Burlington in Alamance County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Pleasant Grove High School
1922 - 1971
Pleasant Grove High School was built on this site in 1922 to serve grades 8 - 10 from 5 small schools in the Pleasant Grove township and one from the Faucette township; Mahan, Sidney, King, Squires, and McCray. Brogden Tew was the first principal. Grades 1 - 7 from the 5 schools, plus Union Ridge School, were consolidated into Pleasant Grove in 1925 - 30. All small schools were eventually sold or demolished.
In 1962 all-white high schools in the eastern quadrant of the county: Pleasant Grove, Haw River, and Mebane, were consolidated into Eastern High School. Woodlawn Middle School opened in 1970 to receive all 6 - 8 grade students in the district. Pleasant Grove became an elementary school until it was closed in 1971 as part of the county plan to comply with the desegregation regulations resulting from the Supreme Court decision in the Brown vs. Board of Education case, which declared segregation by race unconstitutional. Pleasant Grove white students and staff were integrated into Pleasant Grove Union School. Edward Iseley served the school as Teacher and Principal from 1930 - 1971 and was the last principal. The building was later demolished except for the cafeteria/gym wing which remains today as a recreation/community center.
Pleasant Grove High School 1922 - 1971 Dedicated
Class Motto: "Not on top, but climbing"
*Superintendent Alamance County Schools 1983 - 88
Erected by Class of 1942.
Location. 36° 11.353′ N, 79° 19.743′ W. Marker is in Burlington, North Carolina, in Alamance County. Marker is on North NC Highway 49, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3958 North NC Highway 49, Burlington NC 27217, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. McCray School (approx. 2.9 miles away); Confederate Occaneechi (approx. 3.4 miles away); Occaneechi in the Service Bingham School (approx. 4.1 miles away); Union Ridge Church (approx. 4.2 miles away); Charles Richard Drew (approx. 4.3 miles away); Glencoe Mill Village (approx. 6.3 miles away); Glencoe - The School (approx. 6.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burlington.
Additional keywords. Haw River, Mebane, Graham, Burlington
Categories. • 20th Century • African Americans • Education •
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