johnson|
|Assistant to the Athletic Director||Jeremy Atwell|
Vandebilt was founded by the Marianites of Holy Cross in 1870 (as St. Francis de Sales High School until 1965 and later Houma Central Catholic High School until 1966) and continued by the Brothers of the Sacred Heart. The school is committed to spiritual formation and academic excellence in an environment rooted in Catholic values and in the teachings of Jesus Christ.
The school primarily serves Catholic students of Terrebonne Parish. A college preparatory curriculum is offered as the school stresses a personal approach to the education of the whole student through diverse academic, athletic, and co-curricular programs.
Vandebilt Catholic was named after Father August Vandebilt (November 10, 1866 - April 7, 1938), who was born in the Netherlands. He was ordained into the priesthood at the American College of Louvain on June 29, 1890. Father Vandebilt died in his position as pastor of the Church of St. Francis de Sales in Houma, Louisiana.
On March 27, 1966, Houma Central Catholic High School was named in honor of Father Vandebilt.
- Tab Benoit (Class of 1985)- recording artist
- Chuck Bush (Class of 1979) - actor
- Marty J. Chabert - state senator for Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes, 1992-1996
- Edward Joseph (Joey) Reynolds, II (as Joey Donovan) (Class of 1985) - radio talk show host; founding president, Ad Astra Radio
- Tanner Magee (Class of 1998) - District 53 member of the Louisiana House of Representatives; Houma attorney
- Karl Morgan (Class of 1979) - American football player, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Houston Oilers, Saskatchewan Roughriders; coach, Alcorn State University (defensive co-ordinator), University of North Alabama (defensive co-ordinator)
- Theresa Plaisance, professional basketball player
- Remy Pere (Class of 1964) - Brigadier General (retired), Louisiana Army National Guard,
- SACS-CASI. "SACS-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on April 29, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-23.
- "Vandebilt Catholic Alma Mater". Vandebilt Catholic Highschool. Retrieved 31 January 2014.
- Plaisance enjoys 1st season in WNBA, ready for Turkey - Houma Times: Sports