American History & Genealogy Project
School Days Project
Franklin County Schools
This page contains data taken mainly from the WPA records compiled by Elizabeth Herring for the Franklin County Historical Research Project in 1937. The three ladies assigned to the School portion of the project were Annette Wilkinson, Mildred Porter and Pearle Seale. These ladies did a wonderful job of preserving the history of Franklin County. I apologize if the names of the schools offend anyone but these are from the WPA records of 1937 and that WAS the names of the schools.
Some of the Schools have Records listed such as Attendance or Educable Children. Some have annuals. Some have news articles or history. Each School will have a separate article or sometimes a whole page. If anyone knows of any other schools or has information about a school, please let me know!
I found reference to almost 100 Schools in the WPA Records from 1936-1937. The majority of these schools were white; 25 were African-American. Not all of them were in existence in 1937. I have made a link for each of the schools. Some of the schools were only in existence for a short time or were consolidated into a larger school. In those cases, clicking on the name will take you to the page for the consolidated school.
If anyone has any photos they would like to contribute to this site, please let me know.
News Articles From the Franklin Advocate
August 30, 1900; September 20, 1900 - Educational Column – Mrs. Belle Byrd Editor;
Misses Nora Seab and Bama Noble, associate editors.
April 2, 1908 – Cake Brought $83.40
Central Consolidated School
(changed to Meadville School in 1936)
Franklin County Masonic High School
McCall Consolidated High School
(also known as East Franklin)
Meadville Consolidated School
Pine Ridge Special
Plymouth School (see Meadville School)
Roxie Consolidated School
White Apple Consolidated School
There were 25 African-American Schools in Franklin County, MS in 1937.
Meadville Colored School
Moss Point Colored School
Mount Olive Colored School
Mount Pleasant Colored School
New Fork Colored School
Pleasant Grove Colored School
Quentin Colored School
Rosehill Colored School
Roxie Colored School
Spring Hill Colored School
Whiteapple Colored School
Yap Colored School
The four largest schools merged with Meadville in 1962 to become Franklin County School.
Today Franklin County School is now divided into:
Franklin County High School
Franklin County Junior High School
Franklin County Upper Elementary
Franklin County Lower Elementary
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Tuesday, 05-Jun-2007 19:23:21 MDT