Historic Markers Across Alabama

Pike Road School

Marker ID: AHA 
Location: On Old Pike Rd, at Finn Rd, Montgomery, AL
County: Montgomery
Coordinates: N 32° 17.080    W 086° 06.156
  32.28466666    -86.1026
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMEWZV


Montgomery County's first school to consolidate rural, one-room school houses into grades one through twelve opened November 11, 1918. The school was built by the Montgomery County Board of Education on 30 acres of land at a cost of $40,000 with monies loaned and donated by families from surrounding settlements. Hailed by the U.S. Commissioner of Education when it was featured in the Alabama Exhibit at the 1926 Sesquicentennial International Exposition in Philadelphia, the school subsequently attracted foreign educators from Europe and South America interested in observing the system. The last graduating class was in 1945; the school remained a junior high school until its closing in May 1970.

End of Pike Road School