Long known as “the pride of the Westside,” Groves High School has a rich community tradition that dates back to its founding in 1958. Established to serve the young people and families of West Chatham County, the school is named for Robert W. Groves, a prominent business and civic leader in the county. Besides his powerful role in business and his many commercial and community activities, Groves took particular concern for the youth of the area and their educational needs. To that end, he was an avid supporter, both financially and morally, for many programs at the school. Since its inception, some Groves High School’s fondest and best attributes are the strong bonds it shares with the community and its residents. For decades, generations of Chatham County residents have been proud to send their children to this institution. Today, many a Groves Rebel can count him or her self as one whose parents and perhaps even grandparents were once Groves students as well. Ask any longtime West Chatham County resident where he or she went to school and many will say Groves. This includes many prominent figures in community, business, politics, and education. In fact, it is true that many a Groves faculty member is him or her self a graduate of the school and proud to return to contribute to the past and future of its students and legacy.