This downtown high school is the alma mater of many of Atlanta's most famous citizens, including Dr. Martin Luther King, ... More
Booker T. Washington High School
This downtown high school is the alma mater of many of Atlanta's most famous citizens, including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Built by architect Eugene C. Wachendorff, the building is a typical example of the elaborate revival styles popular in the 1920s. Standing three stories above the surrounding neighborhood, the structure's Byzantine elements lend a medieval cathedral flavor to the school. Five double-tiered terra cotta arches front the building, which was erected in 1922 using locally manufactured brick.
Washington High's continuous success should be acclaimed by all. Besides surviving the the inner city blight that all but eradicated many neghborhood public schools, B.T.W. managed to survive. Because of the school's dedication to achievement in all aspects of student life, many graduates return to work as teachers and administrators. When a child willingly returns home, it gives one a great insight into the school's atmosphere.
I love this school. After being there for 4 years, I feel more than honored to share my experence with every one about this madnificent school. Washington is a school that reaches to achieve greatness in all that we do. While attending B.T.W, I've learned a number of things in this school. The importants of life long lessons. I love thiws school. The students are one of a kind. The energy that one gets from the teachers are fornominal. I love BTW. Great school of excellence.
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