We are BRAVE!
Tioga Junior High School serves seventh and eighth grade students. Our current enrollment is about 590 students.
The location of our school is at 1150 Tioga Road, Ball, LA 71405.
As of Spring Testing results in 2015, our school score is a C.
Faculty and Staff
Tioga Junior High is led by an outstanding administration team, faculty, and staff.
To represent our Brave pride, Tioga Junior High is organized into "tribes." Each tribe includes an ELA, math, science and social studies teacher, who represent and support the whole child in academics, behavior, and character.
7th Grade Tribes:
Apache - Team Leader and Science and Social Studies teacher Rana Willis, Math teacher Jeannie Barbat, ELA teacher Brandi Kimball
Atakapa - Team Leader and ELA teacher Kathy Bachman, Math teacher Laura McDavid, and Science and Social Studies teacher Jessica Paul
Caddo - Team Leader and Science and Social Studies teacher Janie Williams, Math teacher Emily O'Glee, and ELA teacher Taylor Kennedy
Chickasaw - Team Leader and Math teacher Amanda Finn, ELA teacher Miranda DeCrane, Science and Social Studies teacher Dustin McAnn
8th Grade Tribes:
Choctaw - Team Leader and Math teacher Michelle Landry, ELA teacher Lori Peterson, Science and Social Studies teacher Megan Prestridge
Natchez - Team Leader and ELA teacher Jessica Tarver, Math teacher Melissa Litton, and Science and Social Studies teacher Victoria Thompson
Tunica - Team Leader and Math teacher Amy Christman, ELA teacher Lindsay Cooper, Science adn Social Studies teacher Leslie Constance
Gifted 7/8 Grade Tribe:
Comanche - Team Leader and ELA/Social Studies teacher Suzanna Williams and Math/Science teacher Tiffany Gotreaux
The first school in Tioga was built in 1897. It was located east of the original high school, now Tioga Junior High. It was a one room building with no windows, wooden shutters, and a wood heater. This school was called Levin School. Miss Daisy Yeager was the teacher and Mr. W.W. Brasher, the director. In 1914, Dr. Litton, Ben Gilles, Will Watts, and Ples Terrell began advocating for a consolidated high school at Tioga. This would mean consolidating four schools in the area: Ball, Rigolette, Brasher, and Tioga. There was much opposition, mainly to the three hundred-thousand-dollar bond issue to finance its construction, furnishing, and facility. It was passed and in 1915, they moved into the first Tioga High School building. The next three principals were Mr. Smith, Mr. Pet Chopan, and Mr. O.B. Adams. There were only three other high schools at the time: Bolton, Poland, and Cheneyville. A grade school at Ball was maintained until about 1931 and then students attended Tioga High School. Students from Ruby, Sardis, Dry Prong, Morris, Simms, Pollock, Big Island, Bentley, Rigolette, and Kingsville were brought to school by team and wagon. Students coming long distances stayed with families in the community or at the hotel. When the mill left in 1925, the school board wanted to move Tioga High School to Alexandria. Another bond issue was brought up and the people voted to keep the school. A new Tioga High School building was built in 1969 to the south of the old high school which then became a school for grades kindergarten through eighth. To this day, Tioga Junior High continues to serve a diverse student body from several communities.
The school mascot is the brave and the school colors are red and white.
Tioga Junior High offers students the opportunity to earn high school credit through our elective classes . Our electives include, physical education, band, intro to computers , journey to careers, (or if asked by a teacher, you could be a teachers assistance).
Additionally, our school offers a new exploratory class period for all students! Each nine weeks students have the opportunity to discover and develop their interests.
Exploratory Class Topics
Coding / Robotics
Propaganda & The Holocaust
Animal Behavior : THE Zoo!!!!
Not Your Parents' Agriculture
Intramural Sports & Games
Investigation & Serial CrimesForensic Science
Tioga Junior High School encourages and provides opportunities for all students to get involved in the school and community. Check out the information regarding our athletic programs, clubs, spirit groups, and music performances.
Tioga Junior High offers the following athletic programs for student participation.
Football - grades 7/8 - coached by Travis Racine, Andrew Littleton, and Dustin McAnn
Boys' Basketball - grades 7/8 - coached by Ron Heard and Blake Tison
Girls' Basketball - grades 7/8 - coached by Jimmie Sue Hayes and Debbie Johnson
Softball - grades 7/8 - coached by Kathy Bachman and Jana Taylor
Track and Field - grades 7/8 - coached by Ron Heard, Robin Griffin, Jimmie Sue Hayes and Kevin Paul
Archery - grades 7/8 - coached by Adam McCoy
Tioga Junior High students may audition for enrollment in our school band and/or choir.
The Tioga Junior High Band is under the direction of Miss Jessica Fain.
The Tioga Junior High Choir is under the direction of Mr. Mark Richards.
Tioga Junior High offers the following club organizations to all intersted students.
Tioga Junior High students may audition for the following spirit groups.
Cheerleading - grades 7 and 8 - Coached by Amanda Finn, Natalie Nettles, and Rose Smith
The Cheerleaders compete nationally each January.
Danceline - grades 7 and 8 - Coached by Laura Stansell
Color Guard - grades 7 and 8 - Coached by Jessica Fain
Winter Guard - grades 7 and 8 - Coached by Jessica Fain
The Winter Guard team participates in various competitions throughout the state of Louisiana.