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#1 btaylor

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Posted 24 September 2016 - 09:49 PM

These are listed by county as school system is sometimes hard to pin down.

Many Georgia counties had more than one school system in the early 1950s, a city one (or cities) and a county one. If the county did not have a black high school, but the city did an arrangement was usually made with the city to bus students. In some counties, there was not a high school within the borders and an arragement was made to bus students to a neighboring system.

By the mid-1950s, most systems had come together on an agreement to consolidate city and county systems. The state had put pressure on systems to do so in an effort for more fluid, cost effective and beneficial systems.

That's a behind the scenes difficulty, but for the purposes of scores, the difficulty is remembering who is where. Not many people in those times had a grip on school names. There is a previous post on the forums where Hutto (Bainbridge) played a school the Post-Searchlight identified solely as Blakely. The school's actual name was Washington.

I am listing everyone, regardless of playing status. We probably have every school that played during the GIA era - or at least 95% of them. There might be some surprises in earlier years, such as Royston's black school playing in the 1930s.

Dashes below a school indicate that its name either changed to the one above it or there was a consolidation of high schools. Note that in many cases a name change actually means that high and elementary grades were separated upon completion of a new building and the new building was given a different name.

Schools marked with an ampersand consolidated mid-year. Few, if any, white high schools did so for non-disaster (fire) reasons.

Schools marked with a number/hash sign were private schools.

Note: It's easy to confuse white and black school names. For example, there were two schools in the city of Butler called Butler. Sometimes the black school officially had "Negro" or "Colored" as part of the proper name, but there were many times when they didn't. It likely confused no one then because their worlds were very separate.

Public high schools are complete, let's say from 1957-70. I'm missing a ton of early private schools and a good many pre-consolidated public schools. There were those like Bluffton, who only existed a year and Warren Chapel, who was probably around for less than 10.

APPLING
Appling County Consolidated (1955)
- Appling (County) Training
- Baxley Training

ATKINSON
& Atkinson County Training (1956)
- Pearson

BACON
Alma Consolidated

BAKER
East Baker
- Newton (? Likely was not always East Baker.)

BALDWIN
Boddie (1956)
- Carver
# Eddy

BANKS
(No high school in 1950s, unknown if it was always the case.  Students were sent to Johntown through 1954, then to Cornelia Regional.)

BARROW
Glenwood
- Fairfield (consolidated by 1956)

BARTOW
Summer Hill

BEN HILL
Monitor (Fitzgerald city)
Queensland (county)

BERRIEN
Nashville High and Elementary (1954)
- Nashville

BIBB
Peter G. Appling (1958-70)
Ballard-Hudson (1950-70)
- Ballard (originally a private school)
- Hudson
# Central City College

BLECKLEY
Thompson Street (1967-)
- Cochran (-1967)

BRANTLEY
Waynesville (high school closed between 1951 and 1956; students sent to Center High, Waycross)

BROOKS
Washington Street (1955-70)
- Brooks (-1955; Quitman city school)
- Brooks County Training (-1959; county)
- Morven Rosenwald (-1959; county)

BRYAN
- Carver (Richmond Hill)
- Pembroke

BULLOCH
William James
- Portal (county, consolidated 1950s)
- Statesboro High & Industrial (city)

BURKE
Blakeney
- Waynesboro High & Industrial
-- Girard (-1955)
-- Springfield (-1955)
# Boggs Academy (1906-84)

BUTTS
F.B. Henderson

CALHOUN
H.T. Singleton
- Arlington Vocational
- Edison

CAMDEN
Ralph Bunche
- Camden County Training

CANDLER
Lillian Street
- Candler County Training

CARROLL
Carver (1954-)
- Carroll County Training (-1954)

CATOOSA
Wilson
- Ringgold

CHARLTON
Bethune
- Folkston

CHATHAM
Alfred E. Beach (1950-)
- Beach-Cuyler (-1950)
-- Alfred E. Beach (originally private)
Sol. C. Johnson
- Powell Laboratory
# St. Pius X (1954-)
- # Blessed Pius X (-1954; name changed apparently on Pius gaining sainthood)
Sophronia Tompkins (1957-89)
- Woodville (-1957)

