Southdown High School
Southdown High School was located in Houma, Louisiana. It opened in 1946 as Houma Colored High School. In 1949 it became Southtown High School A new school was built for colored, but wasn’t ready as scheduled, so the first graduating class of five (5) held its graduation at Southtown High School in 1953. Prior to the opening of the new Southdown High School, colored students would travel to Thibodaux or Morgan City to finish high school. In1952 grades 6-12 were added and the first class graduated in 1953. The new school, Southdown High School was finally ready and opened for the 1953 school session. The land was purchased from the Southdown Sugar Corporation, thus the name Southdown. The Southdown Eagles colors were burgundy and grey. It closed in 1969 and became Southdown Elementary School.
Submitted by Cornel Keeler