Brief History of Baton Rouge High School

Baton Rouge High School opened its doors in 1880 as the only public high school for East Baton Rouge Parish. In 1927, the campus moved to the current location on Government Street as Baton Rouge High School. BRHS was designated as an Arts and Academic Magnet School in 1976.

In 1986, Baton Rouge High’s iconic original building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

In 2009, the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board approved a $52,000,000 plan for the complete renovation and expansion of the Government Street campus. With the campus construction and renovations complete, the new architectural design preserves the emblematic iconic facade of the original building and the majestic live oaks of the campus grounds.

 Baton Rouge High School provides an award-winning college preparatory and visual and performing arts curriculum. The faculty and staff are committed to providing a learning climate to help students develop the skills and attitudes of successful citizens in a global environment.

The Baton Rouge High School Foundation

In 1995, former principal Lois Anne R. Sumrall, with the assistance of Dane D’Armond, ’66 founded the Baton Rouge High School Alumni Association. In 2010, the members voted to rename the association The Baton Rouge High Foundation. Membership in the foundation is open to all alumni and friends of the school who contribute to the annual fund campaign.


The Baton Rouge High School Foundation’s mission is to encourage philanthropy and fellowship of alumni, families of students, faculty and the community so that Baton Rouge High School will continue to advance in educational excellence, student achievement and national prominence.

The BRHS Foundation is 501(c)(3) non –profit organization. To view our 2015 tax form click 2015 990

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2017-2018 Board of Directors

President ~Mimi Barnum Riché, ‘64
Vice President ~ James O. Harp, Jr, ‘78
Secretary ~ Norman Woodman Rutledge, ‘66
Treasurer ~ Brent Evans, ‘87
Past President ~ Matthew Robinson, ’89
Hannah Koch Amoroso, ‘95
Alfreda Sellars Diamond ’72
David Fabre, ‘75
Bettsie Baker Miller, ‘73
Thomas Pertuit, ‘66
John Underwood, BRHS Faculty
Mukul Verma, Parent of Student


Alma Mater

For Baton Rouge High we raise our cry, for the school we all adore
We will raise our standards high, til known from shore to shore
Then we’ll fight, fight, fight with all our might, til victory’s in sight
We’ll raise our banners high for dear ol’ Baton Rouge High

Fight Song

See those gallant Bulldogs, each one brave and true
Keep on fighting bulldogs, we are all for you.. RAH RAH RAH!
Go on down that field, boys, break right through that line
Keep on fighting Bulldogs, we’ll win all the time!