History of
Folsom Jr. High School

( as recounted from "The Village of Folsom, Louisiana: A Centennial Celebration" by David A. Bice)

On the current FJH site was the first all black school dedicated on September 15, 1928. Miss Eunice R. Fulgrum was the first principal and the boys and girls were separated. The school was called Folsom Rosenwald School.

Evelyn Greenwood, a teacher at Rosenwald for 40 years, recounted the early days at school "...we had big, wood heaters. We used kerosene lantern lights and had the pump well. And outdoor toilets."

Twenty-eight years after the dedication, Miss Greenwood was teaching 65 first graders in her small classroom!

It was not until after 1954 that Rosenwald became integrated with black and white students.

Joyce Garrett, in 1968-1969, was one of the last students to go to Rosenwald before the building was torn down. FJH is now located where the old school used to be.

School Colors: Red, White, & Royal Blue
School Mascot: Hawks

"In 1956, there were 65 first graders taught in one small classroom."

"The original building at Folsom Jr. High was called Rosenwald and it was made of a framed wood building"

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