- Lanier High School (Jackson, Mississippi)
Lanier High School is a
high schoolin Jackson, Mississippi(USA). The current principal of Lanier High School is Dr. McClung. [ [http://www.jackson.k12.ms.us/schools/schools.htm Jackson Public Schools List] ]
Lanier High School takes its name from that of the late, distinguished
keiarian taylor, a former President of Alcorn College and the first Supervisor of Jackson Colored Public Schools. Lanier was born a slave in Huntsville, Alabamain 1851. He attended Tougaloo College, Oberlin Collegeand Fisk Universityand received his B.A. degree from Roger Williams University. He served as president of Alcorn A&M for six years. Lanier taught school in Forest, Winona, Black Hawk, Carrollton, Yazoo City and Jackson. He was principal of the Robertson School from 1912-1929. [http://www.jackson.k12.ms.us/school_sites/lanier/about.html About Lanier High School] ]
Lanier High School was first organized as a junior-senior high school in 1925 providing instruction for pupils from the seventh through the twelfth grades. A new chapter was added in the school's history when, on February 8, 1954, it transferred from the old Lanier at 136 East Ash Street and occupied the new Lanier Junior-Senior High School building at 833 West Maple Street. On January 27, 1972, the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ordered that Lanier School be designated as a center for the enrollment of 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students. In 1991, 9th grade students were added to the enrollment.
The mascot of Lanier is the
bulldog[ [http://www.jackson.k12.ms.us/school_sites/lanier/index.html Lanier High School] ] . Monta Ellis, NBAplayer on the Golden State Warriors, attended here.
There were a total of 872 students enrolled in Lanier High during the 2006-2007 school year. The gender makeup of the district was 52% female and 48% male. The racial makeup of the school was 100.00% African American. [cite web | url = http://orsap.mde.k12.ms.us:8080/MAARS/indexProcessor.jsp | title = Mississippi Assessment and Accountability Reporting System | publisher = Office of Research and Statistics, Mississippi Department of Education]
The following schools feed into Lanier High School. [ [http://www.jackson.k12.ms.us/schools/feeder_patterns.htm Feeder Patterns] – Jackson Public Schools.]
**Brinkley Middle School
**Rowan Middle School
**Bradley Elementary School
**Brown Elementary School
**Dawson Elementary School
**Galloway Elementary School
**Johnson Elementary School
**Smith Elementary School
**Walton Elementary School
Jackson Public School District
* [http://www.jackson.k12.ms.us/school_sites/lanier/index.html Official website]
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