CHATTAHOOCHEE
Cusseta Industrial

CHATTOOGA
A.C. Carter
- Chattooga County Training
- Summerville

CHEROKEE
Ralph Bunche
- Cherokee County Training

CLARKE
Burney Harris (1964-70)
- Athens High & Industrial (-1964)
# E.T. Holmes
# Jeruel Academy
# Knox Institute
# Union Baptist Institute

CLAY
A. Speight
- Bluffton (1949-50; Speight located in Fort Gaines, the Bluffton school only had a high school for a year before consolidating)

CLAYTON
Fountain
- Jonesboro

CLINCH
Homerville High & Elementary

COBB
Lemon Street
- Perkinson
-- Marietta Industrial

COFFEE
Carver

COLQUITT
Bryant
- Moultrie High School for Negro Youth

COLUMBIA
John P. Blanchard Consolidated (1957-70)
- Appling (-1957)
- Gibbs (-1957)

COOK
Cook County Training

COWETA
# McClelland Academy
Newnan-Coweta County Central (1955-)
- Grantville Training (county)
- Howard Warner (Newnan city)
-- Savannah Street

CRAWFORD
Crawford County Training

CRISP
A.S. Clark
# Gillespie-Selden
# Holsey-Cobb Institute

DADE
(No high school, students sent to Howard High in Chattanooga, Tenn.)

DAWSON
(No black schools)

DECATUR
Attapulgus-Mount Moriah
Hutto

DeKALB
Bruce Street
Hamilton
- Avondale
Lynwood Park
Trinity
- Herring Street

DODGE
Peabody
- Copeland (-1957)
- Lisbon (-1957)
- Mount Zion (-1957)
- Rhine (-1956?)

DOOLY
Vienna High & Industrial

DOUGHERTY
Monroe
- Madison

DOUGLAS
R.L. Cousins (1957-)
- Hutcheson (-1957)

EARLY
Washington
- Kestler (located in Damascus, probably consolidated mid-1950s)

ECHOLS
Herctoma

EFFINGHAM
Central
- Effingham County High & Elementary

ELBERT
Blackwell Memorial
- Elberton

EMANUEL
Emanuel County
- Swainsboro High & Industrial

EVANS
Evans County

FANNIN
(No high school, students likely sent to Pickens County)

FAYETTE
Fayette County Training

FLOYD
Main
- Rome

FORSYTH
(No black schools)

FRANKLIN
Carnesville Trade (1957-)
- Lavonia
- Royston
- Union Grove (-1957)

FULTON
Archer (-1995)
Bailey-Johnson
Carver
# Drexel (1961-67)
Fairburn
Harper (1963-95)
David T. Howard
# Knowles
Price
South Fulton (1955-)
- East Point (-1955)
Eva Thomas
Turner
Booker T. Washington (1924-)

GILMER
(No black high school. Later no black schools.)

GLASCOCK
Glascock County Consolidated

GLYNN
Risley
# St. Athanasius

GORDON
Stephens

GRADY
Washington
- Liberty (consolidated 1950s)

GREENE
Floyd T. Corry (1956-70)
- Greene County (-1956)
-- Greensboro

GWINNETT
Greenard-Watson
- Buford
Hooper-Renwick

HABERSHAM
Cornelia Regional
- Cornelia
Jack Forrester (state controlled)

HALL
E.E. Butler
- Fair Street
-- Mount Zion
-- Summer Hill (Gainesville city)

HANCOCK
Hancock Central
- & Hancock County Training (1960-)
-- L.S. Ingraham (1943-60)
--- East End
--- Springfield
--- Warren Chapel (-1951)
--- Sparta Agricultural & Industrial (-1943)

HARALSON
Haralson County Consolidated
- Carver

HARRIS
Carver

HART
Hart County Training

HEARD
Mary Johnson

HENRY
Westside
- Henry County Training

HOUSTON
& Houston County Training (1949-)
- Perry Training (-1949)
Pearl Stephens

