St. Francis County, Arkansas
Forrest City High School
Class Year Class Year Class Year Class Year Class Year Class Year Class Year Class Year Class Year Class Year
1891 And Before NA 1892-1914* Pre-FCHS 1920 and 1922 Classes-New




1929 1930
1931 Class 1940 ro 1970 Coming Coming Coming 1935 1936 to 1946 NA



1950-see 1948 and 1949

1952-see 1951







Alpha-All to 1967 Lincoln High School Palestine-Wheatley High School NA Hughes High School-List and Class Pix All 1968 to 1976

1944 Coming

Welcome to the Alpha Listing Archive-Files-Note:The Forrest City Public Library is asking for donations of old high school annuals for their collection, all different schools.

Updated January 1,2012

Note:* 11-15-1894-Crowley Ridge Institute - Crowley Ridge Institute was opened with a new building, new faculty, and new management for the higher education of both sexes, will be opened for the reception of new pupils eff.11-15-1894. All pupils, resident within the School District of Forrest City, between the ages of 6 and 21 will be admitted to All Classes in the Primary and Intermediate Departments Free of Charge. Tuition applies for those over or under the age, and for collegiate classes. Walter Gorman, Secretary, and F.M. Malone, Principal. After the New High School opened in 1915, it was renamed Central High School and was open until about 1924, according to the 1924 annual of FCHS

 First, a Picture of the Crowley Ridge Institute from the 1970 Centennial Brochure, best in the pdf form below!

Photo of school from 1970 Centennial Brochure

Note:**Forrest City High School, built in 1915, replaced the brick masonry public school building that had been constructed in 1892. The new Forrest City High School, known locally as "Old Central," was designed by W.C. Lester and built by J.E. Hollingsworth. The original building featured a symmetrical front facade organized around a slightly protruding central entrance bay. Significant additions have been made to the original building, including the southern addition in 1928, the western gymnasium in 1934, and the classroom section at the western end in 1958. All additions have respected the essential Classical Revival character of the 1915 structure. Listed on the National Historic Register Oct. 8, 1992. 6-14-1912 WEATHERLY,J.,M.-PROF.-FCTIMES-Forrest City High School Principal is selected, Prof.J.M.Weatherly of North Carolina. And here is picture of the new high school in 1924 Annual with the old Crowley Ridge Institute shown as Central School

From 1924

8/30/23 Thursday John Moore low bidder on new negro school building to be built here. Judge W.J.Lanier awarded the contract, plans were drawn by James Gatling of Memphis, and calls for a brick veneer construction. Bids for the building ran from $15,795.70 by H.F.Nunnally to $10,964.02 by Moore. The new Lincoln High School building.Lincoln High School opened:01/10/24 Opening Exercises of Consolidated Schools. Beginning Jan.1-4, inclusive, the opening exercises of Lincoln Consolidated School were held in the various churches of Forrest City. Prof.C.W.Stewart our very able Superintendent, is proud of the new up to date, modern school building.
And now, a color picture from 1970 Corral of the 1931 School

Note:***FCHS BUILT IN 1931, torn down and moved the High School classes to the old Junior High School built in the 1950's, making the new Junior High School right next to Division Street instead of being on rear of property!

And now, the FCHS as of Now!

Note:First Forrest City High School built in 1892
Note:*1894 to 1912-School:Crowley Ridge Institute
Note:**New High School on Rosser Street-Until 1931
Note:***New High School on Division Street-Until 1994
Note:Lincoln High School from Jan.1924 until 1960's when it became Lower Grades school
Note:NA Means no Specific Data for That Year
This page was last updated 1 January 2012

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