Historic Markers Across Alabama

J.F. Drake High School/Alma Mater

Marker ID: HCC 
Location: Spencer Avenue, Auburn, AL
County: Lee
Coordinates: N 32° 37.018    W 085° 29.699
  32.61696666    -85.49498333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMKYXZ


J. F. Drake High School

J.F. Drake High School, formerly Lee County Training School, educated Black children of the community from 1958 to 1970. It bears the name of Dr. Joseph Fanning Drake. Drake consisted of 12 classrooms, gymnasium, kitchen, and band room/storage room. The State of Alabama curriculum was the course of study which included vocational and college preparatory. Extracurricular activities included sports, theater, and performing and fine arts. Dr. R.E. Moore was principal during the school's existence. School colors were maroon and white and the mascot was the Wildcat.

Alma Mater
Hail to thee, Our Alma Mater,
Drake High School
Though we toil we'll not forget thee,
Drake High School
We will love thee as our home,
Though amid life's grandeur roam;
Alma Mater, Alma Mater
Drake High School
Lee County the home of southern beauty,
We love thee well.
Let our voices ring with praises
Thy wonders tell.
We, thy loyal sons and daughters,
Pledge to thee our loyalty,
for we love thee, yes we love thee
Drake High School.

Erected by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission and Auburn City Schools Board of Education

End of J.F. Drake High School/Alma Mater