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Brookhaven High School (Brookhaven, Mississippi)

Brookhaven High School
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443 E Monticello St

39601
Information
Established1938
School districtBrookhaven School District
NCES School ID280084000092
PrincipalShonique McLaurin
Grades9-12
Enrollment787
Student to teacher ratio16.01
Color(s)Red & Blue
MascotPanthers

Brookhaven High School is in Brookhaven, Mississippi. It is part of the Brookhaven School District.[1] All of the students are categorized as economically disadvantaged. The student body is about 2/3 African American and 1/3 white.[2] Classes are fairly segregated and the district allows a parental choice plan for parents to choose their teachers.[3][4] The school district is under a 1970 desegregation order.[5]

Panthers are the school mascot and the school colors are red and blue.[6] It has a football team.[7]

In 1900 G. L. Teat served as principal of Brookhaven City School.[8] B. T. Schumpert was the principal in 1912.[9][10] C. H. Lipsey also served as principal.[11] A middle school in Brookhaven is named for him.

Black families boycotted local white-owned businesses after the school moved to hire as athletic director and football coach Hollis Rutter who had worked at segregation academia.[12]

Supporters of the parental choice plan argue it keeps white families in the districts public schools.[5] Lawrence County Academy was a segregation academy in the area after desegregation and Brookhaven Academy is a current one. U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith attended Lawrence County Academy[13] and sent her daughter to Brookhaven Academy.[14][15]

Alumni

Several NFL players including Lance Alworth and Ralph Smith attended the school.[16] Basketball player Glen Whisby is an alum.

Additional alumni:

References

  1. ^ "Brookhaven High School". bhs.brookhavenschools.org. Archived from the original on 2022-10-14. Retrieved 2022-10-14.
  2. ^ "Brookhaven High School in Brookhaven, MS - US News Best High Schools". U.S. News & World Report. 20 February 2023. Archived from the original on 28 April 2023. Retrieved 25 June 2023.
  3. ^ "Segregated classrooms in Mississippi aren't a thing of the past. And parents play a role".
  4. ^ Northam, Adam. "63 years after landmark Brown v. Board case, segregated classrooms persist". USA TODAY. Archived from the original on 2023-05-31. Retrieved 2023-04-23.
  5. ^ a b Staff, Daily Leader (April 3, 2019). "MCIR report: Schools allow some segregation". Daily Leader. Archived from the original on April 23, 2023. Retrieved April 23, 2023.
  6. ^ "Brookhaven (MS) High School Sports - Football, Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Volleyball, and more | MaxPreps". Archived from the original on 2022-10-14. Retrieved 2022-10-14.
  7. ^ "Mississippi High School Football History". Archived from the original on 2022-10-14. Retrieved 2022-10-14.
  8. ^ "Catalogue of the Officers, Alumni and Students of the University of Mississippi, at Oxford, Mississippi". 1900. Archived from the original on 2022-10-26. Retrieved 2022-10-26.
  9. ^ "Bulletin". 1913. Archived from the original on 2022-10-26. Retrieved 2022-10-26.
  10. ^ "Mississippi Educational Advance". 1911. Archived from the original on 2022-10-26. Retrieved 2022-10-26.
  11. ^ Roemer, Joseph (1926). "Failures in Secondary Schools". Archived from the original on 2022-10-26. Retrieved 2022-10-14.
  12. ^ Watts, Trent (May 1, 2008). White Masculinity in the Recent South. LSU Press. ISBN 9780807148686. Archived from the original on May 12, 2023. Retrieved April 23, 2023 – via Google Books.
  13. ^ "'Segregation academy' attended by Cindy Hyde-Smith a common remnant of Mississippi's troubled history". NBC News. Archived from the original on 2022-10-14. Retrieved 2022-10-14.
  14. ^ "Mississippi Senator Attended School Set Up After High Court Ordered Desegregation". NPR. Archived from the original on 2023-04-23.
  15. ^ Forgey, Quint. "Mississippi newspaper: Hyde-Smith attended segregation academy". POLITICO. Archived from the original on 2023-04-23. Retrieved 2023-04-23.
  16. ^ "Brookhaven (Brookhaven, MS) Alumni Pro Stats". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 2022-10-14. Retrieved 2022-10-14.
  17. ^ "Brookhaven High School, Brookhaven (MS) Basketball Players - RealGM". Archived from the original on 2022-10-14. Retrieved 2022-10-14.
  18. ^ "Brookhaven to Honor Class of '14". Clarion-Ledger. October 17, 1954. p. 9. Archived from the original on April 23, 2023. Retrieved April 23, 2023 – via newspapers.com.

31°34′44″N 90°26′12″W / 31.5788°N 90.4368°W / 31.5788; -90.4368

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