A list: The 1950s and State School Building Authority

Burgess Landrum 2
Burgess Landrum, now known as Jenkins County Elementary, was built in Millen under the State School Building Authority. It opened in 1956.

This is a list, as best is currently researched, as to what was built during the 1950s by the State School Building Authority.

The list is a complicated one. Some locally funded building projects are included, but only if they were built at the same time as the rest of the State School Building Authority projects. That means that Eastside Elementary, which opened in 1951 in Lumpkin County, is not credited as Lumpkin County’s building program completed in 1957.  Lavonia’s black elementary is included as it was part of the larger Franklin County program.

Schools with an asterisk are buildings that were proposed, but unproven as to whether they actually went up.

Not all systems have been researched, or in the case of some, such as Bryan County, information about the building program has not been found.

NEW SCHOOLS OR MAJOR ADDITIONS

APPLING
– Appling County Consolidated (black)
– Appling County High (white)
– Fourth District Elementary (white)

ATKINSON
– Atkinson County High (white)
– Atkinson County Training (black)

BACON
– Alma Consolidated (black)
– Bacon County High (white)

BAKER
Information about Baker County’s school building program is currently unavailable. In 1959-60, only four schools existed in the county, Baker County High, Patmos, East Baker and West Baker, the latter two black schools.

– Baker County High appears to have gotten an addition with State School Building Authority funds. It is still standing.
– East Baker was undoubtedly a State School Building Authority site, based on its appearance. It is still standing.

West Baker was listed in 1959-60 as a school. Its exact location has not been determined beyond Elmodel RFD. To add to the confusion, it seems as if the white Patmos school adopted the West Baker name, with an address of Newton, Route 3. (The same principal existed for white Baker County High and West Baker starting in 1967, something that would have been impossible if it was a black school.)

If the West Baker schools were different buildings, it is unlikely either were State School Building Authority because Baker would have been on the hook for a 20-year lease agreement for a new school. If the West Baker buildings are the same, their status is undetermined.

BALDWIN
– Baldwin High (white)
– Boddie High (black)
– Harrisburg Elementary (black)
– Midway Elementary (white)
Partial list, with those above as probable

BANKS
– Banks County Consolidated (black)
– Banks County High (white)
Partial?

BARROW
– Auburn Elementary (white)
– Glenwood (black)
– Statham Elementary (addition, white)
– Winder Elementary (addition, white)

BARTOW

BEN HILL
* Cotton Mill (white)
– Fitzgerald High (city, addition, white)

BERRIEN
– Alapaha Elementary (white)
– Berrien High (white)
– Nashville High & Elementary (black)
– West Berrien Elementary (white)

BIBB

BLECKLEY
– Cochran Colored (black)
– Cochran High (white)

BRANTLEY
– Hoboken (white)
– Nahunta (black)
– Nahunta (white)

BROOKS
– Brooks County High (white)
– Brooks County Training (black)
– Morven (black)
– Washington Street Elementary (finished in 1955 for Quitman city, black)
– Washington Street High (black)

BRYAN

BULLOCH
– Mary Jackson Elementary (black)
– William James High (black)
– Edward Johnson Elementary (black)
– Mattie Lively Elementary (white)
– New Hope Elementary (black)
– Southeast Bulloch (white)
– Willow Hill (black)
– Sallie Zetterower Elementary (white)

BURKE
– Boggs Academy Elementary (black)
– Cousins Elementary, Sardis (black)
– Girard Elementary (black)
– Gough Elementary (black)
– Midville Elementary (black)
– Waynesboro High (white)
– Waynesboro High & Industrial (black)

BUTTS
– F.B. Henderson High (black)
– Jackson High (white)
Though not confirmed, both almost assuredly State School Building Authority

CALHOUN
– Arlington (black)
– Edison (black)
– Leary (black)
– H.T. Singleton (black)

CAMDEN

CANDLER
– Candler County Training (black)
– Metter High (white)

CARROLL
– Bowdon High (addition, white)
– Carver High (city, black)
– Central High (white)
– College Street Elementary (addition, white)
– Glanton-Hindsman (black)
– Hudson (black)
– Providence (black)
– Springview (black)
– Temple (likely local funds, white)
– Villa Rica High (white)

CATOOSA
– Boynton Elementary (white)
– Catoosa Elementary (white)
– Lakeview High (white; addition)
– Ringgold Colored (black)
– Ringgold Elementary (white; addition)
– Ringgold High (white)
– West Side Elementary (white)

