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Muskegon Heights High School

 

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In June of 1891, the three hundred inhabitants of Muskegon Heights had organized as a village and by September there were one hundred children of school age.  To meet this emergency, Fractional School District Number 1 was organized and the first school, an eight-grade institution, was opened in a store building known as the Jacob Berghuis block at Sixth Street and McKinney Avenue (now Broadway).

H.A. Lewis, then County Commissioner of Schools, was hired as superintendent and Edna B. Eddy was the system’s first teacher.  The first school board was composed of Thomas C. Clark, moderator, J.B. Stevens, director, and Milo P. Smith, treasurer.

 

School Song

 

Directory 1923-1924

 

1891

 

1892

Old Central School was erected.

 

1893

 

1894

 

1895

 

1896

 

1897

 

1898

 

1899

 

1900

 

1901

 

1902

 

1903

 

1904

 

1905

 

1906

Old Central School Annex was erected.

 

1907

 

1908

 

1909

 

1910

 

1911

 

1912

Glendale School was erected.

South Park School was erected.

 

1913

 

1914

 

1915

 

1916

Oak Grove School was erected.

 

1917

 

1918

 

1919

Edgewood School was erected.

 

1920

High School was erected.

 

1921

 

1922 – 16 graduates

 

1923 – 22 graduates

 

1924 – 37 graduates

 

1925  – 63 graduates

 

1926 – 58 graduates

Central Junior High School was erected.

 

1927 – 58 graduates

 

1928 – 80 graduates

 

1929 – 77 graduates

Charles Lindbergh School was erected.

Theodore Roosevelt School was erected.

 

1930 – 85 graduates

 

1931 – 104 graduates

 

1932 – 121 graduates

 

1933 – 150 graduates

 

1934 – 149 graduates

 

1935 – 154 graduates

 

1936 – 172 graduates

 

1937 – 133 graduates

 

1938 – 140 graduates

 

1939 – 223 graduates

 

1940 – 223 graduates

 

1941 – 227 graduates

 

1942 – 238 graduates

 

1943 – 233 graduates

 

1944 – 188 graduates

 

1945 – 198 graduates

 

1946 – 237 graduates

 

1947 – 236 graduates

 

1948 – 219 graduates

 

1949 – 247 graduates

 

1950 – 247 graduates

 

1951 – 225 graduates

 

1952 – 269 graduates

 

1953 – 236 graduates

 

1954 – 221 graduates

 

1955 – 240 graduates

 

1956 – 239 graduates

 

1957 – 240 graduates

 

1958 – 240 graduates

 

1959 – 280 graduates

 

1960 – 312 graduates

 

1961 – 301 graduates

 

1962 – 266 graduates

index is being made

 

1963

 

1964

 

1965

 

1966

 

1967

 

1968

 

1969

 

1970

 

1971

 

1972

 

1973

 

1974

 

1975

 

1976

 

1977

 

1978

 

1979

 

1980

 

1981

 

1982

 

1983

 

1984

 

1985

 

1986

 

1987

 

1988

 

1989

 

1990

 

1991

 

1992

 

1993

 

1994

 

1995

 

1996

 

1997

 

1998

 

1999

 

2000

 

2001

 

2002

 

2003

 

2004

 

2005

 

2006

 

2007

 

2008

 

2009

 

2010

 

 

The brief history and the # of graduates were found in “A Short History of the Muskegon Heights Public Schools 1891-1951” author unknown

 

1951 – School Song

Let’s give a rah for Muskegon Heights,

And let our pledge to her not lack.

Others may like white and crimson,

But for us it’s orange and black.

Let all our troubles be forgotten,

Let high school spirit rule,

We’ll join and give our loyal efforts

For the good of our old school.

 

It’s our Heights High School

It’s our Heights High School

The pride of every Heights High here.

Con, you old grads, join with us young lads,

It’s our Heights High School now we cheer! Rah! Rah!

Now is the time, boys, to make a big noise,

No matter what the people say,

For there is naught to fear, the gang’s all here,

So hail, Muskegon Heights High, hail!

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