Johnny LeBlanc-Class of 1984
Loyola College Prep Principal
Loyola College Preparatory School has a tradition of excellence dating back to 1902. Loyola began as St. John’s College, providing young men in Shreveport the opportunity to grow and learn in a faith-based community. In 1986, Loyola expanded its offerings to include co-educational instruction as the only Catholic high school serving the Shreveport area. Jesuit High School and St. Vincent’s Academy came together to continue the tradition of excellence in the classroom, on the athletic fields, and through extra-curricular opportunities. As a matter of fact, I am a product of that extraordinary Loyola experience, having joined twenty members of my family over generations as graduates of Loyola College Prep or its predecessors in 1984. A majority of my career has been spent here at Loyola as a teacher, coach, advancement officer, and now principal.
By its mission, Loyola is a faith-based, college preparatory secondary school, sponsored by the Diocese of Shreveport. The school primarily serves roughly 462 students. We attract students from diverse backgrounds, giving the school a distinctive mix that creates a rich environment where our students thrive.
Here at Loyola I am inspired daily by teachers, administrators, and students work together to
create a school community where students can grow to be intellectually competent, just, faith-filled, respectful young men and women who will exercise leadership in building a better world. This educational underpinning is supported by parents, alumni and friends of Jesuit, St. Vincent’s and Loyola, who are all dedicated to the school’s mission.
Our success comes from committed and dedicated faculty and staff, diligently engaged students, and supportive families, alumni and partners. Here are just a few facts that highlight our school’s strength:
- Our incoming 9th-grade class is up 30% over last year
- Through dual enrollment our students have earned over 340 college credit hours.
- Our 42 AP Scholars who have earned $641,818 in college tuition equivalent.
- Our ACT is consistently over the national and state average.
- Our seniors were accepted into many prestigious schools receiving over $11.7 million in scholarships
- Our students participated in numerous extracurricular activities
- We have the support of a number of foundations and a strong, engaged alumni base