W. O. Boston High School, Lake Charles, LA

W. O. Boston

W. O. Boston High School was a fixture in the African American High School community; it endured into the early 1980’s. A thoughtful alumni decided to commemorate its graduates from its inception until its demise. We are elated to celebrate its legacy. The Panthers imprint has extended to the African American community nationwide. The Panthers leave their footprint upon this site as a shadow of all of its graduates who have wandered through its halls and classrooms. Panther-lore continues.

W.O. Boston High School, Lake Charles

W. O. Boston


Panthers have always been an enigma in the forest. The W. O. Boston  Panthers are now in full form on our site; they can be seen in all of their glory. Since 1907 they have been leaders in the Lake Charles community. They endured until 1983. Time and circumstances have a way of altering our realities. The proud Panthers are on display on this web site and we enthusiastically endorse their presence.

Washington High School, Lake Charles, Louisiana, Calcasieu Parish

It takes a village to raisIndian WHSe a child, Washington High School took a tribe and did a service to their community , state and country. They were well respected as fierce competitors in all aspects of education and athletics. The school provided the framework and launching point for students for nearly two decades. Please share their success story by viewing their year books and documents.

W.O. Boston History Added

W. O. Boston

The history for the W.O. Boston High School Panthers has been added to the website. Previously, we only had pictures from McNeese University.  William Oscar Boston founded what was called the “First Ward Colored School” in 1907. In 1983, it merged with the Lake Charles High School and became the Lake Charles-Boston High School.

W. O. Boston High School, Lake Charles, Louisiana, Calcasieu Parish

W. O. Boston High School, Lake Charles, Louisiana, Calcasieu Parish, though this information is incomplete, hopefully more information regarding its history provided  by its alumni will clarify its legacy.  W. O. Boston High School was geographically situated in the state and this fact along with its early evolution  had  historical significance among Louisiana African American high schools. For a long time it was a regional cornerstone of the high school experience in Louisiana. We are eager for its alumni to help us understand its significance by providing documentation so we can visualize  the W. O. Boston High School experience.