Rosenwald High School

Rosenwald High School (formerly New Roads High School, [Lockhart, John M. "Pioneers in Education", " [http://www.riversidereader.com The Riverside Reader] ", February 11, 2008, p. 1] ) was a school located on Louisiana Highway 10 in the city of New Roads, Louisiana. The school was originally opened in 1948 as New Roads Rosenwald Elementary School and was located on upper Cemetery Street. It was as an all black school that went up through the seventh grade. In 1950, an all black high school was opened in New Roads. This new school was the first all black high school in Pointe Coupee Parish. It was named the New Roads Negro High School ("a.k.a." New Roads Colored High School) [Martin, Dianne & Lockhart, John M. "Milestone Moment: Pointe Coupee's claim as 'cradle of public education' began 200 years ago this year"", " [http://www.riversidereader.com The Riverside Reader] ", October 6, 2008, p. 4] .. It was later renamed New Roads High School. In 1958, the school was merged with Rosenwald Elementary School and was moved to the New Roads Street location. [http://etd.lsu.edu/docs/available/etd-1119103-164312/unrestricted/Smith_dis.pdf] At this merger, the school was called New Roads Rosenwald High School. The name was later changed to simply Rosenwald High School. In 1980, Rosenwald High was partnered with, the mostly white, Poydras High School as part of a desegreation plan similar to the plan involving Batchelor High School and Innis High School. After Poydras High closed in 1981, Rosenwald became the only public high school in New Roads. It was a high school in the Pointe Coupee Parish Public School system until after the 1990-91 school year, when the high school was closed down as part of a plan to combine all parish public schools into the newly formed Pointe Coupee Central High School. The school's mascots was the Trojans. It was named after philanthropist, Julius Rosenwald. The school has origins in the Rosenwald Schools of the early 1900's. The old Rosenwald High School building, located at 1100 New Roads Street, is currently home to Rosenwald Elementary School.

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