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Central High School

Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee
1917 - 1971

(The above color print of Central High School was drawn by J. M. Garner.


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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Central High Alumni Assoc.

P.O. Box 404

Hermitage, TN 37076-0404

615-291-6614, ext. 1918


Alma Mater

Hail to the Blue and Gold

Hail Central High

Loyal and true

We'll be to you

Long as the years go by.


Up to the vaulted sky

Fling thy proud fold

Standard of might and right,

The blue and Gold.

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