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Help Celebrate Bailey-Johnson School History

Released February 02, 2024 04:55 PM
The City of Alpharetta, in partnership with the Alpharetta and Old Milton County Historical Society, is requesting loaned documents, copies of photos, and general historical information for an upcoming documentary. The materials and information will be used to share the story of the Bailey-Johnson School & Community story, an essential part of Alpharetta's history. 

An excerpt from the school's future historical marker reads: "In 1950, Bailey-Johnson School opened as the Alpharetta Colored School to serve African American students in grades 1 through 12 from Sandy Springs northward. Before the opening of this new school, African American students in North Fulton who wished to attend high school had to enroll in Atlanta City Schools at their own expense. When Bailey-Johnson School closed on this site in May 1967, segregation officially ended in North Fulton's public schools." 

If you would like to share information about the school or community, please contact the Cultural Services Division of our Department of Recreation, Parks, and Cultural Services at