Old Hopewell High School


Old Hopewell High School


Hopewell, Virginia, school


"In 1924, construction began on the building presently known as the James E. Mallonee School . It was completed in 1925. During the Thanksgiving holidays in 1925, the high school was moved into the new building. Total enrollment was approximately 600, including parts of the 5th and 6th grades. Ten high school teachers were employed for the 278 students in grades 8-11. During the next few years, the elementary grades were gradually transferred to other schools as the high school enrollment increased."

This information is quoted directly from the Hopewell High School website. (Hopewell.k12.va.us/education/school/schoolhistory.php?sectiondetailid=147)


Appomattox Regional Library




Josh Sloan, Jeanie Langford, Nandhitha Agaram


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Homes behind high school before being demolished to make room for football field
These homes were torn down to make room for a football field. Note Hopewell high school in the background of this photograph.

May Day celebration
May Day celebration on the football field behind the old Hopewell High School

Aerial view of the old Hopewell High School and field
The former Hopewell High School and field captured from an aerial viewpoint.

Snowy old Hopewell High School foregrounded by tree
The tree in these photograph no longer stands.

Snowy, old Hopewell High School in color
Full color image of a snowy day at the old Hopewell High School.

The members of the orchestras housed in Hopewell High School pose on stage.

Junior-Senior Prom 1967
Text on rear of photo reads: "SOX Junior-Senior Prom 6 3/4 May 4 67"

HHS Band 1949
Text on rear of card reads: "Band 1949"

Front steps of the old HHS
Text on rear of card reads: "H.H.S. 1949"

Faculty at old Hopewell High School
The faculty of the old HHS pose for a photo.
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