Former Houston County Training School

Though the building is no longer here, many memories still abound. This property was purchased in 1954 to build a new high school for African Americans. Principal A. D. Redmond greeted students as they entered the new school in September 1957, and the first graduating class proudly received their diplomas in June 1958. The name continued as Houston County Training School until 1966 when Principal James Hightower changed it to Houston High School. If its walls could talk, you would hear Principal Hightower saying, “Hit the hill and don’t come back till you bring your parents.” After desegregation in 1970, the building served many purposes including office space for Board of Education employees, Houston Junior High School, Perry Middle School, and Perry Primary School until May 2014 when its doors were closed. Demolition of the property occurred in 2018.