Jonas Henderson High School, New Iberia , Louisiana, traces its origin to Howe Institute , a denominational effort. This effort is consistent with African American educational efforts throughout the state of Louisiana. New Iberia Training School evolved to become the den of the Tigers. Professor Jonas Henderson was present for fifty-four years to guide and to nurture the students. The school moved to several locations, maintaining its integrity until integration in 1969, when it became New Iberia Freshman High School. The Tigers leave a legacy of pride, self-reliance , integrity, citizenship and accomplishment.