Perry High

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School History

Property Purchased: 1953

Facility Constructed: 1956

School Mascot: Panthers

School Colors: Maroon and Gold

School Motto: Striving for Excellence

 

Perry High School

School Mission Statement

Mission:  All students will earn a high school diploma.
Vision:  Perry High School will be the standard of excellence, producing high achieving students.

 

Interesting Facts/Trivia/Awards

  • 1989 and 1996 Georgia School of Excellence
  • 2009 Title I Distinguished School and has made adequate yearly progress for three consecutive years.
  • Senator Sam Nunn, Representative Larry Walker, Deborah Roberts, Earl Cheek, and Casey Hayward are graduates of Perry High.
  • Aurelia Evans wrote the School Alma Mater.
  • Media Center was named for Cohen Walker, former PHS Ag Teacher and HCBOE Board Chairman.
  • The gym was named for Eric P. Staples, former PHS Principal.  Eric Staples was also the basketball coach with a lifetime record of 924 wins and only 198 loses.  Staples' saying: "If you want to succeed, you gotta pay the price!"
  • Coach Fessor Staples was America's all-time winnings high school coach until 1990 (25 years after he retired).

 

Basketball State Championships

1947, 1949, 1953, 1956, 1959, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1966

 

Boys Basketball Team, 1949-1950

  • Coach Fessor Staples
  • Assistant Coach Bob Schuler
  • Buddy Batchelor
  • Mac Peyton
  • Bobby Satterfield
  • Billy Gray
  • Seabie Hickson
  • Jack Hardy
  • David Gray
  • Hershel Lawhorn
  • Hershal Thompson
  • Bobby Brooks
  • Mgr. Pete Carlisle

 

Boys Basketball Team, 1955-1956

  • Coach Eric Staples
  • Assistant Coach Frank Holland
  • Jimmy Beatty
  • Bennett Mauldin
  • Virgil Peavy
  • Sam Nunn
  • Percy Hardy
  • Ed Beckham
  • Marvin Griffin
  • Terry Griffin
  • Ralph Dorsett
  • Mgr. Horace Evans

 

One Act (included in Literary prior to 2000)

State AAAA: 2009, 2013, 2015

 

Literary

State Literary Champions: 1961 (B); 1962 (B); 1966 (A)

 

FFA

  • State: Meat Evaluation 2007-2008
  • State: Senior Meat Evaluation, 2010-2011 and 2014-2015
  • State: Junior Meat Evaluation, 2014-2015
  • State: Senior Nursery Landscaping, 2010-2011 and 2014-2015
  • State: Floriculture, 2011-2012 and 2014-2015
  • State: Grand Champion Heifer and Steer, 2014-2015
  • National: 1st in Nursery Landscaping, 2007-2008 and 2014-2015
  • National: Floriculture, 2010-2011

School Principal History

Eric P. Staples: 1933 - 1969
Hubert Hutcherson: 1969 - 1972
Malcolm Marchman: 1972 - 1985
Phil Smith: 1985 - 1999 (Dec)
Bobby Griffin: 2000 - 2004
Darryl Albritton: 2004 - 2016
Wesley "Del" Martin:  2016 - present



Completed School Improvements/ Renovations

1956: Gym Addition
1958: Ag Building Addition
1960: 9 Classroom Addition
1968: 7 Classroom Addition and Woodshop Addition
1970: Fieldhouse Addition
1975: Cafeteria & Library Addition
1984: Vocational Building Added
1988: New Roof for Fieldhouse
1989: HVAC & Electrical Upgrades
1990: New Auditorium, Renovations
1994: Weight Room Addition
1998: Baseball Field Lights Installed
1999: New Roof
2004: New Multipurpose Facility Added
2006: Admin, Media and Science Classroom Additions
2007: Bleacher Expansion + Soccer Field Lighting & Sitework
2008: Stadium Track and Drainage

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