T. W. Josey High School

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Thomas Walter Josey Comprehensive High School
T. W. Josey
Location
Augusta, Georgia, (Richmond County)
United States
Coordinates 33°27′18″N 82°00′01″W / 33.4551°N 82.0003°W / 33.4551; -82.0003Coordinates: 33°27′18″N 82°00′01″W / 33.4551°N 82.0003°W / 33.4551; -82.0003
Information
Type Public high school
Established 1964
School district Richmond County School System
Grades 9-12
Number of students 905
Campus Urban
Color(s) Green, white, and gold
              
Mascot Eagle
Nickname Eagles and Lady Eagles
Website

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.

History[edit]

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 1990s.

Student activities[edit]

Athletics[edit]

The school mascot is an eagle, and the school colors are green, white, and gold. The school has teams in football, basketball, soccer, track and field, and wrestling.

AFJROTC[edit]

The school retains a small Air Force JROTC contingent.

Marching band[edit]

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.

Notable alumni[edit]

Name Class year Notability Reference(s)
12 Gauge 1982 rapper (aka Isaiah Pinkney)
Deon Grant 1997 NFL professional football player, New York Giants [1]
Arnold Harrison 2000 NFL professional football player, Pittsburgh Steelers, Cleveland Browns, now plays for UFL's Virginia Destroyers
Jimmie Johnson 1984 retired NFL professional football player, NFL coach tight ends coach, Minnesota Vikings, 12th round draft pick 1989, Washington Redskins, Philadelphia Eagles, played 10 seasons
Taj McWilliams-Franklin 1988 WNBA player, 39th overall, Orlando Miracle, currently with Minnesota Lynx
Larry Leon Palmer 1966 US diplomat, United States Ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean
Raleigh Roundtree 1993 former NFL player, round 4, 1997, San Diego Chargers, Arizona Cardinals
Shay Roundtree 1996 film actor, Drumline, Everybody Hates Chris, Shark, Sucker Free City
Jeff Sanders 1985 NBA former NBA player, Chicago Bulls, Miami Heat, Atlanta Hawks

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Matt Middleton Native son reaches back to community, Augusta Chronicle, January 23, 2009.

External links[edit]