Elizabeth City High School — Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Reunion Apparel for Elizabeth City High School Elizabeth City High School
Pasquotank County, NC

School Colors: Black and Gold
Mascot: Yellow Jackets

Replaced by Northeastern High School in 1969. (Also replaced P.W. Moore High School and Central High School.)

Link to Elizabeth City High School yearbooks (contributed by the Pasquotank County Library.)

From “Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools”:
Elizabeth City, public, white. First building erected in 1908 on site of old Atlantic Collegiate Institute on North Road Street. It was replaced in 1923-1924 by a new High School, now the EC Middle School across the street. The old building remained until it was replaced by S.L. Sheep Junior High School in 1940.

From the Pasquotank County page at www.ncgenweb.us:
– “The first known school for Blacks [in North Carolina] was a red schoolhouse located near the corporate limits of Elizabeth City in 1879.. . . The school was called Colored Normal School…
– “In 1924 Elizabeth City High School was built. In this same year, P.W. Moore was built to be the high school for black students from both the city and the county.
– “Elizabeth City and Pasquotank County operated as two separate school systems until 1967 when the two units were merged into the present system.

The 1916 Elizabeth High School yearbook, The Tatler, includes a photo of Ned, the collie dog mascot.

The 1915 State Annual Report lists the 1915 graduates as: Helen Bell, Maude Dewey, Nannie Fearing, Mary Harris, Jessie Harris, Elizabeth Hinton, Eula Poppendick, Seth Spivey, Euthel Raper, Henry White, Alma Winslow and William Woodey, Jr.

The 1916 State Annual Report lists the 1916 graduates as: Ottie Boettcher, Mildred Commander, Earle Chesson, Ruth Cooke, Roger Hayman, Pearl Hughes, Aubrey McCabe, Henry LeRoy, Alma Midgette, Ida Owens, Bessie Richardson, Mary Ward, Esther Woodley and Mattie White.

1957 – State AA Football Champions

In the 1950’s, the band went to Richmond to play in the Tobacco Bowl parade. I’m guessing there is no more Tobacco Bowl.

Facebook Pages:
Scott C. Callaway Memorial Page

4 thoughts on “Elizabeth City High School — Elizabeth City, North Carolina

  1. School colors were black and gold. Mascot was the “Yellow Jacket.” Band buses were painted black and gold also. Alumni web site you mentioned no longer exists. Go to “Scott C. Callaway Memorial Page” on Facebook for lots more ECHS band information and pictures.

    The old 1923-24 ECHS school building and its newer addition in the rear are no longer used by the school system as it was replaced by new buildings in other areas of the county. It is in possible danger of demolition.

    gdbjr ECHS ’60

  2. These links to additional information don’t seem to work anymore: History of Elizabeth City schools, Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools, and Pasquotank County page. I had looked at them a few years ago and had hoped to look at them again now to find some information. I guess one can’t depend on online information to remain forever. I should have copied and pasted all the information into programs on my computer and backed it up. I guess I better do that to your page before it’s gone too!

    1. Thanks, David. It’s an ongoing battle to keep up with links to pages that disappear. Thanks for pointing these out. I’ll see if I can find some new ones to replace those.

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