Louisiana High School Athletic Association Announces Changes to Athletic Attendance Zones for Public & Private School Students
July 3, 2019
NEW ORLEANS – (July 03, 2019) – In June, the Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) approved a proposal establishing four athletic zones for high school students based on their residence impacting freshmen and transferring students only.
Impacted student athletes residing in certain zip codes are only eligible to participate in athletics at the respective schools within the athletic attendance zone. For example, a student athlete that resides in 70127 will be eligible to participate in varsity athletics at Carver, Einstein, Livingston Prep, Sci Academy, St. Mary’s, KIPP Renaissance and Martin Luther King High School.
The new athletic zones will be in effect for the 2019-2020 school year and will only impact 9th grade and transfer students for the upcoming school year and thereafter. All 10th-11th grade student athletes that return to their school will be eligible regardless of their residence. Additionally, 9th grade and transfer students will be eligible to play junior varsity sports if they reside outside of the approved athletic attendance zone.
The new athletic zones are as follows:
ATTENDANCE ZONE 1
|70128||Sci Academy, St. Mary’s|
|70117||KIPP Renaissance, Martin Luther King High School|
ATTENDANCE ZONE 2
|70148||Holy Cross, John F. Kennedy at Lake Area, McDonogh 35, Mount Carmel Academy|
ATTENDANCE ZONE 3
|70131||Landry Walker, New Orleans Military|
ATTENDANCE ZONE 4
|70125||De La Salle, Lusher Charter, McMain, Newman, Sacred Heart, Sophie B. Wright, St. Katharine Drexel|
|70112||KIPP Booker T. Washington|
|70118||Dominican, Jesuit, St. Augustine, Ursuline, Warren Easton|
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