De La Salle High School (New Orleans)


De La Salle High School (New Orleans)

De La Salle High School is a co-educational parochial high school in New Orleans, Louisiana.

De La Salle is part of the New Orleans parochial school system. It was originally opened in 1949 as an all-boys school. However, the school began accepting girls in 1992, and it is today a co-educational Catholic high school.

The school's mascot is the "Cavaliers," and its school colors are maroon and white.

The campus of De La Salle High School is located in Uptown New Orleans near the University District, at the intersection of Saint Charles Avenue and Jefferson Avenue, between Saint Charles and Prytania Avenue.

It should also be noted that De La Salle was the first High School to open in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. The school opened its doors to high school students from schools all across the city and surrounding areas.

Notable Alumni

* David Vitter - U.S. Senator for Louisiana - '79
* Gene Taylor - U.S. Congressman for Mississippi - '71
* Jim Letten - U.S. Attorney Eastern District of Louisiana - '71
* Jim Rapier - Author - '85
* Hon. James F. McKay III - '64
* Travers Mackel - WDSU channel 6 news reporter
* Fletcher Mackel - WDSU channel 6 news reporter
* Dawn Angelique Richard from MTV's hit show Making the Band,Danity Kane
* Garron Matthew Johnson-Attorney
* Chris Horton- 7th round draft pick (Washington Redskins) out of UCLA

The following players were recently named to Louisiana's Greatest High School Football Players List:

* Erroll Linden '56
* Tyler Lafauci '69
* Karl Hankton '88
* Marquise Hill '00

Athletics

De La Salle has 17 sports teams (10-guys)(7-girls). De La Salle has also won 24 state titles, 1 co-title, and 14 state runner-up. De La Salle is a member of the LHSAA.

References.

* [http://www.delasallenola.com/ De La Salle Official Website.]


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