CHARLTON
– Bethune High (black)
– Charlton County High (white)

CHATHAM
– Maple Street Elementary (black)
– Paulsen Street Elementary (black)
Partial

CHATTAHOOCHEE

CHATTOOGA
– A.C. Carter (addition, black)
– Summerville Elementary (white)

CHEROKEE
– Ball Ground Elementary (white)
– Buffington Elementary (white)
– Cherokee County Training (black)
– Cherokee High (white)
– Free Home Elementary (white)
– Hickory Flat Elementary (white)
– Holly Springs Elementary (white)
– Macedonia Elementary (white)
– Oak Springs Elementary (white)
– Woodstock Elementary (white)

CLARKE

CLAY
– Bluffton Elementary (black)
– Speight (black)

CLAYTON

CLINCH
– Fargo Elementary (white)
– Homerville High & Elementary (black)

COBB
– [Acworth] (black)
– Acworth (addition, white)
– [Austell] (black)
– Austell Road Elementary (white)
– Belmont Hills Elementary (white)
– Campbell High (white)
– Eastside Elementary (white)
– Elizabeth (addition, white)
– Green Acres Elementary (white)
– Harmony-Leland Elementary (white)
– Kennesaw Elementary (addition, white)
– Mableton Elementary (white)
– McEachern High (addition, white)
– North Cobb High (white)
– Osborne High (addition, white)
– Powers Ferry Elementary (white)
– [Smyrna] (black)
– South Cobb High (new, then addition, white)
– Sprayberry High (white)
Combination of local, federal and state money and comes in several phases.

COFFEE
* Broxton (addition, white)
– Carver (black)
– Coffee County High (white)
– Mary Hayes (black)
* Nicholls (addition, white)
– Paulk (Ambrose, black)
– West Green (white)

COLQUITT

COLUMBIA
* Appling Elementary (white)
– John P. Blanchard (black)
– Evans High (white)
– Gibbs Elementary (Evans, black)
– Harlem Elementary (white)
– Phinizy Elementary (black)
– George T. White Elementary (Harlem, black)

COOK
– Adel Elementary (addition, white)
– Cook County Training (black)
– Cook High (addition, white)

COWETA

CRAWFORD
– Crawford County High (addition, white)
– Crawford County Training (black)

CRISP

DADE
– Dade High (white)
– Hooker (black)

DAWSON
– Dawson County High (addition, white)
– Lumpkin Elementary (white)

DECATUR
– Attapulgus-Mount Moriah High (black)
– Elcan-King Elementary (white)
– Hutto (addition, black)
– John Johnson Elementary (black)
– Jones-Wheat Elementary (white)
– West Bainbridge (black)

DeKALB

DODGE
– Copeland Elementary (black)
– Dodge County High (white)
– Dodge High Elementary (white)
– Peabody High (black)
– Rhine (additions, white)

DOOLY
– Byromville Elementary (black)
– Unadilla Elementary (black)
– Vienna High (white)
– Vienna High & Industrial (black)

DOUGHERTY

DOUGLAS
– R.L. Cousins (black)
– Douglas County High (addition, white)
– Lithia Springs Elementary (addition, white)
– Mount Carmel (addition, white)

EARLY
– Blakely-Union (white)
– Carver (Jakin, black)
– Kestler (black)
– Washington (black)

ECHOLS

EFFINGHAM
– Effingham County High (white)
– [Guyton] (black)
– Guyton Elementary (white)
– Rincon Elementary (white)
– Springfield Central (black)
– Springfield Elementary (white)

ELBERT
– Blackwell Memorial (addition, black)
– Blackwell Memorial (new, black)
– Bowman (black)
– Central Elementary (white)
– Elbert County High (white)
– Falling Creek (white)
– Heard’s Grove (black)

EMANUEL
– Adrian (white)
– Emanuel County (black)
– Emanuel County Institute (white)
– Lexsy (black)
– Summertown (black)
– Swainsboro (white)
– Twin City (black)

EVANS
– Claxton Elementary (white)
– Evans County Training (black)

FANNIN
– Caldwell (white)
– East Fannin (white)
– Epworth (white)
– McCaysville (white)
– Mobile (white)
– West Fannin (white)

FAYETTE
– Fayette County Training (black)
– Fayetteville Elementary (white)

