St. Augustine High School

    ST. AUGUSTINE HIGH SCHOOL, 2600 A.P. Tureaud Ave., New Orleans – St. Augustine High School was constructed by the Archdiocese of New Orleans with funds solicited from Catholics of the archdiocese through the Youth Progress Program. The building and the site on which it stands were purchased by the Society of St. Joseph of the Sacred Heart (the Josephite Fathers and Brothers), to whom the operation of the school was entrusted.
    The school’s patron saint is St. Augustine of Hippo, a prominent bishop and scholar from Northern Africa and a Father of the Church.
    St. Augustine High School is committed to educating young men in a Christian environment. It is the leading secondary school for African-American males in Louisiana.
    The school has received national recognition for its success in preparing students for higher education, thus living out its motto: “Under the Lordship of Jesus Christ, St. Augustine High School is the training ground for leadership through academic excellence, moral values, Christian responsibility and reasonable, consistent discipline.”
    In the 2012-13 school year, “The Legacy Lives” as students, faculty, alumni and the community renew their commitment to the mission of St. Augustine High School.
    The faculty presents a challenging, balanced, state-aligned curriculum that enables students to fulfill their God-given abilities in an academic environment conducive to learning. Students benefit from state-of-the-art technology, which includes SMART Board technology, in virtually every class. Every student is motivated to learn and to contribute to the legacy of the school.
    Throughout its history, St. Augustine has produced numerous National Merit and National Achievement Scholarship winners as well as several Presidential Scholars.
    St. Augustine High School partners with alumni, guardians, parents and members of the community in order to give young men the opportunity to attend the school. Groups such as the PTSA, the Men’s Club and other student activity-based clubs assist the administration and faculty in achieving the school’s goals.
    Alumni support the school through individual gifts as well as through the Alumni Advisory Board here in New Orleans and alumni chapters throughout the United States (Atlanta, Houston and Washington, D.C.).
    In order to cultivate its students into well-rounded citizens, St. Augustine High School offers the following student activities: the Book Club, Chess Club, choir, Drama Club, French Club, Future Business Leaders of America, Key Club, Martial Arts Club, Mock Trial, National Honor Society, school newspaper (The Knight), school yearbook (The Josephite), Pro-Life Club, Science Club, Spanish Club, Speech and Debate, Student Council, and Youth and Government.
    Athletic opportunities are available in baseball, basketball (varsity, junior varsity and freshman), bowling, cross country, football (varsity, junior varsity and freshman), golf, tennis and track and field.
    St. Augustine High School’s most noticeable organization is the award-winning Marching 100 band. This band was created by the late Edwin H. Hampton, the school’s legendary bandmaster, and has performed for Pope John Paul II and four U.S. presidents. Furthermore, the band has achieved milestones by participating in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York and the Rose Bowl Parade in Pasadena, Calif. Student musicians can also participate in the school’s concert band and jazz ensemble.
    St. Augustine High School has always been a forerunner in the city of New Orleans and the state of Louisiana. It was one of the first schools to receive accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), the first African-American band to march in the Rex Mardi Gras parade, the first African-American high school to be admitted into the Louisiana High School Athletic Association, the first African-American high school to win a state football championship in Louisiana, and the first Louisiana high school to become USA Today national basketball champions.
    Parents who are looking for a first-class secondary education for their sons, supported by a proud and noble tradition of excellence, should look no further than St. Augustine High School, home of the Purple Knights!
    For additional information, please visit www.purple knights.com or call (504) 944-2424.

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