McAdory High School

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McAdory High School
Address
4800 McAdory School Road
McCalla, Alabama, Jefferson, 35111
USA
Coordinates33°19′49″N 87°00′06″W / 33.33028°N 87.00167°W / 33.33028; -87.00167Coordinates: 33°19′49″N 87°00′06″W / 33.33028°N 87.00167°W / 33.33028; -87.00167
Information
Opened1920
School districtJefferson County Schools
PrincipalSamuel Staggs
Vice principalAntjaun Marsh, Melinda Miller, Brent Shaw.
Grades912
Number of studentsAbout 1,700 as of September 2008
School color(s)Black, Gold
MascotYellow Jacket
 
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McAdory High School
Address
4800 McAdory School Road
McCalla, Alabama, Jefferson, 35111
USA
Coordinates33°19′49″N 87°00′06″W / 33.33028°N 87.00167°W / 33.33028; -87.00167Coordinates: 33°19′49″N 87°00′06″W / 33.33028°N 87.00167°W / 33.33028; -87.00167
Information
Opened1920
School districtJefferson County Schools
PrincipalSamuel Staggs
Vice principalAntjaun Marsh, Melinda Miller, Brent Shaw.
Grades912
Number of studentsAbout 1,700 as of September 2008
School color(s)Black, Gold
MascotYellow Jacket

McAdory High School is a public high school in McCalla, Alabama, USA. It is operated by the Jefferson County Board of Education. The school is named for the McAdory family that owned the land on which the school was built.

Overview[edit]

McAdory Middle School (grades 6-8) and McAdory High School (grades 9-12) shared the same campus until 2010 when the new McAdory Middle School opened. The student-teacher ratio is 19:1, above the state average of 13:1.[1] A new Middle school building opened for the 2010-2011.

History[edit]

In 1916, land from the McAdory family was purchased and a high school was built, opening its doors in 1920. In the early morning hours of Friday April 5, 1929, a fire destroyed most of the school. Its four-room annex was undamaged and classes continued there for the school's 320 students. The first section of a replacement building opened in 1929, the remaining sections in 1931. On Sunday December 18, 1938 another fire destroyed this building. A replacement school in the Art-Deco style was built as a WPA project. It opened in 1941 and is the building used today.[2] In 2006, a building renovation was started.[3]

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