Welcome to the City of Byrd!
C.E. Byrd, affectionately known as The City of Byrd, is a unique school which excels in motivating students who not only achieve academic excellence but also develop a sense of fair play and competition in athletics and who acquire social skills and leadership through participation in a wide variety of extracurricular activities.
Principal Jerry Badgley
C.E. Byrd High School provides a comprehensive, dynamic, and well-rounded experience for all of its students, and our wide variety of clubs, organization, athletics, and spirit activities are second to none. We are strongly supported by an active and involved PTSA, the C.E. Byrd Foundation, and nationally renowned Alumni Association.
As you will see, The City of Byrd has it all... Academics, Athletics, Arts, and Activities. Please join us at a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence that is also rich in history and tradition.
Jerry Badgley Principal C.E. Byrd High School
High Academic Standards
- 3 National Merit Finalists
- 4 National Merit Commended Scholars
- US Senate Youth Program $10,000 scholarship recipient
- 4 National Council of Teachers of English winners
- 4 Colonial Dames Essay winners
- Students accepted into Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, and Yale
- $7,429,431 received in outside scholarships, $15,005,967 in total scholarships
The average ACT score of Byrd students continues to remain higher than the local and state average. This success is due in no small part to the quality teachers at Byrd High School. Thirteen teachers and three counselors are Nationally Board Certified.
"The Hive" is the biggest and best student cheering section in the state! Check it out!
Grading Scale & Rank
All students are ranked with a weighted grading scale at the end of each semester. All courses and grades except those for pass/fail credit are considered in the class rank. Accelerated courses have a designation in the “H” or honors column on the student’s transcript for college prep, honors, advanced placement, dual enrollment, gifted, and talented. These courses are awarded quality points on a weighted scale when determining rank. Transcripts are available with a cumulative GPA on either an un-weighted 4.0 scale or a weighted scale.
Curriculum & Schedule
Admission into the Math/Science Magnet requires a 2.76 GPA and 50th percentile or better math and reading achievement test scores. Magnet students follow a college preparatory curriculum and are required to take a math course and a science course every year. They must also maintain a 2.76 or higher cumulative GPA to remain in the program. Magnet students can graduate with as many as six units in math and seven units in science. Approximately sixty percent of the student body is composed of Math/Science Magnet students.
Our student body is culturally diverse with a population consisting of 46% White, 46% African American, 4% Hispanic, and 2% Asian and Native American/Alaskan Native and 2% Multi-Ethnic. C. E. Byrd is accredited by the Louisiana Department of Education and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.