BRHS Foundation


Baton Rouge High School opened its doors in 1880 as the only public high school for East Baton Rouge Parish. In 1927, the campus moved to the current location on Government Street as Baton Rouge High School. BRHS was designated as an Arts and Academic Magnet School in 1976.

In 1986, Baton Rouge High’s iconic original building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

In 2009, the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board approved a $52,000,000 plan for the complete renovation and expansion of the Government Street campus. With the campus construction and renovations now nearing completion, the new architectural design preserves the emblematic iconic facade of the original building and the majestic live oaks of the campus grounds.

With the purpose of providing a college preparatory and visual and performing arts curriculum, Baton Rouge High seeks to develop skills and attitudes that will enrich the lives of students and the life of the community.

The Baton Rouge High School Foundation

In 1995, former principal Lois Anne R. Sumrall, with the assistance of Dane D’Armond, ’66 founded the Baton Rouge High School Alumni Association. In 2010, the members voted to rename the association The Baton Rouge High Foundation. Membership in the foundation is open to all alumni and friends of the school who contribute to the annual fund campaign.


The Baton Rouge High School Foundation’s mission is to encourage philanthropy and fellowship of alumni, families of students, faculty and the community so that Baton Rouge High School will continue to advance in educational excellence, student achievement and national prominence. Membership in the foundation is open to all alumni and friends of the  school who contribute to the annual fund campaign.

The BRHS Foundation is 501(c)(3) non –profit organization.