R. L. Cousins High School — Douglasville, Georgia

Posted by DaveSanders | Georgia | Posted on March 11th, 2010

Stewart Middle School, former R. L. Cousins High School, Douglasville, GA on Google Street View
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Stewart Middle School (former R. L. Cousins High School)

Reunion Apparel for R. L. Cousins High School

Robert L. Cousins High School

Malone St.
Douglasville, Douglas County, GA

Mascot: Wolverines

Colors: Maroon & White

Year opened: 1957
Year closed: 1971

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This post is a place to store miscellaneous notes, links, etc. we have gathered about R. L. Cousins High School so far. If you have any corrections or additions, please leave a comment below.
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R. L. Cousins was a 12-grade school on Malone St. in Douglasville, Georgia. It was opened in 1957 under principal John W. Stewart. (I believe it was a replacement school for the former Hutchinson High School.) The high school portion closed in 1971 and the buildings became Douglas County Junior High School. The next year the school was renamed Stewart Middle School. John W. Stewart remained the principal until 1977.

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The Douglas County Museum of History and Art houses some artifacts & memorabilia from R. L. Cousins. The museum is located inside the old courthouse on W. Broad St.

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Visit your fellow R. L. Cousins alumni on Facebook.

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Restored gym of R. L. Cousins School
Here’s an article about the recent
restoration of Wolverine Gym.

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R. L. Cousins was the Class B State Basketball Champion in back-to-back seasons, 1961 & 1962.

[from DOUGLAS COUNTY SENTINEL, March 16, 1961. Click for story and photo.]
Georgia State Champions
This group of basketball players of the R. L. Cousins Negro school in Douglasville has won the State Class B basketball championship, winning their final victory at the tournament in Waycross. The team had the unusual distinction of playing the entire season without a loss. They breezed through the regular season, the district, regional and state tournaments and were never seriously threatened. Holding the trophy in front is Billy Cook, team trainer, and left to right in front row are Charlie Bowens, Lee Edward Bowens, Melvin Welch, James Jones and Harvey Jones. Back row left to right, are Benny Smith, Floyd Parker, Alton Caldwell, J. C. Smith and Charlie Helton. The team was coached by E. L. Pinkston.

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This article references Douglasville. Were they referring to Cousins High School?
[excerpt from Fitzgerald Herald, March 10, 1960. Click for story and photo.]
Eagles End Season 2nd in State
The Monitor High basketball Eagles have wound up the season as the second strongest Class B team in the state. [. . . ] Friday night the Eagles came through against Douglasville 55-61 to earn the right to compete in the championship game on Saturday.

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10 Responses to “R. L. Cousins High School — Douglasville, Georgia”

  1. Pauline Arnold says:

    I am a former student of R.L.Cousins graduating in 1965.
    The shool colors were Maroon/White.
    The Mascot was the Tiger

  2. Pauline Arnold says:

    Also, it should be noted that it became an integrated school before becoming Stewart Middle School. Also, R. L. Cousins was a school from grades 1 through 12, not just a high school.

  3. Rhonda Northcutt Spears says:

    I believe the school was integrated beginning with the fall of 1971. That was my 7th grade school year, and I attended Douglas County Jr. High for that one year before I went to the new Chapel Hill Middle School for 8th grade.

  4. herman bryant says:

    i am looking for a picture of my uncle who is no longer alive his name is jimmy lindley he is the brother of elizabeth lindley aka little bit and pat lindley eddie rodger lindley and rhode lou thomas his kids dont remember him

  5. Gail Smith says:

    Years ago I found a senior ring from R. L Cousins Class of 68. It’s a man’s ring with engraved initials. If you think this ring belongs to you, please reply. I would love to get it back to its owner.

    • Cynthia Smith says:

      I graduated in the class of 1968. I will be glad to help you locate my classmate to return his ring. The initials will be helpful.

  6. I would like to know if yearbooks are available from years 1963-1965 from R.L.COUSINS school

  7. I attended R L Cousins High School up until my senior year 1968. We also had a football Team that lasted for three years in which I played all three years as a running back and defensive back

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