• The Louisiana Independent School Association, better known as L.I.S.A., was an independent governing body, that regulated the interscholastic athletic sports of private high schools in the state of Louisiana. 


  • L.I.S.A. had 20 original members, but quickly moved to 59 members it's second year


  • Most of these academies were founded on segregation after the state of Louisiana desegregated public schools. This organization lasted from 1970 until the end of the 1991-1992 school year.


  • The last event sponsored by L.I.S.A. was the All Star basketball game in the Summer of 1992.


This is an article out of a Louisiana Football Magazine from 1988.

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Louisiana Independent School Association


Most State Championships in L.I.S.A. History


  • 8 Riverside Academy


  • 4 Tensas Academy


  • 3 Briarfield Academy
  • 3 Claiborne Academy
  • 3 Plain Dealing Academy
  • 3 Talulah Academy


  • 2 Ridgedale Academy
  • 2 Riverfield Academy 
  • 2 Southwood Academy
  • 2 Valley Forge Academy


  • 1 Belmont Academy
  • 1 Bowling Green School
  • 1 East Ascension Academy
  • 1 False River Academy
  • 1 First Baptist Academy
  • 1 Huntington School
  • 1 Natchitoches Academy
  • 1 Prairie View Academy
  • 1 River Oaks School
  • 1 Sam Barthe School for Boys
  • 1 Silliman Institute



L.I.S.A. Football State Championship Games 


  • 1991 AA Riverfield 26, Central Private 13
  • 1991 A   Briarfield 21, Riverdale 18


  • 1990 AA River Oaks 28, Central Private 6
  • 1990 A   Claiborne 20, Tensas 14


  • 1989 AA False River 16, River Oaks 0
  • 1989 A   Briarfield 40, Plain Dealing 37


  • 1988 AA Prairie View 21, Briarfield 14
  • 1988 A   Plain Dealing 45, Huntington 3


  • 1987 AA Ridgedale 6, Tallulah 0
  • 1987 A   Claiborne 25, Bowling Green 23


  • 1986 AA Riverside 47, Trinity Heights 14
  • 1986 A   Plain Dealing 16, Glenbrook 13


  • 1985 AA Riverside 38, Ridgedale 28
  • 1985 A   First Baptist 36, Claiborne 0


  • 1984 AA Riverside 41, Central Private 0
  • 1984 A   Ridgedale 34, Claiborne 0


  • 1983 AA Riverside 24, Cedar Creek 7
  • 1983 A   Bowling Green 33, Plain Dealing 14


  • 1982 AA Valley Forge 14, Trinity Heights 6
  • 1982 A   Tensas 14, Tallulah 6


  • 1981 AA Plain Dealing 14, Riverside 7
  • 1981 A   Claiborne 22, Tallulah 6


  • 1980 AA Riverside 14, Plain Dealing 7
  • 1980 A   Tallulah 27, Glenbrook 7


  • 1979 AA Brairfield 14, Southwood 7
  • 1979 A   Tallulah 20, Glenbrook 6


  • 1978 AA Southwood 21, Sam Barthe 18
  • 1978 A   Tensas 28, Oak Forest 7


  • 1977 AA Riverfield 21, Riverside 16
  • 1977 A   Tensas 31, Shreve Christian 14


  • 1976 AA Sam Barthe 7, Tallulah 0
  • 1976 A   East Ascension 18, Natchitoches 15


  • 1975 AA Riverside 14, Cedar Creek 6
  • 1975 A   Belmont 27, American 0


  • 1974 AA Silliman 8, Valley Forge 0
  • 1974 A   Southwood 23, River Oaks 6


  • 1973 AA Riverside 14, Valley Forge 12
  • 1973 A   Natchitoches 28, Plain Dealing 12


  • 1972 AA Riverside 19, Valley Forge 14
  • 1972 A   Tallulah 28, Natchitoches 0


  • 1971 AA Huntington 12, Riverside 0
  • 1971 A   Tensas 15, Claiborne 14


  • 1970      Valley Forge 15, Riverside 6


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Former L.I.S.A. Member Schools

​1970-1992

  • American Academy (Bogalusa)
  • Amy Bradford Ware (Opelousas)
  • Baptist Christian Academy (Shreveport)
  • Belmont Academy (Opelousas)
  • Bienville Academy (Bryceland)
  • Bossier Academy (Haughton)
  • Bowling Green School (Franklinton)
  • Briarfield Academy (Lake Providence)
  • Calvary Baptist Academy (Shreveport) - now in the LHSAA
  • Cedar Creek School (Ruston) - now in the LHSAA
  • Central Private School (Baker) - now in the LHSAA
  • Central School Corporation (Grand Cane)
  • Claiborne Academy (Homer)
  • East Ascension Academy (Gonzales)
  • East Union Academy (Marion)
  • ​Evangeline Academy (Ville Platte)
  • False River Academy (New Roads)
  • First Baptist Academy (Shreveport)
  • Forest Hill Academy (Forest Hill)
  • Franklin Academy (Winnsboro)
  • Friendship Academy (Shreveport)
  • Glenbrook Academy (Minden)
  • Grawood Christian Schools (Keithville)
  • Huntington School (Ferriday)
  • Montrose Christian (Montrose, Arkansas)*
  • Monroe Christian School (Monroe)
  • Mount Olive Christian (Athens)
  • Natchitoches Academy (Natchitoches)
  • Oak Forest Academy (Amite)
  • Parkview Baptist School (Baton Rouge) - now in the LHSAA
  • Plain Dealing Academy (Plain Dealing)
  • Prairie View Academy (Bastrop)
  • Prytania Academy (New Orleans)
  • Ridgedale Academy (West Monroe)
  • Riverdale Academy (East Point)
  • Riverfield Academy (Rayville)
  • Riverside Academy (Reserve) - now in the LHSAA
  • River Oaks School (Monroe) - now in the LHSAA
  • River Oaks (Belle Chasse)
  • Sam Barthe School for Boys (New Orleans)
  • Sam Crowe (Oak Grove)
  • St. Martin Academy (St. Martinville)
  • Silliman Institute (Clinton)
  • Shreve Christian (Shreveport)
  • South Rapides Academy (Lecompte)
  • Southland Academy (Dubach)
  • Southwood Academy (Hammond)
  • Starlet Academy
  • Tallulah Academy (Tallulah)
  • Tensas Academy (St. Joseph)
  • Trinity Heights Christian Academy (Shreveport)
  • Valley Forge Academy (Amite)
  • Westhill Academy (Marthaville)
  • Winn Academy (Winnfield)

   

      *only Arlansas team that I've been able to confirm.

        still operational