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East Jefferson High School
400 Phlox Ave

United States
Coordinates29°58′39″N 90°10′53″W / 29.9775°N 90.1814°W / 29.9775; -90.1814Coordinates: 29°58′39″N 90°10′53″W / 29.9775°N 90.1814°W / 29.9775; -90.1814
School districtJefferson Parish Public Schools
PrincipalBen Moscona
Teaching staff50.20 (FTE)[1]
Enrollment1,168 (2018-19)[1]
Student to teacher ratio23.27[1]
Color(s)   Blue and white
Athletics conferenceLHSAA
Team nameWarriors

East Jefferson High School is a public high school located in Metairie in unincorporated Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, United States.[2] It serves portions of Metairie and Kenner.[3][4][5] East Jefferson High School was built in 1955 in a residential neighborhood. The school serves grades 9–12. It is a part of the Jefferson Parish Public Schools system.

Gender segregation and platoon years

Beginning in 1964, East Jefferson was a boys-only school for grades 10 to 11. The graduating class of 1963 was the last coed class for many years. In 1962, a new girls-only high school, Riverdale High School, was opened in Jefferson, LA shifting the 10th & 11th grade EJ girls. Starting in the 1963-64 school year girls-only Riverdale HS had 10th, 11th and 12th grades. By 1970, the East Jefferson attendance swelled to over 2000 boys and forced a two-shift "platoon" system to be implemented. Under the "A.M. & P.M." platoon shifts, the first classes went to school from 7 A.M. until noon, and the second shift went from 1 P.M. to 6 P.M. (the school cafeteria was converted to a library). In 1973, the school board began building a new all-male school near Kenner, called Alfred T. Bonnabel High. Even though it would not be completed until 2 years later, they decided to call the East Jefferson morning shift “Bonnabel” and the afternoon shift “East Jefferson”. The following year, the two shifts flip-flopped. For the third year, the students who had been using the name “Bonnabel” moved into their new buildings, just north of I-10 near Power Blvd. All Jefferson Parish high schools returned to co-ed status in the early 1980s.


East Jefferson High athletics competes in the LHSAA.


Football championships

On December 13, 2013, EJ's varsity football team finished the season 15-0 with a win against the Edna Karr Cougars, 38-28. This was EJ's first state title in school history and the first undefeated record in the regular season. They finished the season 10-0 then won their first playoff game since 1971. They then won the rest of the playoff games and finished the season with a bang by beating Edna Karr, finishing #23 in the nation.

Baseball championships

In the 1970s, EJ's baseball team won three state titles, in 1971, 1972, and 1978. In 1971, EJ beat Broadmoor 8-1 to win the 4A title. EJ repeated as 4A state champs in 1972, defeating Neville 3-2. In 1978, EJ won another 4A title, beating West Monroe by a score of 3-1.

Notable alumni

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