In this article, we’ll take a look at what is going on with the Caddo Jcampus, North and Herndon High schools, and Caddo Parish desegregation. This is a good place to start if you’re interested in learning more about the history of desegregation in the parish. After all, you’re not the first person to be concerned about desegregation in Caddo Parish.
North Caddo High Caddo Jcampus
The mascot of North Caddo High was the Rebel until the summer of 2020. In a vote to make the school more diverse, the school’s board decided to let the students decide what they wanted for their mascot. Despite the fact that the school is almost entirely white, about 15 percent of its student body is black. Nevertheless, it consistently places in the top four schools in the parish. North Caddo High is one of the state’s highest-performing high schools. It places in the sixty-fifth percentile of schools across the state and is over 40 percent Black.
The documentary is about the historic changes to high schools that resulted from the Civil War. In the 1860s, North Caddo High served both white and Black students, despite racial discrimination. The school even had a Confederate flag and sang “Dixie” at its events. A year later, a new school opened in Belcher, Louisiana. It was named after Joseph Herndon, a Black philanthropist who gave money to improve the education of Negros. In addition,Click Herndon was a Rebel by association. In the Civil War, he fought alongside the Confederate army.
Herndon High Caddo Jcampus
In September 2005, the Caddo Parish Board of Education approved the construction of a new jcampus at Herndon High School. This move was made possible by a gift from David Tyson, who gave 10 acres of his personal property to the school district. The property was located in Pine Island off Clyde Place Road, between Gilliam and Vivian. Tyson also gave the school district an option to lease another twenty acres for its agricultural department.
Joseph Herndon, who had fought in the Civil War for the family land, designated money for the construction of new Black schools. In his honor, the faculty chose a mascot and school colors that were inspired by Historically Black Universities. The school’s name also honors its Black heritage and the first African-American superintendent of Caddo Parish Schools. Tyler is also the first woman and Black woman elected mayor of Shreveport.
Caddo Magnet High School
A student at Caddo Magnet High School has fallen from the second floor of the building, causing him to suffer injuries. The 14-year-old was taken to a hospital for treatment. The cause of the fall is under investigation. The student must complete a consent form. The school’s behavior standards are very strict and the student must adhere to them in order to continue attending classes. Students are expected to behave appropriately and not cause a disturbance to others.
The school is ranked seventh in Louisiana. It offers Advanced Placement courses and exams. Approximately 38% of its student body is considered to be racial or ethnically minority. The school also has an economic disadvantage rating of 18%. Caddo Magnet High School is one of 14 high schools in Caddo Parish Public Schools. The school has an overall ranking of #462 in the nation. Its rankings are based on the performance of its students on state-required tests, graduation rates, and preparation for college.
Desegregation in Caddo Parish
The Caddo Parish School Board relies on the 1981 consent decree directing it to desegregate its schools. However, the board has yet to identify the effects of past segregation on the current school environment. Additionally, the board has not identified the effects of past segregation in its current staffing and admissions policies. If these issues are not resolved, the school board may be forced to rely on racial classifications to address racial imbalances.
In 1969, the Supreme Court heard the case of Alexander v. Holmes County School Board, and Justice Thurgood Marshall recommended large-scale desegregation in Louisiana. The Supreme Court agreed to the recommendation and the school board was forced to send the Herndon Rattlers to the school district’s North Caddo campus. The desegregation process was not a smooth one for everyone, but the district is moving in the right direction.