Region 1, 1951

The Georgia High School Association announced new region alignments for 1952-54 in October 1951 and The Daily Tifton Gazette felt obliged to give the entire rundown of Region 1.

Average daily attendance was included with the alignments, of which official numbers are rare to come across in archives.

For the fun of comparison, I’ve included the numbers on file from the GHSA, which were announced in late 2015 for the upcoming 2016-18 reclassification. Status of each school is also included. For all but a few, I have a concrete date of closure.

It should be noted, of course, that the numbers are generally much lower for reasons beyond Georgia’s overall population increase over 65 years: Segregation, more rural schools, baby boomers were just beginning school and not as much of a push for a high school education.

Also, some of these schools had yet to graduate their first 12th grade classes. The addition of 12th grade was uneven across the state, which some systems adding earlier than others.

Of the 88 schools listed, only 22 have survived with the same name and have not been consolidated at some point.

Region 1, Class AA

  • Baker 482 (closed in 1991)
  • Columbus 689 (1,269 at time of 2015 region reclassification)
  • Jordan 1,076 (787)
  • R.E. Lee 865 (combined with Upson in 1992)
  • Lanier 2,000 (became part of Central High in 1970)
  • Albany 834 (837)
  • Moultrie 1,189 (consolidated for Colquitt County in 1978; Colquitt’s ADA is 2,441)

Region 1, Class A

  • Americus 266 (combined with Sumter County in 2004)
  • Cordele 251 (consolidated for Crisp County in 1957)
  • Tifton 571 (became Tift County in 1962; Tift’s ADA is 2,173)
  • Cook 473 (901)
  • Miller County 418 (275)
  • Bainbridge 327 (1,487)
  • Cairo 496 (1,187)
  • Thomasville 391 (761)
  • Fitzgerald 408 (829)
  • Ocilla 352 (consolidated for Irwin County, 1952)
  • Nashville 340 (consolidated for Berrien, 1954)
  • Valdosta 588 (2,006)
  • Jeff Davis 301 (867)
  • Baxley 328 (school districts combined in 1952 for Appling County)
  • Bacon County 349 (570)
  • Waycross 438 (consolidated into Ware County, 1994)
  • Douglas 338 (consolidated for Coffee County, 1955)

Region 1, Class B

  • Warner Robins 299 (1,548)
  • Wacona 261 (consolidated for Ware County, 1958)
  • Seminole County 258 (452)
  • Sylvester 257 (consolidated for Worth County, 1960)
  • Mitchell County 253 (consolidated with Baker County, but reformed in 2006. Current ADA is 384)
  • Pearson 242 (consolidated for Atkinson County, 1955)
  • Blakely-Union 238 (consolidated for Early County)
  • Norman Park 234 (consolidated for Colquitt County, 1978)
  • Nahunta 233 (consolidated for Brantley County, 1967)
  • Cochran 226 (school districts combined to form Bleckley County in 1977)
  • Blackshear 224 (consolidated for Pierce County, 1981)
  • Terrell County 164 (396)
  • Lanier County 217 (400)
  • Camden County 208 (2,489)
  • Hawkinsville 202 (389)
  • Quitman 197 (consolidated for Brooks County, 1959)
  • Perry 186 (1,321)
  • Fort Valley 184 (consolidated for Peach County, 1970)
  • Cuthbert 184 (consolidated for Randolph County, 1963)
  • Buena Vista 178 (consolidated for Marion County, 1954)
  • Charlton County 175 (461)
  • Sycamore 174 (consolidated for Turner County, 1957)
  • Eastman 171 (consolidated for Dodge County, 1957)
  • Hahira 163 (consolidated for Lowndes, 1966)
  • Broxton 162 (combined with Mary Hayes Elementary in 1970, consolidated into Coffee in 1990)
  • Morven 160 (consolidated for Brooks County, 1959)
  • Ashburn 157 (consolidated for Turner County, 1957)
  • Nicholls 157 (consolidated into Coffee, 1990)
  • Crawford County 154 (481)
  • Whigham 154 (consolidated into Cairo)
  • Homerville 152 (consolidated for Clinch County, 1954)
  • Patterson 151 (consolidated for Pierce County, 1981)

Region 1, Class C

  • Shellman 65 (consolidated for Randolph County, 1963)
  • Omega 71 (consolidated into Tift County, 1964)
  • Plains 64 (consolidated for Sumter County, 1979)
  • Union (Leslie) 62 (consolidated for Sumter County, 1979)
  • Clay County 77 (combined with Randolph County)
  • Attapulgus 49 (consolidated into Bainbridge, 1964)
  • Climax 112 (consolidated into Bainbridge, 1964)
  • West Bainbridge 89 (consolidated into Bainbridge, 1964)
  • Mt. Pleasant 48 (consolidated into another school in Decatur County before end of decade)
  • Arlington 88 (consolidated)
  • Edison 69 (consolidated for Calhoun County, 1963)
  • Morgan 87 (consolidated for Calhoun County, 1963)
  • Richland 68 (consolidated into Stewart County, 1964)
  • Stewart County 74 (combined with Quitman County before reestablishing in 2008; current ADA 124)
  • Lee County 105 (1,874)
  • Sumner 134 (consolidated for Worth County, 1960)
  • Warwick 67 (consolidated for Worth County, 1960)
  • Bridgeboro 52 (consolidated into Sylvester, 1953)
  • Doerun 141 (consolidated for Colquitt County, 1978)
  • Baker County 87 (combined with Mitchell County before reestablishing in 2006; current ADA 84)
  • Damascus 87 (consolidated for Early County)
  • Jakin 67 (consolidated with school in Early County)
  • Hilton 84 (consolidated with school in Early County)
  • Meigs 103 (consolidated with Central (Thomasville))
  • Ochlochnee 120 (consolidated to form Central (Thomasville) in 1959)
  • Coolidge 100 (consolidated to form Central (Thomasville) in 1959)
  • Boston 68 (consolidated to form Central (Thomasville) in 1959)
  • Pavo 132 (consolidated to form Central (Thomasville) in 1959)
  • Webster County 72 (consolidated to form Tri-County before reestablishing; current ADA 105)
  • Georgetown 63 (consolidated to form Quitman County in 1970)
  • Sale City 64 (consolidated with Mitchell County)
  • Hopeful 73 (consolidated with Mitchell County)
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