J.S. Clark High School

J.S. Clark High School (HM21J6)

Location: Opelousas, LA 70570 St. Landry Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 31.898', W 92° 4.443'

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The J.S. Clark walkway is a tribute to J.S. Clark High School, its faculty, staff, students and the people of Opelousas, Louisiana.J.S. Clark High School was an endemic institution located at 1100 E. Leo Street in Opelousas, Louisiana. The school was named in honor of Joseph Samuel Clark, the first president of Southern University and A&M College located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. School colors were maroon and white and the bulldog was the mascot. The name of the school existed from 1953-1969. The school consisted of grades one (1) thru twelve (12) and educated young black Americans during this segregated era of American society. For sixteen (16) years Clark students would distinguish themselves in all areas of education, athletics and showcase their mettle in 4-H clubs, agriculture, music, industrial arts, home economics, oratory and many other fields of endeavor.Subsequently, these Clark students would matriculate into institutions of higher learning and work places all over the United States and overseas. Many distinguished themselves with a competitive spirit and work ethic that made them successful assets to their respective communities. The former students of J.S.Clark, from laborers, an Olympic Gold Medal winner and to a college president, blazed a trail that is still revered the world over.The school building still
stands under the name Magnet Academy of Cultural Arts (MACA). The name East Junior High was the official name right after all schools were integrated.
HM NumberHM21J6
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Date Added Thursday, September 7th, 2017 at 7:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 588827 N 3378061
Decimal Degrees30.53163333, -92.07405000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 31.898', W 92° 4.443'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 31' 53.88" N, 92° 4' 26.58" W
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Area Code(s)337
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 801-865 US-190, Opelousas LA 70570, US
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