Walnut Hill High School, Shreveport

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History of Walnut Hill High School

Walnut Hill High School was opened in September, 1956 with a pupil enrollment of 1325 and a staff composed of a principal, registrar-counselor, secretary and forty-eight teachers. These students, enrolled in grades 1-12, were formerly enrolled in twenty-one small schools in the southwestern portion of the parish at the elementary level and at Booker T. Washington in the high school division.

Located on an eighty-acre tract on the Woolworth Road, the facility originally contained , in addition to regular classroom area, an administrative suite, combination auditorium-cafeteria,  gymnasium, library, home living suite, music area, industrial and vocational agriculture shops and sufficient acreage to carry on a program of demonstration farming. This plant was constructed under the $20,000,000.00 parish-wide building program and is one of the three high schools designed to serve the needs of the rural sections of the parish.

With the present increased enrollment of 1539 pupils, 4 teachers and 4 classrooms have been added. Recently added also was a lighted football stadium with a 1500 seating capacity.

Served by school bus transportation, Walnut Hill High School is designed to provide a comprehensive program of education for youth of this community.

Shreveport Sun, May 30, 1964

The schools who comprised Walnut Hill High School are listed:

Greenwood (Maybell) School                                         Flournoy School

Reisor School                                                                     Home Union School

Jefferson Fork School                                                      Starlight School

St. Mary School                                                                Daisy Grove School

Pleasant Grove School                                                    Pleasant Hill School

Spring Hill School                                                            Hall Grove School

Crossroad School                                                              Pinegrove School

Liberty School (Burris)                                                   Lighthall School

Bethel (1,2) School                                                     Missionary School (1,2)

Long Sycamore Sycamore School                                White Hall School

Preston School                                                                 Galilee School

Keithville School                                                             Springridge Jr. High School

Oak Hill Jr. High School                                                Lucas Jr. High School

Mount Olive Jr. High School                                        Beaver Pond School

Republican School

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Walnut Hill High School 1963 cover

 

 

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