Eufaula High School (Alabama)

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Eufaula High School
Address
530 Lake Drive

,
36027

Coordinates31°55′9″N 85°8′20″W / 31.91917°N 85.13889°W / 31.91917; -85.13889Coordinates: 31°55′9″N 85°8′20″W / 31.91917°N 85.13889°W / 31.91917; -85.13889
Information
School districtEufaula City Schools
PrincipalSteve Hawkins
Enrollment991 (2016-17)[1]

Eufaula High School is a secondary school, grades 9 through 12, in Eufaula, Alabama, United States.[2] A member of the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA), it plays in the 6A division for girls and boys athletics.

History[edit]

Schools in Eufaula remained segregated by race until around 1970.[3] After integration began the school stopped sponsoring social events such as proms[3] although unofficial segregated events were still held. By 1990, students at Eufaula High had begun pressuring school officials to allow integrated proms. The first one was held on Saturday, May 18, 1991 without incident.[3] Eufaula High School has produced 2 NFL players (Courtney Upshaw, Jerrel Jernigan) both of whom played in, and won a Super Bowl in their rookie years. Jernigan is currently an assistant coach at Eufaula High, while Upshaw is still in the NFL, as a free agent. EHS has also produced two WNBA players (Gwen Jackson and Terran Condrey)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eufaula High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
  2. ^ Official website
  3. ^ a b c "No Incidents at School's First Integrated Prom". The Tuscaloosa News. May 22, 1991.

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