John Ehret High School

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Coordinates: 29°52′53″N 90°05′26″W / 29.881262°N 90.090573°W / 29.881262; -90.090573

John Ehret High School is a four-year public high school serving grades 9-12 located in unincorporated Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, United States, near Marrero.[1]

The school serves areas considered to be Marrero, some communities considered to be in Harvey, and a small portion of Westwego.[citation needed]

The school's mascot is the Patriot, and its colors are red, white, and blue. It is part of the Jefferson Parish Public Schools.

As of 2002, John Ehret is the largest public high school in the state of Louisiana. It had 2,700 students.[2]

During Hurricane Katrina, the school suffered wind damage to many of its buildings.

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The school requires its students to wear school uniforms.[3]

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1981 John Ehret 32, Covington 13, 1985 John Ehret 42, St. Martinville 7, Majorettes

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In late 2008, amidst an investigation into missing money at John Ehret High School, Principal Earline Bridges apparently killed herself. Bridges was found dead in her home in Gretna the morning of October 21, 2008. She had been called to a meeting to discuss the disappearance of about $10,000 dollars from a school event. She did not show up for that meeting and apparently took her own life later.[4]


  1. ^ "Marrero CDP, Louisiana." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on December 23, 2009.
  2. ^ Kamerick, Megan. "Seven area schools create academies for Freshmen." New Orleans CityBusiness. Monday April 1, 2002. Retrieved on March 17, 2013. Available on LexisNexis. "At John Ehret, the biggest high school in Louisiana with 2,700 students, the school has experienced fewer discipline problems this year, says Donna Donahoe, site coordinator for the grant."
  3. ^ "School Policies." John Ehret High School.
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