Roanoke Rapids High School

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Roanoke Rapids High School
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Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina,
Type Public
Established 1921
Principal Tammie Williams
Enrollment 906
Color(s) Black / Gold
Mascot Yellow Jackets

Roanoke Rapids High School is a public high school in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. It is a part of the Roanoke Rapids Graded School District.

Building history[edit]

Roanoke Rapids High School opened in 1921. It was the brainchild of local industrialist Samuel Paterson and was intended to be the centerpiece of the entire Roanoke Rapids community. The school was designed by Hobart Upjohn and cost ten times the average high school in the state. It is in the Tudor Revival or Gothic style and draws qualities of the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford in the United Kingdom. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places and still is in its originally intended use.[1]


Roanoke Rapids High School's most prestigious club is the Student Council. Other clubs include Science Olympiad, HOSA, DECA, Book Club, Drama Club, History Club, French Club, Spanish Club, Envirothon, Quiz Bowl, Forensics Club, Key Club, and Future Farmers of America.


The school's colors are black and gold. Its mascot is the Yellow Jacket. The school uses a logo similar to that of Georgia Tech.The Yellow Jackets were the Class B, Baseball State Champions in 1932 and 1935.

Notable Alumni[edit]

Kareem Martin (2010)- DE Arizona Cardinals



  1. ^ "A Brief History of Roanoke Rapids High School". Roanoke Rapids High School Alumni & Friends Association. Retrieved 2006-12-07. [dead link]
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  3. ^ "North Carolina High School Baseball State Champions". North Carolina High School Athletic Association. Retrieved 2010-02-26. 

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Coordinates: 36°27′32″N 77°39′14″W / 36.4589°N 77.6538°W / 36.4589; -77.6538