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Northwest Junior High School

1415 Beatties Ford Road
Northwest Junior High in the early 1950s
Charlotte's All-Black Schools

Northwest Junior High was Charlotte’s first and only all-black junior high. Until it was started in 1954, grades 7-12 were considered high school. The school now occupies the old West Charlotte High School campus. It still operates today as Northwest School of the Arts, a 6-12 arts magnet school.

The school auditorium as it was in the early 1950s


An African American Album: The Black Experience in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, vol. 2. Charlotte, NC. Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, 1998.