Butler High School (Augusta, Georgia)

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George P. Butler Comprehensive High School
2011 Lumpkin Rd

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TypePublic high school
Motto"Educating and empowering tomorrow's self-sufficient citizens."
School districtRichmond County School System
SuperintendentDr. Angela Pringle
PrincipalDr. Stacey Mabray
Staff46 (FTE)[1]
Number of students911 (2017-18)[1]
Student to teacher ratio19.80[1]
Color(s)White and old gold
AthleticsMyron Newton, Athletic Director
SportsFootball, wrestling, soccer, basketball, softball, track, cross country, volleyball, and baseball
NicknameBulldogs, Mighty Dogs, Big Dogs

George P. Butler Comprehensive High School is a public high school located in the South side of town in Augusta, Georgia, United States. It is named for George Phineas Butler.

Butler was the second white high school built in Richmond County prior to desegregation. It opened in 1960 and remained segregated until 1967.




On March 23, 1983, the new music complex at Butler High School was named the "Terri Gibbs Music Center" in honor of country and gospel singer Terri Gibbs, a 1972 Butler High graduate. At the dedicatory service, Gibbs played the piano and sang the state song, "Georgia on My Mind." Terri, blind from birth, was a resident of Columbia County and was allowed to attend Butler High School because Butler offered a special education program for handicapped students.

The center is an impressive structure to develop the musical talents of students. At one end of the building is a large chorus rehearsal room, and at the other end is a large room for rehearsal of Butler High's band. Between these anchor rooms are several individual practice rooms and individual offices for the band and choral directors.

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The school mascot is the bulldog, and the school colors are old gold and white. The school's athletic complexes are called "Bulldog Country."

Butler was the 1966 State Basketball Champion under Coach Sonny Poss. There were no substitutions for the entire tournament. Barry Timmerman was MVP, scoring a record 44 points in a single game, a high school record that stood for over 40 years. Don Coleman now has the record with 49 points in a single game in the region championship game.

Notable alumni[edit]

Name Class year Notability Reference(s)
Billy Cato 1983 college football player
Don Coleman 2015 college basketball player
Terri Gibbs 1972 country and gospel singer
Wycliffe Gordon 1985 jazz trombonist
Eugene Lee 2001 Track and Field sprinter
Carlos Rogers 2000 NFL player
Ben Troupe 2000 NFL player
Robert Watkins 2001 federal judge

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Coordinates: 33°25′05″N 82°01′03″W / 33.41811°N 82.01746°W / 33.41811; -82.01746