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End of an Era: Talladega County Central High School to close after nearly a century

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TALLADEGA COUNTY, Ala. – After nearly a century of service, Talladega County (TC) Central High School is set to close its doors for the last time at the end of the 2024 school year.

The decision, finalized by a 4-1 vote from Talladega County school leaders on Tuesday, April 2, follows a steep decline in both enrollment and graduation rates, prompting Talladega County Schools Superintendent Dr. Suzanne Lacey to recommend the closure.

With the school failing to meet the state’s requirement of at least 20 graduates per year, financial strains became increasingly burdensome, costing the district over $567,000 for additional teachers alone.

Students will be split between Talladega, Winterboro, Childersburg, Munford, and Lincoln High Schools.

As TC Central concludes its 98th year, its alumni and community are left to reflect on a century of education and empowerment that has impacted the lives of so many of its students and faculty members.


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