State-championship schools that have closed

Avondale, a school that won state titles in 1958, 1963 and 1976, closed this year. Here are schools that have won GHSA titles and are closed (with the years of their closings and their state titles). It includes Waynesboro, which won a title in 1957. Waynesboro and Sardis-Girard-Alexander merged in 1987 to form Burke County, which won its first state title this season.

2011

Avondale (1958, 1963, 1976)

2004

Americus (1962, 1965, 1975, 2000-01)

1996

Douglass, Montezuma (1981)

Hogansville (1952)

1994

Waycross (1960, 1961, 1977, 1981)

1992

Brown (1949)

East Rome (1978-79)

R.E. Lee (1988)

West Rome (1965, 1982-85)

1991

North Fulton (1966)

Northside, Atlanta (1957)

1990

Palmetto (1982-83)

1989

Rossville (1954-55, 1962)

1988

Murphy (1952)

1987

Lyons (1975)

Waynesboro (1957)

1986

West Point (1948, 1950, 1958)

1975

Davis (1964)

1970

Athens (1955, 1969)

Fort Valley (1948, 1961)

Lincolnton (1960, 1962-63)

1967

Jesup (1954, 1959)

1966

Blakely-Union (1964)

1959

Quitman (1949-50)

1957

Cordele (1951)

Not included are Mitchell-Baker and Greene-Taliaferro, which are now Mitchell County and Greene County after dropping their co-op counties.

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15 comments Add your comment

a Lowndes Viking

December 28th, 2011
3:16 pm

where is peachtree high?

Lostraider

December 29th, 2011
7:58 am

They never won a state championship. Lost to Valdosta in a title game.

West gauge

December 31st, 2011
12:34 pm

Are we talking only football? Dallas high school won a girls state championship in 1958
And closed in 1969 to consolidate with Hiram HS ( now opened again) to form paulding county high school

THEHILLISREAL

January 1st, 2012
1:42 am

Since Southwest Atlanta is now B.E. Mays…. are we now given Mays the AA state championship in 1973.

D-ROCK

January 3rd, 2012
11:39 am

The Hill is Real asked my question. It appears the research for this forum was incomplete. How can you leave out Southwest High School??

dagrapevine

January 6th, 2012
8:27 am

this article was on football state titles only.

fortherecord

January 8th, 2012
8:45 pm

Americus has a 1974 state title also

mistermak

January 9th, 2012
4:26 pm

Didn’t Ralph E. Bunche high school in Woodbine (camden county) win a state title back in the 60’s?

whatisinaname

January 17th, 2012
2:00 pm

Is a school rename considered a closing. I guess it could be. I think Athens High School was renamed Clark Central when they consolidated Burney Harris and Athens High.

Blue True Cat

January 18th, 2012
2:00 pm

Ralph J. Bunche High School in Woodbine(Camden County) Did win a State Title in 1960 here is the number @ Camden Co.High School(912-729-7042) call they will tell you.

coughsalot

January 19th, 2012
9:47 am

Avondale won a state championship as recently as 2006 in girls basketball.

CP4Life

January 21st, 2012
9:03 pm

Didnt College Park High School win a championship b4?

Swatguy

January 23rd, 2012
6:20 pm

CMON, Sothwest Atlanta: Basketball 73-74 79, Football 73, Track 73.

Swatguy

January 23rd, 2012
6:21 pm

Pardon SOUTHWEST

bigcat

January 29th, 2012
2:26 pm

You forgot College Park High School who won bb championships in 1974, 75 and 76!