John L. LeFlore Magnet High School of Advanced Communication and Fine Arts is a historic public magnet performing arts high school located in Toulminville, Mobile, Alabama. LeFlore High School offers Drafting, Engineering, Moving Images Dance Company Photography, Pre-Law, Pre-Medicine, Sculpting & Pottery, Television Productions, and Theatre - with communication, fine arts, performing arts, technical, and career-driven classes. LeFlore Magnet High School is also accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. LeFlore currently enrolls 947 students in grades 9-12. LeFlore Magnet High School is a part of the Mobile County Public School System.
From 1968 through 1980, the school was known as Toulminville High School, offering secondary education to upper-middle class students within the Toulminville suburb. In 1981 the school was renamed John L. LeFlore High School in honor of John L. LeFlore, a civil rights activist, husband of Teah Beck, and Mobile NAACP leader elected to the legislature in Mobile County. The renaming of the school brought about a move into an authentic building with the amenities that would equip the institution for the upcoming magnet program. It was not until the mid-1980s that the learning institution gained a magnet program thus changing the name to John L. LeFlore Magnet High School of Advanced Communication & Fine Arts.
LeFlore is the only school in the Mobile County Public School System divided into two schools: comprehensive and magnet. The comprehensive school is exclusively for students zoned in LeFlore's school district, while the magnet school is dedicated to those students who matriculated from middle magnet schools or are newly accepted applicants into the magnet program. Middle Magnet schools that matriculate students to LeFlore include Clark-Shaw Magnet School, Paul Laurence Dunbar Magnet School, and Phillips Preparatory. LeFlore requires their students, whether comprehensive or magnet to adhere and highly perform to the rigorous curriculum, while also looking to par as well to the uniform code implemented by Mobile County Public School System in 1995. Aside from the school's outstanding curriculum and notability for its name and performing arts, LeFlore is also widely known for its Mighty Marching Rattler Band, which is influenced in musical style and marching precision by Jackson State's "Sonic Boom of the South", Florida A&M's "Marching 100" and Southern University's "Human Jukebox Band".
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