E.E. Smith High School

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E.E. Smith High School (also Ezekiel Ezra Smith High School, E.E.S., Smith High, Smith) is high school located in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The school is named for Dr. Ezekiel Ezra Smith and is home of the “Golden Bulls".

E.E. Smith High School
1800 Seabrook Rd.
Fayetteville, North Carolina 28301
United States
Type Public
Motto Born of Need * Destined to Serve * Striving to Excel
Founded 1927
School district Cumberland County Schools
Superintendent Frank Till
Principal Melody Chalmers
Grades 912
Enrollment 1,469
Language English
Color(s) Navy Blue and Old Gold         
Mascot Golden Bulls



"To provide a safe and caring school that will prepare our students to compete globally in the 21st Century."


Ezekiel Ezra Smith High School fosters a professional collegial culture that breeds high expectations and high standards.


No Excuses, Just Results

Band Name[edit]

Magnificent Marching Machine

Stick Phi Dogs Est.1982


Ezekiel Ezra Smith high school has been home of the mighty golden bulls since 1927.

The school has been in four different locations: Orange Street, Campbell Avenue, Washington Drive, and Seabrook Rd (Present Location). From 1927 to 1929, the Orange Street School served as the high school. The school was moved to the building on Campbell Avenue in September 1929. At that time, the school was known as the Southside High School. This building was used until 1932. In September 1932, the school was rehoused in the building on Orange Street, remaining there until January, 1940. A new modern edifice was built on Washington Drive in 1941. This building served students until June 1954.[1]

In 1954 our current physical facility was erected and made ready for occupancy on September 6. 1954. This building with its beautiful and functional architecture occupies a site of twenty-eight acres. In 1932 the Fayetteville Grade School Trustees held a special meeting and voted unanimously to name the school in honor of the distinguished educator, clergyman and U.S. Ambassador, Dr. Ezekiel Ezra Smith, a man who left a legacy of unusually fine and constructive work. Hereafter, the school was officially designated E.E. Smith High School, trusting that the standards of the school would always be kept worthy of the name which was bestowed upon it.

To date the school has had ten principals: Benjamin Lay, W.C. Donnell, A. J. Blackburn, E. E. Miller, Dr. W. T. Brown, Dr. John R. Griffin, Jr., Lonnie McAllister, Rene' Corders,

Clinton Robinson, and the current principal Melody Chalmers.

In the words of Mr. C. Reid Ross, former city school superintendent, "The sole justification for this modern school plant is that it be used to provide better educational opportunities for the youth of the community."

Today, the school plant consists of approximately 50 classrooms, housing foreign languages, science and computer labs, offices, a guidance suite, library, auditorium, music rooms, 2 gymnasiums, cafeteria, music building and a physical education building.

The D.T. Carter Athletic Field which seats approximately 5,000 persons, has a quarter mile track, and facilities for other field events. There are also six tennis courts which are now being renovated.

In its 83 years, this school has bestowed diplomas on more than 14,000 graduates. This is not the story of a completed task; rather it should bring before us the responsibility for the vast number of youth, whose lives can be enriched by the school’s program.

The Alumni roster bears the names of many distinguished citizens of the nation as well as other worthy individuals who daily contribute significantly to a better quality of life in their local communities.

Notable Alumni[edit]

Chris Corders


  1. ^ Virginia Oswald; Ruth Little; Jim Sumner (January 1987). "Orange Street School" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 2014-08-01. 
  • nakireru, omoviekovwa (2004). the fighter pilot who refused to die. 

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Coordinates: 35°05′04″N 78°53′45″W / 35.08437°N 78.89596°W / 35.08437; -78.89596