Stonewall Jackson High School

Stonewall Jackson High School

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In the late 1930s, Charleston High School became over-crowded so Stonewall Jackson High School was built in 1940 to accommodate the students on the West Side of Charleston. During the 1980s, the student populations at CHS and SJHS dropped. In 1989, Capital High School opened, combining the students of these two former rival schools. This ended a 49 year rivalry.

Charleston High School was torn down in mid 1989. Stonewall Jackson High School became Stonewall Jackson Junior High School that same year. A decade later, in 1999, Stonewall Jackson Junior High School became Stonewall Jackson Middle School, which it remains today.



Stonewall Jackson High School
April 1940





Stonewall Jackson High School Charleston WV

1942




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Stonewall Jackson High School

Class of 1944.  285 graduates.   See larger image HERE







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These old pillars were on the corner of Washington Street West and Park Ave.  They were installed by the owners of the Glenwood Mansion.  They were later moved back when the corner was widened.  There is another page on the website with more info.  


Stonewall Jackson High School

Stonewall Majorettes in 1963 at  Bob Phillips Drive In at  MacCorkle and  39th Street

In the above photo:  Judy Thaxton, Barbara Cummings Rider, Kay Coffman Brown, Sherry Christie, Thelma Thompson, Joy Jarrell, Sue Holt Gregg (shotgun), Judy Greybill Pritchett, & Janice Carpenter Moore.  Corps members not pictured: Betty Arthur and Martha Bostic Robinson.


Stonewall Jackson 1965

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Stonewall Jackson High School Charleston WV

1967



Yearbook photos and Park Ave photo courtesy of Nancy Williams

Top photo of Stonewall Jackson High School copywrite J. Waters

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