FLOYD
– Alto Park (addition, white)
– Armuchee (white)
– Coosa (addition, white)
– Fairview (black)
– Glenwood (white)
– Main High (black)
– Pepperell (addition, white)
Need Rome city

FORSYTH
– Forsyth County High (white)
Probably not complete

FRANKLIN
– Canon Elementary (white)
– Franklin County High (white)
– Franklin County High & Trade (black)
– Gilmohudson (local funds, black)
– Lavonia (local funds, black)
* Lavonia High (addition, white)
– Red Hill Elementary (white)
* Royston High (addition)

FULTON

GILMER
– Boardtown (white)
– Gilmer (white)
– Henry Grady (white)
– Southwestern (white)

GLASCOCK
– Glascock County Consolidated (black)
– Glascock County High (white)

GLYNN
– Risley High (black)
Partial

GORDON
– Belwood Elementary (white)
– Calhoun High (ultimately a county project, white)
– Calhoun Junior High (city, white)
– Fairmount (white)
– Red Bud (white)
– Resaca Elementary (white)
– Sonoraville Elementary (white)
– Stephens (city, black)

GRADY

GREENE
– F.T. Corry High (black)
– Darden-Thomas Elementary (black)
– Hubert English Elementary (black)
Partial

GWINNETT
* Bethesda Elementary (white)
– Buford Colored (black, Buford city)
– Buford Elementary (white, Buford city)
– Central Gwinnett High (white)
– Dacula Elementary (addition, white)
– Duluth Elementary (addition, white)
– Duluth High (local funds, white)
* Grayson Elementary (white)
– Harmony Elementary (white)
– Hooper-Renwick (black)
– Hull Elementary (addition, black)
– Lilburn Elementary (addition, white)
– Lilburn High (local funds, white)
* Norcross Elementary (white)
– North Gwinnett High (white)
– Snellville Elementary (addition, white)
– South Gwinnett High (white)
– Sugar Hill Elementary (white)
* Suwanee Elementary (white)
– West Gwinnett High (white)

HABERSHAM
– Baldwin Elementary (addition, white)
– Clarkesville Colored (black)
– Cornelia Regional (black)
– Hazel Grove Elementary (white)
– North Habersham High (addition, white)
– Woodville Elementary (white)

HALL

HANCOCK
– Hancock County Training (black)
– Southwest Elementary (black)
– Sparta (addition, white)

HARALSON
– Buchanan High (white)
– Buncombe Elementary (white)
– Draketown Elementary (white)
– Felton Elementary (white)
– Haralson County Consolidated (black)
– Waco Elementary (white; local bond issue)
– West Haralson High (white)

HARRIS
– Carver High (addition, black)

HART
– Hart County High (white)
– Hart County Training (black)
– Nancy Hart Memorial (white)
– Reed Creek (white)

HEARD

HENRY
– Fairview (addition, white)
– Hampton (black)
– Hampton (white)
– Henry County Training (black)
– McDonough Elementary (white)
– Ola (white)
– Shoal Creek (white)
– Stockbridge (black)
– Stockbridge Elementary (white)

HOUSTON
– Elko (black)
– Houston County Training (black)
– Pearl Stephens Elementary (black)

IRWIN
– Holt Elementary (black)
– Mystic Elementary (black)
– Ocilla Elementary (white; junior high wing)
– Ocilla High & Elementary (black)

JACKSON
* Benton Elementary (white)
– [Braselton-Hoschton] Elementary (white)
– Bryan (black)
– Commerce High (city, white)
– South Jackson Elementary (white)
* Talmo (white)
– J.L. Williams Elementary (city, black)

JASPER
– Jasper County Training (black)
– Monticello High (white)

JEFF DAVIS
– Hazlehurst (black)
– Jeff Davis Elementary (white)

JEFFERSON
– Bartow (black)
– Carver (Wadley, black)
– Jefferson County Consolidated (elementary and high as separate projects, black)
– Louisville Academy (white)
– Tenders Grove (black)
– Wrens (black)
– Wrens High (white)

JENKINS
– Birdsville-Herndon (black)
– Jenkins County Training (black)

JOHNSON
– Dock Kemp (black)
– Scott Elementary (white)
– Wrightsville High (white)

JONES
– Bradley-Wayside (black)
– Maggie Califf (black)
* Griswold Elementary (addition, white)
– Haddock (black)
* Juliette Elementary (addition, white)

