Pontiac Central High School
|Pontiac Central High School|
|300 W. Huron St. Pontiac, Michigan|
|Type||Public school, Co-educational|
|Established||1894 (named Pontiac Central in 1958)|
|Color(s)||Orange and Black|
Pontiac Central High School was one of two public high schools in Pontiac, Michigan, United States. It had been an accredited high school from 1849 until its closing in 2009. By December 2008 administrators had plans to consolidate it with Pontiac Northern High School to form Pontiac High School.
Until 1958, the school was known as Pontiac High School; it took on its final name upon the opening of Pontiac Northern High School, where the current Pontiac High School stands. The final incarnation of Pontiac Central, a precast concrete building, was built in 1972, replacing a brick building built in 1913.
- Hayes Jones - Gold medalist in 110 meter hurdles track and field at the 1964 Summer Olympics, Tokyo.
- Micki King - Gold medalist in springboard diving at the 1972 Summer Olympics, Munich, Germany.
- Campy Russell - NBA player, brother of Frank and Walker, played 11 years for the Cleveland Cavaliers; 1 for the New York Knicks.
- Frank Russell - NBA player, brother of Campy and Walker, played for the Chicago Bulls.
- Jack Kevorkian - Assisted Suicide Doctor.
- Michael Mallory - Writer
- Walker D. Russell - NBA player, brother of Campy and Frank, played for the Detroit Pistons; Indiana Pacers; and the Atlanta Hawks.
- Al Taubman - Developer of suburban retail establishments. His company, Taubman Centers brought to fruition many of the largest shopping malls in the United States
- Bill Glover - Played basketball for Michigan State University, previous Director of Athletics at Pontiac Central High School.
- DIANA DILLABER MURRAYOf The Oakland Press (December 17, 2008). "Pontiac Central to close?". The Oakland Press. Retrieved August 17, 2012. (Archive)
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