Catahoula Schools

Schools of Catahoula Parish
Early and Present Day

Am looking for other schools of Catahoula Parish - all time periods
pictures, year books, autograph books, graduation listings,

newspaper articles..........teachers etc.
If you have info E-Mail ME


Early Schools and Directors - From the 1885 "Catahoula News"

Little River Settlement School

Catahoula Academy

  Sr Class 1939 


Meyers Bend School - Myers Bend Rd.    Picture (year unknown)   Picture thanks to Ms Rose Meyers
J H Meyers donated land to the school board office for a school on Jun 5, 1908.  This school was known as
Meyers School House.  The school was attended by the Meyers children and the Coon Barron children who
crossed the Ouachita River to attend the school.  Mrs Clara Curry was one of the early school teachers.  She
was educated at La Tech.  Mrs Curry taught school for $12.00 a month.  She rode a horse, side-saddle for
several miles to teach at the school. 
The school bell was placed at the Meyers Bend Pentecostal Church.
In the picture, standing on the back row next to Mrs Curry is Collam Meyers, next to him is C L Barron, and
5th from Mrs Curry is Edna Meyers.

Magnolia School - Picture   Picture thanks to Ms Rose Meyers
On Jan 17, 1885, Margaret Sterling Stutson gave the land for this school.  She had a chimney built for the school.
In the picture, not sure of date...On the front row (sitting on the ground) are some of the Stutson boys.  Standing on
front row, girl in white dress is Irma (Stutson) Enright.  The girl, next to the last on front row, Mamie (Stutson) Barrow.

Harrisonburg High School

Harrisonburg Elementary School

Jonesville and surrounding communities
Block High School
First graduating class 1916 - R P Boyd, Sr; Valedictorian, Josephine Breithaupt, Esther Swayze, Myrtle Wurster,
Annie Brown, and Josie Brown.

picture 1921 submitted by Will Clifton   need new link   (Note from Jeff this picture probably older that 1921)

Past Principals of Block HS

Upper Classes of Block High School 1948-1949     (submitted by Denzelle Humble   need new link)    

Boggy Bayou - 1948 consolidated into Central Jr High, which became Central High School

Catahoula Paish Training School -

Central High School

Jonesville Elementary

Jonesville Jr High

Lake Lilly - built about 1910 near where the Lake Lilly church is now.  Mrs Alpha Beasley Webb and Mr Bill Honeycutt
were teachers in 1912,  in the next school session Mr Howard Wright took Mr Honeycutt's place.  1920-21 Myrtle Clark and Lessie Ford taught.

Larto - 1948 consolidated into Central Jr High, which became Central High School


Pritchard - Old Magnolia School



Swamp Lilly - Boggy Bayou in Sandy Lake area of Jonesville.

Unknown Name - Located on land owned by the Kirklands.

Unknown Name -  on now Hwy 124, was also used as a church.  Some 1903-1908 teachers were Evie Bennett, Ethel Ellis, Len Richey, Jim Garahan, Fulton O'Quinn and Harris Finley.

Utility School - Located at first on the Ernest Young property--- then was moved to several different locations.
1910-1913 Mrs Annie Richardson Allen - other teachers through the years were:  Mrs Lottie Dosher Kirby Gibson,
Mr Juan Gibson, Mrs Edna Dowdy Kelly, Dora Robinson, Clara Bradford, Bill Russell, Alice Alexander, Bernice Coon,
Katie LaCroix, and Minnie Bradford.  In 1919-20 Earl Bradford was Principal and Maude Randall teacher.
In 1920-21, Ruby Davis was Principal and taught with Maude Randall.  This was the last year of the school.

Wallace Ridge -
Some early teachers (early 1900's), Sam McCree, Jack Sones, Albert Maxwell, Leonard
Mackey, Benton Finley, Harris Finley, Mary Strickland, Era Dell Crawford, Myra Wright, Roy Mophett,
Julia Lanier, Rufus Taylor and Annie Taylor.  This school was close in the late 1920's.
Sicily Island
J P Knapp Academy - ca 1882, some information

Martin Jr High School  - photo of the school - present

Sicily Island High School

Sicily Island Elementary School


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