Booker T. Washington High School History

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What year did Booker T. Washington High School open?


Who was the principal of Booker T. Washington High School in 1994?

Mr. Joel R. Wagner

What year did Dr. Margie Stallings become the principal of Booker T. Washington High School?

July 2016

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  • Booker T. Washington High School was founded in 1911 and has been in operation since then.
  • The school has experienced rapid growth in the 1920s and 1930s, and under the leadership of Mr. Winston Douglas, the school rose to new heights of glory.
  • In 1961, Mr. Albert Preston took the helm and guided Booker T. Washington High School through many major social, economic and educational changes.
  • In September 1974, a new era began for the school when a modern eight-million-dollar plant was opened.
  • Dr. Thomas Newby was appointed principal in December 1977 and under his leadership, Booker T. Washington continued its quest for excellence and service to the community.
  • When Dr. Newby retired in 1994, Mr. Joel R. Wagner became principal. He served until 2002 when Mrs. Cynthia Watson took the helm.
  • Mr. Kevin Monroe held the reigns as the top BTW administrator until the summer of 2013. Mrs. Adrian Day became principal in the fall of 2013-14. Day’s tenure as principal lasted until the spring of 2016.
  • Mrs. Latesha Wade-Jenkins, assistant principal was named acting principal for BTW in June 2016. Dr. Margie Stallings took the helm of the school in July 2016.
  • With its usual pride and determination, the student body and faculty look forward to carrying on the outstanding job that has been done over the past ninety one years in serving the community, the state and the nation.

Test your knowledge of the history and leadership of Booker T. Washington High School, from its founding in 1911 to the present day. Learn about the key figures who have shaped the school's legacy and its commitment to excellence and community service.

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