IRWIN
Ocilla High & Industrial

JACKSON
Bryan (Jefferson city, later a county high)
- Johntown (-1957, Commerce city)

JASPER
Washington Park (1968-70)
- Jasper County Training (-1968)

JEFF DAVIS
Hazlehurst High & Elementary
- Hazlehurst

JEFFERSON
Jefferson County (1958-70)
- Carver (-1958)
- Jefferson County Training (-1958)
- Booker T. Washington
- Wrens (-1958)

JENKINS
& Burgess Landrum (1956-70)
- Jenkins County Training (-1956)

JOHNSON
Dock Kemp
- Adrian (-&1957)
- Kite (-&1957)

JONES
Maggie Califf

LAMAR
Booker (1956-70)
- Barnesville High & Industrial (-1956)

LANIER
Lakeland High & Elementary (1956-)
- Lakeland (-1956)

LAURENS
Mary Fleming
Millville
Oconee
- Washington Street
Dr. B.D. Perry

LEE
Lee County Training

LIBERTY
# Dorchester Academy
Liberty County (-1972)

LINCOLN
Westside
- Lincoln County Training

LONG
Walker

LOWNDES
Pinevale (1956-70)
- Dasher (-1956)
-- Magnolia
Westside (1960-70)
- Lowndes County Training (-1960)
- Mount Zion
- Webb-Miller (-1960)

LUMPKIN
(No black high school.)

MACON
D.F. Douglass (1958-98)
- Flint River Farms (1938-58)
- Lamson-Richardson (-1958)
- Macon County Training (-1958)

MADISON
Southside (1955-)
- Comer
- Tabor's Chapel

MARION
Marion County
- Buena Vista

McDUFFIE
R.L. Norris (1963-70)
- McDuffie County Training (-1963)

McINTOSH
Todd-Grant

MERIWETHER
Greenville Consolidated
Meriwether County Training
Woodbury

MILLER
Bethel

MITCHELL
Camilla Consolidated (1954-70)
- Rockdale (-1954)
Mitchell County Training

MONROE
Hubbard

MONTGOMERY
Montgomery County Training

MORGAN
Pearl
- Burney Street

MURRAY
(No black high school, students sent to Emery Street in Dalton.)

MUSCOGEE
Carver
Radcliff
W.H. Spencer

NEWTON
& R.L. Cousins (1957-70)
- Washington Street (-1957)

OCONEE
Ed Stroud (1956-)
- Rosenwald (-1956)

OGLETHORPE
Oglethorpe County Training (1955-)
- Lexington (Lexington students possibly sent to Athens H&I for a few years after a fire)

PAULDING
Matthews

PEACH
H.A. Hunt
- Fort Valley High & Industrial

PICKENS
Tri-City
- Pickens County Training

PIERCE
Lee Street (located in Blackshear)
- Pierce County Training (-c. late 1940s, located in Patterson)

PIKE
Pike County Consolidated
- Concord Industrial
- Zebulon Training

POLK
Cedar Hill
Elm Street (Rockmart city)

PULASKI
Bozeman
- Hawkinsville High & Inudstrial

PUTNAM
Butler-Baker (1955-70)
- Eatonton (-1955)

QUITMAN
Kaigler

RABUN
(No black high school, students sent to Cornelia Regional.)

RANDOLPH
Henderson
- Randolph County Training
Shellman Vocational

RICHMOND
# Immaculate Conception
(#?) A.R. Johnson
T.W. Josey (1964-)
Lucy C. Laney (1949-)
# Paine College
Tutt (1966-70)
# Walker Baptist Institute

ROCKDALE
J.P. Carr
- Bryant Street

SCHLEY
John Lewis (1957-)
- Ellaville (-1957)

SCREVEN
Central (1955-70)
- Screven County Training

SEMINOLE
Seminole County Training

SPALDING
Cabin Creek
Fairmont (1949-70)
- Vocational (-1949)

STEPHENS
Georgia Juvenile Training Institute (state controlled, moved to Alto)
Whitman Street

STEWART
Lumpkin High & Industrial
- Richland High & Industrial (-1964)

SUMTER
Staley (-1970)
Sumter County (1957-70)
- Staley (-1957)

(Yes, two high schools called Staley. They did not exist at the same time.)

