Enfield High School
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Population: approx. 2,300
Established in 1740, Enfield is the oldest town in Halifax County (from Town of Enfield website).
– Six Degrees of Enfield, NC Separation on Facebook
Enfield High School
colors: Red, Royal Blue, White
The school always enjoyed community support. The Rotary Club provided funds for the band to participate in parades and competitions. The Levon Theater allowed concerts to be held there.
The Enfield boy’s basketball team made it into the Regional Finals in 1981 before falling to eventual state champion Bunn High School.
Enfield timeline (extracted from the nomination form for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places)
|| – Enfield Academy opened.
|| – Enfield Free School opened.
|| – Halifax County built 17 public schools.
|| – The Brick School was opened (grades 1-12). (see description from 1898)
|| – Enfield Graded School opened (a one-story frame building, grades 1-12).
|| – A two-story brick building replaced the original Enfield Graded School. (click image to enlarge)
|| – The Enfield School District and Halifax County School District merged.
|| – Construction was begun on a new Enfield Graded School at the end of Branch St.
|| – New Enfield Graded School was opened. Classes began in Sept.
|| – Brick gymnasium was added to Enfield Graded School.
– The Inborden School was opened (grades 1-12).
|| – Concrete block agricultural building was added to Enfield Graded School. The roof was built by the Voc-ed students.
|| – A one-story addition was added to the rear of the gymnasium at Enfield Graded School. It was used for music, lunch and storage.
|| – Enfield schools were integrated. In theory, students were allowed to choose which school to attend.
|| – The Inborden School became an Elementary School.
– Enfield Graded School became Enfield High School.
|| – Metal building was added to Enfield High School for use by the music dept. and for storage.
|| – [from EHS alum Lance Scott] – “Beginning of the 1981-1982 school year (my senior year) all of Enfield High School and Scotland Neck High School and part of Eastman High was consolidated into Southeast Halifax High School. The other part of Eastman High School went to Northwest High School. So, instead of having four high schools in Halifax County, we now have two.”
– Enfield High School became Enfield Middle School (grades 7-9)
|| – [from EHS alum Willie Ray Hawkins] – “1983-1984 school year: Enfield Middle grades changed to 6th thru 8th;
Southeast Halifax High and Northwest High School grades changed to 9 -12.”
|| – Enfield Middle School and Inborden Elementary School were closed in December.
|| – A new consolidated Elementary School opened in January on Hwy. 481.
|| – Plans were being discussed to convert Enfield High School’s main building and agricultural building into housing for seniors.
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