A gold color metal and enamel insignia 1 1/8 (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield divided vertically into two equal halves, red on the viewer's left and blue on the viewer's right overall in the vertical center between a circular pattern of ten gold color five pointed stars, five arced on the red and five arced on the blue, a gold color and white oil well, surmounted near its top by a white arrowhead. Attached below the shield, a gold color segmented scroll, following the configuration of the shield, inscribed "CADDO" on the viewer's left and "PARISH" on the viewer's right in blue letters.
The colors blue, white, and red allude to the National Colors. The ten stars represent the ten schools that make up the Caddo Parish School system. The arrowhead refers to the Caddo Indians that once lived in Louisiana, Arkansas, and Texas. The oil well refers to Shreveport, a flourishing city after the discovery of oil.
The shoulder loop insignia was authorized 20 June 1975.