Loyola College Prep

Loyola College Prep is a private Catholic coeducational high school in Shreveport, Louisiana operated by the Diocese of Shreveport.HistoryOriginally a high school for boys, St.

John Berchmans College opened on November 2, 1902, by the Rev. John Francis O'Connor, S.J. (1848 - 1911), of the New Orleans Province of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). O'Connor was invited by Bishop Anthony Durier of the Diocese of Natchitoches to establish a new church and a high school for boys in Shreveport. The school was first located on the north side of the 1500 block of Texas Avenue, and moved to its present location on Jordan Street in 1938 as St. John’s High School.St. John's was a full-time military school during the World War II years. In 1960 the school's name was changed to Jesuit High School. In 1973 the Board of Trustees hired the first lay principal, Robert Henry Ernst (1921 - 2015), who served until 1985 (12 years), which has been the longest tenure by a principal in the school's history. The Jesuits relinquished control of the school in 1982 to the Diocese of Alexandria-Shreveport, and the school took on its present name in honor of Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits. Girls were admitted to Loyola for the first time in 1987. St. Vincent's Academy, a Catholic high school for girls, closed in 1988. In 2005, Loyola temporarily admitted nearly 200 displaced students from several Catholic high schools damaged by Hurricane Katrina in south Louisiana.The current faculty member with the longest service is Mike Mawhinney, who has taught at the school since 1976. However, Gerald W. Johnson has had the longest tenure in the school's history with a notable 46 years of service before his retirement in 2009. Johnson also served as Prefect of Discipline, assistant principal and as principal from 1986 to 1989. The previous record of 45 years of teaching was held by Frank J. Cicero, who retired in 1995. Cicero also coached football for 16 years and baseball for 27 years. The current Flyer baseball field is named Frank Cicero Field in his honor.

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