James B. Dudley High School

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James B. Dudley High School
1200 Lincoln St.
Greensboro, North Carolina, 27401
United States
Coordinates 36°03′36″N 79°45′52″W / 36.0600°N 79.7645°W / 36.0600; -79.7645Coordinates: 36°03′36″N 79°45′52″W / 36.0600°N 79.7645°W / 36.0600; -79.7645
School type Public
Founded 1929
Principal Jesse J. Pratt
Enrollment 1,349
Schedule type Block
Schedule Traditional (Late August - Early June)
Hours in school day Monday-Friday, 8:50 A.M. - 3:50 P.M.
Color(s) Blue and Gold          
Athletics conference NCHSAA All-Metro 4A
Sports 15 varsity teams (7 male, 8 female)
Nickname Panthers

James Benson Dudley High School is located in the Southeastern quadrant of Guilford County in the city of Greensboro, North Carolina. Dudley High School was founded in 1929 as the first black high school in Guilford County, in a school system segregated by law. The school was named for James Benson Dudley.

The school was central to the 1969 Greensboro uprising when school officials refused to recognize the validity of a write-in candidate for student council, allegedly due to his activism in the Black Power movement.[1][2] In 1971 through desegregation, Dudley’s student population integrated.

Today, the make-up of the school consists of a diverse student enrollment with a predominately African-American population. Dudley has a traditional education program as well as the Dudley Science, Math, and Technology Academy magnet program. The Science, Math, and Technology Academy provide high-caliber students a strong college preparatory background, which emphasizes mathematics and science along with sufficient writing, research, and technological skills. During their senior year, Dudley Academy Students attend classes on college campuses. Dudley won 2 back to back football rings. The school colors are Blue and Gold.

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