Prince Edward County High School
|Prince Edward County High School|
|35 Eagle Drive
Farmville, Virginia 23901
|School type||Public high school|
|School district||Prince Edward County Public Schools|
|Principal||Mr. Zoltan Kerestely |
|Athletics conference||Southside District
|Rival||Nottoway County High School|
Prince Edward County High School is a public high school located in Farmville community in Prince Edward County, Virginia. It is part of the Prince Edward County School Division. Athletic teams compete in the Virginia High School League's AA Southside District in Region I.
Prince Edward County High School is best known for the landmark cases Davis vs. The Prince Edward County Board of Education and Griffin vs. the Prince Edward County Board of Education. In 1951, then Moton High School was all black and very impoverished. The white students, at that time, attended public all white schools. The legal case became one of five others forming the foundation of the landmark case, Brown Versus The Board of Education. By 1959, when the county schools were finally forced to integrate, Prince Edward County reacted by closing their public schools to both white and black students. Moton High School remained closed for numerous years. Blacks who wished an education, were forced out of the county. Moton High was eventually reopened as Prince Edward High School and later renamed Prince Edward County High School.