Franklin County, MS

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.

 

Franklin County School Superintendents of Education 1872-1936

 

Teachers - 1899-1906

 

Teachers & Schools for 1926-1927

 

School Days Photos

 

News Articles From the Franklin Advocate

 

 

May 21, 1891 June 18, 1891

August 30, 1900; September 20, 1900 - Educational Column Mrs. Belle Byrd Editor; 

Misses Nora Seab and Bama Noble, associate editors.

June 27, 1901

July 11, 1901

April 2, 1908 Cake Brought $83.40

January 14, 1915

November 2, 1922

September 30, 1926

Almo
Amsterdam
Antioch
Bad Bayou
Beech Grove
Berry
Bude School

Buie Schools
Cains
Camphill
Central Consolidated School
Compromise
Coward
Damascus
Davis
Dry Branch
Dry Fork
Ducker's School

Ebenezer
Eddiceton
Flat Rock

Franklin County Agricultural High School

(changed to Meadville School in 1936)

Franklin County Masonic High School

Godbold
Grange Hall
Hamburg
Homochitto
Homochitto Camp
Hopewell

Hughes

Hunt
Independence Consolidated School
King's Creek
Kirby
Knoxville
Lamar

Lazarus

Lightwood Snag School
Little Springs Male and Female High School
Lucien

Magnolia School
McCall Consolidated High School

(also known as East Franklin)

McCall Consolidated High School 1953 Annual

McCall Consolidated  High School History

McMillian School
Meadville Consolidated School
Middleton Creek
Monroe

Morgan's Fork School
Mt. Carmel
Mt. Olive
Mt. Pleasant
New Hope

New Salem
Oak Grove
Oldenburg
Oliver
Pine Grove
Pine Ridge
Pine Ridge Special
Plymouth School (see Meadville School)
Prather
Prospect
Providence
Quentin
Ramah
Rocky Branch
Rosedale
Roxie Consolidated School

Roxie Annuals

see also Roxie School (early)
Sand Hill
Siloam
Smith
Smithdale
Solomon Young Guice School see also Guice
Stampley

Strait School
Sugar Pond
Union
White Apple Consolidated School

Old Whiteapple School
Woodland
Woodrow Wilson Consolidated School  NEW


 

There were 25 African-American Schools in Franklin County, MS in 1937.

Beach Grove Colored School
Beech Grove Colored School
Bethlehem Colored School
Bude Colored School

Buie Colored School
Bunckley Colored School
Cloy Colored School

Cool Springs Colored School
Higdon Colored School
Kelly Colored School
Knoxville Colored School
Magee Colored School

Marsh Colored School
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

 

2002-2007 by Ann Allen Geoghegan for  the  American History & Genealogy Project

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