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Alfred M. Barbe High School

Alfred M. Barbe High School
Motto "Believe. Uphold. Care. Strive."
Established 1971
Type Public Secondary
Principal Beth Fraser
Students 1,881
Grades 9–12
Location Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States
District Calcasieu Parish Public Schools
Campus Urban
Colors              Navy Blue, Columbia Blue, and White
Mascot Buccaneer
Rival Sulphur High School
Website Barbe High School

A.M. Barbe High School is located in Lake Charles, Louisiana. The correct pronunciation of the school's name is "barb", rather than "bar-bay" or "barb-ee". The principal of A.M. Barbe is Beth Fraser.[1] Barbe is in Calcasieu Parish Public Schools. [2]


Barbe High School first opened its doors on September 1, 1971. Construction was continuing and was not completed until December. The first graduation ceremony was held in May 1973, with 260 graduates. At that time the school colors blue and white where chosen and the Buccaneer was chosen as the mascot. The school, modeled after a junior college, consists of twelve permanent buildings that were originally constructed with the open classroom concept in mind. In 1980 Barbe added a science and art building as well as a new gym. Since then two new pod buildings and a Science and Business Building have been added, and the entire school has been completely renovated.


The Barbe baseball team has won the state championship and in 1998, 2000, 2001, 2006, and 2008. They also won the NIKE SPARQ national championship challenge led by Ryan Doiron and Ernest Celestie. Coaches are Glenn and Raissa Cecchini-Head Coach, Bob Corley, David Blank, and Jarred Barrett. The baseball team has produced six 5A State MVP's. Chad Cooley '92, Joe Lawrence '96, Nick Bourgeois '99, Austin Nagle '00-01, Ryan Doiron '08, and Hommy Rosado '10.

The football team went 9-3 the 2010 season, head coach Jimmy Shaver's final year. They have won district and have made the playoffs almost every year. The football coaches are Jimmy Shaver — Retired Coach, Mike Cutrera - Head Coach, Jared Chapman, Paul Demarie, Luke Dietz, Chad Grissom, James Kelly, Parry LaLande, Eric LeBlanc, Chad Paulk, Garrett Greig, and Steven Richard. Barbe's other athletic teams include track, swimming, cheerleading, Bluebelles, soccer, volleyball, basketball (girls and boys), softball, Golf, Bowling, Rodeo, tennis and cross country.


Clubs at Barbe High: Band, Choir, Show Choir, 4-H, Academic club, Book club, Chess, cal-cam, FBLA, FCClA, FCA, Interact, International Club, Junior State, Key club, Math club, Newspaper, NHS, SADD, Speech/Debate, Student Council, YACA, Yearbook, Psychology club, and Bible Study club.

Notable alumni


External links

  • Official site
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