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History

Jena High School is a secondary school nestled in rural LaSalle Parish, located in Jena, Louisiana.  The school, serving grades 9 through 12, is a part of the La Salle Parish School Board. As of 2013-2014, the school enrollment was 473 students.

The school serves the town of Jena and the unincorporated communities of Belah, Nebo, and Rhinehart.

List of JHS Principals

Term Principal
1869 - 1871 Mr. James Forsythe
1871 - 1889 Mr. S.B. Hines
Mrs. J.N. Coleman
Mrs. Lillie Bouie
1890 - 1892 Mr. J.W. Durbin
1893 - 1895 Mr. J.R. Gardner
1896 Mr. R.E. Bobbitt
1897 - 1899 Mr. W.J. Duncan
1900 - 1901 Mr. B.O. Dodson
1902 -  1908 Mr. R.E. Bobbitt
1909 - 1910 Mr. J. Wolfe Carter
1911 Mr. T.O. Tousley
1912 - 1917 Mr. J.L. Stone
1918 - 1919 Mr. R.B. Prestidge
1920 - 1930 Mr. Eli Plummer
1930 - 1933 Mr. Jay Pipes
1933 - 1934 Mr. J.O. Davis
1935 - 1946 Mr. Milton Posey
1947 - 1948 Mr. Raphael Tingle
1949 Mr. H.S. Jacks
1950 - 1967 Mr. J. Dargan Brooks
1968 - 1974 Mr. Bill Bradford
1975 - 1979 Mr. Gene Andrews
1980 - 1983 Mr. Robert Coleman
1984 - 1987 Mr. Lee McDowell
1988 - 1997 Mr. Jimmy Horton
1998 - 1999 Mr. June Fowler
2000 - 2004 Mrs. Melba Pugh
2005 - 2006 Mr. Scott Windham
2006 - Current Mr. Glen Joiner