Washington High School (Atlanta)

at 45 Whitehouse Dr SW, Atlanta , 30314 United States

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Washington High School (Atlanta)
45 Whitehouse Dr SW
Atlanta , GA 30314
United States
Contact Phone
P: (404) 802-4600


Booker T. Washington High School, named for the famous educator, opened in September 1924 under the auspices of the Atlanta Board of Education, with the late Charles Lincoln Harper as principal. It was the first public high school for African-Americans in the state of Georgia and the Atlanta Public Schools system.Booker T. Washington High School was transformed into four small schools. Then, starting in fall of 2014, the school transitioned back to the original one school, with four assistant principals, one academy leader, and one principal.Administration Dr. Tasharah Wilson, Principal Antonio Mattox, Assistant Principal, Ninth Grade Yvette Williams, Assistant Principal, Tenth Grade Tracy Harrell, Assistant Principal, Eleventh Grade Kimberly Moore, Assistant Principal, Twelfth Grade Joseph Williams, Academy Leader, CTAE & Fine ArtsHistoryDesigned by Atlanta-born architect Eugene C. Wachendorff, the building incorporates medieval and Byzantine elements, including the dramatic main entrance with five arches in two tiers. Six additions have been made to the original four-story building, which is situated on 21.4acre of land. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.It is fitting that visitors pass the statue of the school's namesake on the way to the entrance. One of the foremost black educators of the late 19th century and early 20th centuries, Booker T. Washington was born into slavery in 1856 on a small farm in Virginia. He went on to found the Tuskegee Institute in 1881.

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Washington High School (Atlanta) is Atlanta based place and this enity listed in High School category. Located at 45 Whitehouse Dr SW GA 30314. Contact phone number of Washington High School (Atlanta): (404) 802-4600