T. W. Josey High School
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|Thomas Walter Josey Comprehensive High School
T. W. Josey
|Augusta, (Richmond County), Georgia
|Type||Public high school|
|School district||Richmond County School System|
|Number of students||667 (2014-15)|
|Color(s)||Green, white, and gold
|Nickname||Eagles and Lady Eagles|
|Website||T.W. Josey High School|
T. W. Josey Comprehensive High School (commonly referred to as T. W. Josey or Josey High School) is a public high school in Augusta, Georgia, United States. Josey's campus is located several blocks south of the Medical District. The campus is bounded by 15th Street to the east, Essie McIntyre St. (at former city limits) to the north, and Eagles Way (named in honor of the school's football team in the 1990s) to the south.
The school opened in 1964 as a school for African Americans, in the final decade of segregated schools in the county. It was named after Doctor Thomas Walter Josey, a prominent figure in local history.
Building improvements including a new classroom wing and building facade were added in the late 1960s.
The school retains a small Air Force JROTC contingent.
The school's marching band consists of the band unit (the "Sonic Boom of the South"), a dancing line (the "Certified Gold Eaglettes"), and a flag line.
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