TALBOT
Ruth Carter (1954-)
- Talbotton (-1954)
- Woodland (-1954)

TALIAFERRO
Taliaferro County (-1982)
- Murden

TATTNALL
Tattnall County Industrial (probably 1955-)
- Glennville
- Reidsville

TAYLOR
& R.L. McDougald (1963-70)
- Eureka (1956-63)
-- Butler (-1956)
-- Reynolds High & Industrial (-1956)

TELFAIR
Central (1959-70)
- Lumber City (-1959)
- Milan (-1959)
- Rock Hill (-1959)
- Twin City (-1959)

TERRELL
Carver

THOMAS
Allen Normal
Douglass (-1970)
Magnolia
- Boston
- Coolidge
- Lincoln-Brown
- New Union
- Ochlochnee

TIFT
Wilson (1957-70)
- Tift County Industrial (-1957)

TOOMBS
J.D. Dickerson
Lyons Industrial

TOWNS
(No black schools.)

TREUTLEN
Treutlen County Training

TROUP
East Depot
Harrison
- Tenth Street
-- Troup County Training
Ethel Kight

TURNER
Eureka

TWIGGS
Jeffersonville Vocational

UNION
(No black schools.)

UPSON
Drake (1958-)
- Thomaston (1957-58)
-- Thomaston Training (-1957)

WALKER
Hill

WALTON
Carver
- Good Hope-Peters
- Monroe (changed name to Carver before the other two consolidated)
- Social Circle Training

WARE
Center

WARREN
Warrenton High & Elementary

WASHINGTON
T.J. Elder

WAYNE
Northside
- Wayne County Training

WEBSTER
Ida Lowery

WHEELER
Wheeler County Training
- Alamo
- Glenwood
- McArthur

WHITE
Cleveland (students sent in 1950s to Cornelia Regional)

WHITFIELD
Emery Street (-1967)

WILCOX
Excelsior (-1970)
- Wilcox County Training (1956-)
-- Abbeville
-- Excelsior

WILKES
Washington Central (-1970)
- & Wilkes County Training (1957-)
-- Washington

WILKINSON
T.C. Calhoun Consolidated (1957-70)
- Brundage Mountain
- Danville Consolidated
- Gordon
- Toomsboro Rosenwald

WORTH
J.W. Holley (1956-70)
- Oak Hill (-1956)



#2 DFendley

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Posted 25 September 2016 - 08:27 AM

A Great List.  one question when were the years of operation for Ethel Kight and East Depot in Troup County



#3 bbeckum

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Posted 27 September 2016 - 10:46 AM

Wow great work great to know all that history is now saved 



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Posted 27 September 2016 - 08:48 PM

East Depot apparently began under that name in 1923. I'm always a bit wary about sources on these things, though. We do have East Depot scores dating back to the 1930s and I think it might have once gone by the name East Depot Street.

 

I had a feeling that Ethel Kight opened when Troup High did and that seems to be right: 1956. There isn't anything on its origins, but it was a county high school.

 

I left out Georgia School for the Deaf, which had a segregated high school and did participate in basketball and track.



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Posted 29 September 2016 - 05:12 AM

Becky, this is an amazing compilation for a extremely neglected group.

 

Thanks for all the hard work!



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Posted 29 September 2016 - 02:20 PM

Alas, I have probably gone through 85% of the newspapers covering GIA schools from 1948-69, including the Atlanta Daily World. There are two years of Griffin that UGA does not have and it was very good on coverage. Unfortunately, there were a lot that covered games only in good years or ignored them completely. 



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Posted 23 November 2016 - 08:24 AM

Add one, just did not play football, union normal(Bainbridge)