In 1938, Hillsborough High School for Negroes was built. In 1950, the school became Central High School and housed grades 1-12. Central High School was a school for black students during segregation. In 1996, the school became Hillsborough Elementary School, a year-round school for students in grades K-5. Olivia Ward, a fifth grade student (2013), interviewed Thomas Watson, President of the Central-Orange Alumni Association, and Watson shared his memories of Central High School. The video highlights the important role that our school has played in our community.
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Read Hillsborough Elementary’s Strong Foundation | A Look Back at the History of Our School Building— By Breah Woolson