Technical High School
| Quick Facts|
|Name: ||Technical High School|
|Color1: ||Royal Blue|
|School District: ||Memphis City School District.|
|Year Opened: ||1878|
|Year Closed: ||1987|
Memphis Tech High School
Memphis Tech was one of the oldest high schools in Memphis, Tennessee. Organized in 1878 as an orphan school for boys, it went through several changes in name and location, settling into it's final location at 1266 Poplar St. in 1928 as Memphis Technical High School. The cost for the land and construction of the building was almost $600,000, a staggering amount for those times. It was supplied with the best furnishings and equipment available at the time and was considered one of the most advanced high schools in the country.
The outside of the school reflected the mansion that was razed to make way for the school. The four huge columns and portico adorning the entrance and two large urns atop the front stairway mimicked the original Van Fleet mansion, while two stone lions and a stone bench were actually salvaged from the mansion. The lions can still be seen at the entrance to the Memphis Zoo.
In the 1940's, Memphis Tech High School students and alumni showed their patriotism by sending over 2,000 young men into World War II.
Since closing Memphis Tech, Memphis City School District has used the building for Pyramid Academy and Northwest Preparatory Academy.
Memphis Tech High School, Tennessee State Championships
1941 Tennessee State Football Champs
13 Individual Track Champions
[We recently received this email from a 1941 Alumnus: My name is George Williams and I am an alumni of the class of 1941. I would
like to hear from anyone around that time. It may be a long shot but I am still alive and well living in Memphis! My E-Mail is firstname.lastname@example.org. ]
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Memphis Tech High School Alumni Apparel
Memphis Tech High School on Facebook
Memphis Tech High School Alumni (One the best high school alumni sites on the web)
Class of 1950
Class of 1951 (Class of 1951 has held a monthly get-together without interruption since 1951!)
Class of 1952 (Class of 1952 has a monthly eat-out)
Class of 1957
Class of 1960 and 1961
Wikipedia (Memphis Tech High School article)
Google Street ViewMemphis Tech High School, 1266 Poplar St., Memphis, TN(If your browser doesn't show the Street View, click "View Larger Map")
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Our Memphis Tech High School Yellowjackets apparel would make a great gift. Or be the coolest person at the next reunion by wearing a Memphis Tech Alumni shirt or jacket.
Please, send us your Memphis Tech High School memories. We will post them on this page for your classmates to enjoy.
If your Memphis Tech High School class has a reunion committee, please send them a link to this page and ask them to "get the word out".
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