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West Charlotte High School
West Charlotte High School opened in 1938 at 1415 Beatties Ford Road, where Northwest Junior High is now located. When it opened, 389 students were enrolled. Fourteen faculty members taught under the leadership of Principal Clinton L. Blake. The school housed grades 7-12. By 1950, enrollment had rocketed to 1100. In 1954, West Charlotte moved to a new building at 2219 Senior Drive.
More photographs of West Charlotte
The class of 1941 and Mr. Blake in his office
Side-by-side: The West Charlotte marching band in 1938 and 1963
The 1938 football team and Coach Jack Martin after winning the inaugural Queen City Classic game
A typing and a tailoring class in 1941 and 1963, respectively
An African American Album: The Black Experience in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, vol. 2. Charlotte, NC. Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, 1998.