Denham Springs High School

Coordinates: 30°29′47″N 90°57′22″W / 30.49639°N 90.95611°W / 30.49639; -90.95611

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Public school in Denham Springs, Louisiana, United States

Denham Springs High School


1000 N Range Ave
Denham Springs, Louisiana 70726
United States


30°29′47″N 90°57′22″W / 30.49639°N 90.95611°W / 30.49639; -90.95611

Information Type




School district

Livingston Parish Public Schools

NCES District ID


CEEB code


NCES School ID



Wesley Howard

Teaching staff

80.50 (on an FTE basis)




1,621 (2019-20)

Student to teacher ratio



Denham Springs High School STEM Center

Campus type



Purple, Gold, and White


It\'s a great day to be a yellow jacket!


Butch the Yellow Jacket

Feeder schools

Denham Springs Junior High, Southside Junior High, Juban Parc Junior High


Denham Springs High School is a public high school located in Denham Springs, Louisiana, United States. Denham Springs High School is a part of the Livingston Parish School System and was founded in 1897 as a school for the residents of Denham Springs, a city located in Livingston Parish. The school is located on Louisiana Highway 16, adjacent to Denham Springs Freshman High. The school\'s location makes it prone to flooding. This was the case when flooding devastated the area in 2016, and resulted in students having to travel to nearby Live Oak High School for classes.

Denham Springs High School is a public high school and has open enrollment. The school also consistently ranks high on reports by the Louisiana Department of Education. In the 2019 U.S. News & World Report rankings, Denham Springs High School ranked 43 on the \"Louisiana\'s Best High Schools\" list.

Denham Springs High School is a member of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association and offers a wide variety of sports and programs. Extracurricular activities are also offered in the form of performing arts, school publications, and clubs.

Buzz, the official Mascot Athletic logo of DSHS (top) and the official letter mark logo of DSHS Athletics. (bottom)

Denham Springs High athletics competes in the LHSAA.


Denham Springs High Lady Jackets\' bowling team were crowned state champions for four consecutive years.

The softball team has also won four state championships, finishing as the Louisiana 5A State runner up in 2014.


In 1965, Louis “Loodie” Carlisle started a 10-year-run of success, including an undefeated season in 1968 and the state runner up year in 1972.

Harold \"Butch\" Wax took over the helm in 1975 and was the face of Yellow Jacket football for the next 22 years. Playoffs became a regular expectation around Denham Springs, which produced a 10-0 regular season in 1978 and a high school All-American in running back Kelvin Robinson, who went on to play at Tulane and entered the school Hall of Fame in its first year along with his head coach.

Between 1983 and 1985, the team compiled a 32-5 overall record. The 1986 senior class particular produced three football members for the school’s Hall of Fame, among them Glenn Glass, who set a career rushing mark of over 4,000 yards, star defensive back Michael Sceroler, and Ben McDonald, a punter in football who became a baseball star at LSU, Olympic Gold Medalist and the number one Major League Baseball draft pick as a right-handed pitcher with the Baltimore Orioles.

Notable alumni

Cade Doughty, MLB player (Toronto Blue Jays)
Russ Johnson, former MLB player (Houston Astros, Tampa Bay Rays, New York Yankees)
Eddie Jones, former NFL executive (New Orleans Saints and Miami Dolphins)
Ben McDonald, former MLB player (Baltimore Orioles, Milwaukee Brewers)
Buddy Mincey Jr., member of the Louisiana House of Representatives
Tasmin Mitchell, basketball coach and former professional player


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