LAMAR
– Booker (black)
– Milner (white)

LANIER
– Lakeland High & Elementary (black)
– Lanier County High (white)

LAURENS
– Brewton (black)
– Central Elementary (city, white)
– Dudley (addition, white)
– East Laurens (white)
– Mary Fleming (black)
– Laurens (white)
– Millville (black)

Other city schools built with federal funds

LEE
– Lee County Training (black)

LIBERTY

LINCOLN
– Lincoln County Training (black)
– Lincolnton Elementary (white)

LONG
– Ludowici (addition, white)
– Walker (black)

LOWNDES
– Parker-Mathis Elementary (white)
– Pine Grove Elementary (white)
– Pinevale High (city, black)
– South Street Elementary (addition, city, black)
– Valdosta Junior High (city, white)
– Wetherington-Robinson Elementary (black)
– P.G. Williams Elementary (black)
Partial

LUMPKIN
– Dahlonega Colored (black)
– Dahlonega Elementary (addition, white)
– Southside Elementary (white)

MACON
– Douglass High (black)
– Ideal Elementary (black)
– Lamson-Richardson Elementary (black)
– Oglethorpe Elementary (addition, white)

MADISON
– Danielsville Elementary (white)
– Ila Elementary (white)
– Madison County High (white)
– Northside (black)
– Southside (black)

MARION
– Buena Vista Colored (black)
– Marion County High (white)

McDUFFIE
– McDuffie County Training (black)
* Mount Gilead Elementary (black)
– Pine Street Elementary (addition, white)

McINTOSH
– Darien (white)
– Eulonia (black)
– Todd-Grant (black)

MERIWETHER
– Alvaton (black)
– Greenville (black)
* Greenville (addition, white)
– Luthersville (black)
– Manchester (black)
* Manchester (addition, white)
– Warm Springs (black)
– Woodbury (black)
* Woodbury (addition, white)

MILLER
– Bethel (black)
– Miller County Elementary (white)

MITCHELL
– Baconton Elementary (black)
– Camilla Consolidated (black)
– Cotton Elementary (black)
– Mitchell County Training (city, black)
– Oak Grove Elementary (black)
– Pelham Elementary (city, white)
– Sale City Elementary (black)

MONROE
– Hubbard (black)

MONTGOMERY
– Montgomery County High (white)
– Montgomery County Training (black)

MORGAN
– Bostwick (white)
– Buckhead (white)
– Madison Elementary (white)
– Pearl (black)
– Rutledge (black)
– Springfield (black)

MURRAY
– Chatsworth Colored (black)
* Chatsworth Grammar (addition, white)
* Murray County (addition, white)
– Northwest Elementary (white)
– Southwest Elementary (white)
– Spring Place (addition, white)

MUSCOGEE

NEWTON
– R.L. Cousins High (black)
– “Covington Junior High” (white)
– East Newton (black)
– Mansfield Junior High (white)
– Newton County High (white)

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Oglethorpe County Primary opened in 1955 as Oglethorpe County Consolidated.

OCONEE
– Oconee County High (white)
– Ed Stroud (black)

OGLETHORPE
– Oglethorpe County Consolidated (black)
– Oglethorpe County High (white)

PAULDING
– Burnt Hickory Elementary (white)
– Matthews (black)
– New Hope Elementary (white)
– Yorkville Elementary (white)
Partial

PEACH
– Hunt High (black)
– Peach County Training (addition, black)

PICKENS
– Ludville Elementary (white)
– Pickens County Training (black)
– Pickens High (white)
– Talking Rock Elementary (white)

PIERCE
– Blackshear High (addition, white)
– Grady Street Elementary (addition, white)
– Lee Street (addition, black)
– Pierce County Training (black)

PIKE
– Pike County Consolidated (black)
– Pike County High (white)
– Zebulon Training (black)

POLK
– Cedar Hill (city, black)
– [elementary] (Cedartown city, black)
Need Polk County

PULASKI

PUTNAM

QUITMAN
– Kaigler Training (black)

RABUN
– Clayton Elementary (white)
– Mountain City Elementary (white)

RANDOLPH
– Randolph County Training (black)
– Shellman Vocational (black)

