Banneker High School (Georgia)

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Benjamin E. Banneker High School
Address
6015 Feldwood Road
College Park, Georgia
United States
Coordinates 33°35′35″N 84°31′06″W / 33.59311°N 84.51833°W / 33.59311; -84.51833Coordinates: 33°35′35″N 84°31′06″W / 33.59311°N 84.51833°W / 33.59311; -84.51833
Information
Type Public high school
Established 1988
School district Fulton County Public Schools
Principal Duke Bradley lll
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 1700+
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Red and silver          
Nickname Trojans
Website

Benjamin Banneker High School is a public high school in unincorporated Fulton County, Georgia, United States. It is a part of Fulton County School System. The school opened in fall 1988 as a result of the merger of M.D. Collins High School and Feldwood High School. The school uses the former Feldwood High campus. Collins High became Ronald E. McNair Middle School in the same year. The merger happened as a result of a consolidation plan to reduce the costs of the school system, comply with new state laws mandating minimum attendance numbers for government funded schools, and upgrade the course offerings of all schools in the county.

A new building was opened in 2012, replacing an old and outdated structure.

In addition to serving some unincorporated areas, the school also serves sections of the city of College Park.[1][2]

The school is named for Benjamin Banneker, an African American scientist, surveyor, almanac author, and farmer.

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Ludacris - rapper; real name Christopher Brian Bridges
  • Mr. DJ - producer and DJ; real name David Sheats[3]
  • Supa Nate - rapper; real name Nathaniel Elder[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Banneker High Attendance Zone 2009-2010 School Year[permanent dead link]." Fulton County School System. Retrieved on June 21, 2009.
  2. ^ "City Maps Archived 2011-10-23 at WebCite." City of College Park. Retrieved on May 25, 2009.
  3. ^ a b Carmichael, Rodney (24 June 2010). "The Making of OutKast's Aquemini". Creative Loafing Atlanta. Retrieved 21 February 2014. 

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