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Encyclopedia > Jesuit High School, New Orleans

Jesuit High School is an all-boys Jesuit high school in New Orleans, Louisiana founded in 1847. Its address is 4133 Banks Street. It is the most prestigious Catholic school in the New Orleans area; over 99% of graduates attend college and the school annually ranks among the top private schools in the nation in number of National Merit semifinalists[1]. The class of 2005 received more than $17 million in college scholarship offers, an average of more than $66,000 per student. The Society of Jesus (Latin: Societas Iesu), commonly known as the Jesuits, is a Roman Catholic religious order. ... High school is the name used for the last segment of compulsory education in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Ireland, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Mauritius, New Zealand (in New Zealand college is more commonly used as a generic term for secondary school) Philippines, Scotland, South Africa, some established schools in Singapore... Nickname: The Big Easy Motto: Official website: http://www. ... 1847 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... The PSAT/NMSQT, or Preliminary-SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, is a multiple choice standardized test generally taken by high school juniors, sophomores, and freshmen in the United States. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The mascot is a blue jay posed with his fists raised, designed by cartoonist Walt Kelly. The school's colors are blue and white. As with most Jesuit schools, its motto is Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam ("for the greater glory of God" in Latin). Jesuit holds various local and state records for its outstanding academic and athletic achievements. The 1946 athletic year yielded the state record for best athletics of any school in the state. The track, baseball, basketball, football, cross-country, and American Legion baseball teams all went undefeated in the state. Guest speakers such as the author Sister Helen Prejean and NEA Chairman Dana Gioia have addressed the student body over the years. Throughout Jesuit's history it has always been noted for its excellence not only in academics but also in its vast array of sports and extracurricular activities. Binomial name Cyanocitta cristata Linnaeus, 1758 Blue Jay range The Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) is a North American jay, a handsome bird with predominantly lavender-blue to mid-blue feathering from the top of the head to midway down the back. ... Walter Crawford Kelly, Jr (August 25, 1913 - October 18, 1973), known simply as Walt Kelly, was a cartoonist notable for his comic strip Pogo featuring characters that inhabited a portion of the Okefenokee Swamp in Georgia. ... The Society of Jesus (Latin: Societas Iesu), commonly known as the Jesuits, is a Roman Catholic religious order. ... Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam (Latin: For the greater glory of God), often abbreviated AMDG, is the motto of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... The neutrality of this article is disputed. ... Sister Helen Prejean Sister Helen Prejean (b. ... Michael Dana Gioia (born December 24, 1950) is an American poet who quit his successful career as a corporate executive to write. ...

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History

The College of the Immaculate Conception was founded in 1847 but did not open until 1849; it was both a secondary school and a college, and both were located in downtown New Orleans at the corner of Baronne and Common. In 1911, the high school and college divisions were split and the college division relocated to St. Charles Avenue; the high school remained on Baronne Street until 1926, when it was moved to its current location on Carrollton and Banks in Mid-City. Since 1926, several additions have been made to the campus. In 1953 a wing was added along Palmyra Street; the addition included an auditorium, chapel, cafeteria, library, and band room.


The school's current president is Rev. Anthony McGinn, S.J., and its current principal is Michael Giambelluca (Class of 1982). 1982 (MCMLXXXII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


It is the best school in the New Orleans area.


See also: http://www.jesuitnola.org/about/schoolhistory.htm http://www.loyno.edu/thomashall/Last150.html


Notable alumni

Will Clark began the celebration after the Giants won the NL pennant in 1989. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... Marc H. Morial Marc Haydel Morial (born 1958) is an African-American political and civic leader and former mayor of New Orleans. ... The post of Mayor of the city of New Orleans, Louisiana has been held by the following individuals: Etienne de Boré 1803-04 James Pitot 1804-05 John Watkins 1805-07 James Mather 1807-12 Charles Trudeau 1812 Nicholas Girod 1812 LeBreton Dorgenois 1812 Nicholas Girod 1812-15 Augustin Macarty... Harry Connick, Jr. ... This article is about the year. ... Maurice Edwin Moon Landrieu (born July 23, 1930) is a former Judge, Mayor of New Orleans, Louisiana, and United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Official language(s) English and French Capital Baton Rouge Largest city New Orleans at last official government census, but probably Baton Rouge since Hurricane Katrina Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 31st 134,382 km² 210 km 610 km 16 29°N to 33°N 89°W to... Chief Justice Edward Douglass White took the office in 1910. ... 1865 is a common year starting on Sunday. ... The Chief Justice of the United States is the head of the judicial branch of the government of the United States, and presides over the Supreme Court of the United States. ... The Supreme Court of the United States is the supreme court in the United States. ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ...

Effect of Hurricane Katrina

When Hurricane Katrina flooded New Orleans, Jesuit High School was inundated as well with five feet of water devastating the first floor. When it was announced that the school was closed indefinitely, many students enrolled in places to which they had evacuated, with the largest concentration of students at Strake Jesuit in Houston, where at one point four hundred displaced Jesuit New Orleans students attended classes at night. In mid-October, Jesuit opened a night school at St. Martin's Episcopal School in Metairie, just outside of New Orleans, with about five hundred students attending until Thanksgiving. After Thanksgiving, Jesuit returned its operations to its own campus, becoming the first flooded school in New Orleans to reopen, though the first floor was still unusable. Most of the reconstruction of the first floor is scheduled to be completed by August 2006, in time for the 2006-2007 school year.On January 23,2006, more than 1000 students came back from Hurricane Katrina. Hurricane Katrina was the eleventh-named tropical storm, fourth hurricane, third major hurricane, and first Category 5 hurricane of the record-breaking 2005 Atlantic hurricane season. ... New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, United States of America. ... Strake Jesuit College Preparatory is a Jesuit preparatory school for young men in southwest Houston, Texas, founded on June 21, 1960. ... Houston redirects here. ... Thanksgiving is an annual holiday observed in the United States and Canada to celebrate being thankful for the things one has. ...


See also

A Jesuit High School is any high school currently or previously operated by the Jesuits, a Roman Catholic religious order. ...

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However, Jesuit schools continue to educate in the Ignatian tradition because of the commitment of lay persons who are dedicated to the ideals and vision of Jesuit education.
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