RICHMOND
– Bayvale Elementary (addition, white)
– Doughty Elementary (white)
– Fleming Elementary (addition, white)
– Silas X. Floyd Elementary (addition, black)
– Perrin Elementary (addition, white)

ROCKDALE
– Bryant Street (addition, black)
– Rockdale Elementary (white)

SCHLEY
– John Lewis (black)
– Schley County High (elementary building, white)

SCREVEN
– Arnett Elementary (black)
– Annie E. Daniels Elementary (Millhaven, additon, black)
– Screven County Training ($500,000 “addition,” black)
– Southside Elementary (Newington, black)

SEMINOLE
– Donalsonville Elementary (white)
– Seminole County Training (black)

SPALDING

STEPHENS
* Big A Elementary (white)
* Carnes Creek Elementary (white)
* Merritts Elementary (white)
– Oak Hill Elementary (black)

STEWART
– Lumpkin High & Industrial (black)
– Omaha Elementary (black)
– Richland High & Industrial (black)

SUMTER

TALBOT
– Ruth Carter High (black)
– Geneva Elementary (black)
– John Woodall Elementary (Woodland, black)

TALIAFERRO
– Alexander Stephens Institute (white)
– Murden (black)

TATTNALL

TAYLOR

TELFAIR
– Central High (black)
– Lumber City Elementary (black)
– Milan Elementary (black)
– Rock Hill Elementary (black)
– Telfair County High (white)
– Workmore Elementary (white)

TERRELL
– Carver High (black)
– Lillie Cooper Elementary (black)
* Dawson Elementary (white)
– Dunbar Elementary (black)
– Helen Gurr Elementary (black)
– Martin Elementary (black)

THOMAS
– Central High (white)
– East Ochlochnee Elementary (black)
– Magnolia High (black)
– New Union Elementary (black)
– North Boston Elementary (addition, black)
– South Coolidge Elementary (black)
Need Thomasville

TIFT
– Industrial Elementary (black)
– Northside Elementary (white)
– Southside Elementary (white)
– Wilson High (black)

TOOMBS
– Lyons Elementary (white)
– Lyons Industrial (black)
– Toombs Central (addition, white)
Need Vidalia

TOWNS
– Hiawassee Elementary (white)
– Macedonia Elementary (white)
* Towns County High (addition?, white)
* Young Harris Elementary (addition?, white)

TREUTLEN
– Treutlen (white)
– Treutlen County Training (black)

TROUP

TURNER

TWIGGS
– Antioch (black)
– Jeffersonville Vocational (black)
– Mount Olive (black)
– Smith Elementary (white)
– Twiggs County High (white)

UNION

UPSON

WALKER

WALTON
– Carver High (black)
– Good Hope-Peters (black)
– Loganville (white)
– Monroe Area High (white)
– Social Circle (white)
– Social Circle Training (black)

WARE
– Center High (city, addition, black)
– Crawford Street Elementary (city, addition, white)
Need county

WARREN
– Norwood Elementary (black)
– Warren County Elementary and High (white)
– Warrenton High & Elementary (black)

WASHINGTON
– D.D. Collins Elementary (black)
* Davisboro Elementary (white)
– Deepstep Elementary (white)
– T.J. Elder High (black)
* Warthen Elementary (white)
– Washington County High (white)
Five projects.

WAYNE
– Odum High (white)
– Thomas G. Ritch Elementary (addition, white)
– Wayne County Training (black)

WEBSTER
– Ida Lowery (black)

WHEELER

WHITE
– Cleveland (white)
– Oak Springs (black)
– White Creek Elementary (white)

WHITFIELD
– Cohutta (white)
– Dalton High (city, white)
– Eastside Elementary (white)
– Emery Street (city, white)
– North Whitfield High (white)
– Valley Point Elementary (addition, white)
– Valley Point High (white)
– Westside High (white)

WILCOX
– George A. Hill Elementary (Pineview, black)
– Neapolis Street (black)
– Pineview (white)
– Wilcox Central (white)
– Wilcox County Training (black)

WILKES
– North Wilkes Elementary (black)
– Washington-Wilkes (white)
– Wilkes County Training (black)

WILKINSON
– T.C. Calhoun High (black)
– Gordon Elementary (black)
– Gordon Elementary (white)
* Bertha Alvin (black)?

WORTH
– Hillcrest (black)
– J.W. Holley (black)
– Minton (white)
– New Hope (black)
– Parker (black)
– Osie Whearry (black)

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