Courtland High School — Lawrence County, Alabama

Courtland High School -- Courtland, Alabama Courtland High School was located in northern Alabama 23 miles east of Muscle Shoals. Courtland High School -- Courtland, Alabama
The school was abandoned when students from Courtland were sent to nearby R.H. Hubbard High School in the mid 2000s sometime around 2004-05.
Courtland High School -- Courtland, Alabama The school was auctioned off in the fall of 2014 for a cost of 50,000 dollars. There is now some sort of haunted house ran out of the school building and part of the lot where the school lies has been donated to the neighboring church. Courtland High School -- Courtland, Alabama
Looks as though the Chiefs had quite a reputation for Football across the state of Alabama.
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Courtland High School -- Courtland, Alabama

Wheelright High School Gymnasium — Floyd County, Kentucky

Wheelright High School was located in southern Floyd County near the junction of state route 122 and 306.
Wheelright Gym  -- Wheelright, KY The high school building no longer exists as it was demolished sometime in the mid to late 90s. Wheelright high school was very similar in construction to the high school at Wayland that I covered in this blog in a previous entry. A picture of the Wheelright High School building can be found by clicking  HERE.  All that remains standing is this beautiful art deco inspired gymnasium. Wheelright Gym  -- Wheelright, KY
Wheelright High School’s mascot was the Trojans and the school colors were maroon and white.
Wheelright Gym  -- Wheelright, KY The high school was closed at the end of the 1993 school year when South Floyd High School at neighboring Hi-Hat opened its doors to students that following fall. Wheelright Gym  -- Wheelright, KY

Fleming-Neon High School — Letcher County, Kentucky

Fleming-Neon High School -- Letcher County, KY

High On The Hill

Fleming-Neon High School is located high upon the hill above the town of Flemming-Neon.  Fleming-Neon has a particularly interesting history as until 1977 Fleming and Neon were two separate Municipalities.  In all technicalness of the geography of this town, the school actually is located in what was Neon prior to the city consolidation. Fleming-Neon High School -- Letcher County, KY

School Origins

The Fleming-Neon High School was originally built by the Elkhorn Coal Corporation in 1925  to provide an educational system for the children of the coal miners. The school’s mascot was a pirate and the school colors were purple and gold.  A picture of this structure can be found by clicking HERE

Fire & Reconstruction

On the night of February 11, 1958 the original Fleming-Neon High School was destroyed by a fire.  High School classes were then held in the neighboring elementary school while the present high school structure was completed in the same spot, high up on the hill.  Enrollment at the time of the fire was 380 students. Finally on May 21, 1960 the new 14 room high school was dedicated.

Consolidation and The End

In 2003 The Letcher County Board of Education moved forward with a plan and began construction on a new centralized consolidated high school that would result in the closure and the end of the three county high schools, Letcher, Whitesburg and Fleming-Neon.Fleming-Neon High School -- Letcher County, KY At the end of the 2004-2005 school year Fleming-Neon High School closed.  It’s final enrollment count was 218 students in grades 9-12.
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Wayland High School — Floyd County, Kentucky

IMG_5491 Wayland High School was the home of the Wasps and in operation from 1941 until the spring of 1972. The school was then closed and the last graduating class left and the high school was merged with Garrett, Martin and Maytown High School to form Allen Central High School, a school that is now faced with school consolidation with neighboring South Floyd High School.  I’ll have More on those schools later on. IMG_5494
Wayland High School -- Floyd County, Kentucky After Wayland High School was closed, this building served as Wayland Grade School from 1973 until 1990 when the building was closed for good. Wayland High School -- Floyd County, Kentucky
This school once had an additional building on that sat where the store thats been built in front of the original building is now. That additional building must have housed the elementary school and was apparently demolished in the 90s after the elementary school at Wayland closed. That building can be seen by clicking HERE.
Wayland High School -- Floyd County, Kentucky An interesting piece of trivia about Wayland High School: This school was home to the first Kentucky Mr. Basketball, Kelly Coleman, all the way back in 1956. Wayland High School -- Floyd County, Kentucky

The Wayland Gymnasium still sits in the parking lot of the main school building.
Wayland High School -- Floyd County, Kentucky
Wayland High School -- Floyd County, Kentucky
Inside the main school building is in rough shape and you can tell no upkeep has been performed  in many years.
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Most of the windows are busted out,
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the doors are unsecure and the ceilings are beginning to give way.
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Wayland High School -- Floyd County, Kentucky
Wayland High School -- Floyd County, Kentucky