Central High School
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee
1917 - 1971
(The above color print of Central High School was drawn by J. M. Garner. Copies of this drawing suitable for framing may be obtained from the Association)
Founded in 1917 as the first public high school in the county system, Central High School stood from 1921 -1971. One of the earliest student government associations in the South began here.
Many graduates became city and county political leaders. The last mayor of the old Nashville City Government, Ben West, and the first Metro Government mayor, Beverly Briley, were classmates here.
The last graduating class was 1971 after which the school, located in south Nashville on the hill above the State Fairgrounds on Raines Avenue between Wedgewood Avenue, and Southgate Avenue, was torn down and converted to a Public Television Station.
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