Monday, May 06, 2019

Caswell County High School Consolidation


High School Consolidation: Caswell County, North Carolina

Prospect Hill High School
In the early 1960s the Caswell County Board of Education decided that all Caswell County high school students eventually would attend Bartlett Yancey High School in Yanceyville ("BYHS"). Anderson High School students were the first to move to BYHS in the fall of 1962. Cobb Memorial High School students joined in 1964.

Oddly, while closure of the Prospect Hill School had been debated since the early 1950s it was the last to send its high school students to Yanceyville (1966). Prospect Hill residents, led by Geneva Elizabeth Williams Warren (Mrs. Joseph Hardy Warren) (1922-1992), fought consolidation for decades. The community even raised money to pay teachers in order to avoid consolidation at Yanceyville.

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