Queen Anne’s County High School is located in Centreville, Maryland, the seat of my home county, and was built in 1966.
Under the guidance of Superintendent Harry Rhodes, the school was created with the desegregation of the nation’s educational system, twelve years after the Supreme Court’s Brown vs. Board of Education ruling. The county high school for African Americans, the Kennard School, was closed and turned into the present Kennard Elementary School. The three White schools – Centreville High School, Sudlersville High School, and Stevensville High School – were closed and turned into middle schools.
The June 3, 1966 issue of the Bay Times featured articles about the new Queen Anne’s County High School and pictures of the last individual graduating classes from Stevensville, Kennard and Sudlersville High Schools.
Final graduating class of Stevensville High School:
Final graduating class of Kennard High School:
Final graduating class of Sudlersville High School:
The Bay Times also ran in that issue a picture of the Stevensville High School Class of 1924:
And the newspaper also ran this picture that included no firm date, but estimated that the photo of the students at the old Dominion school on Kent Island was taken around 1916:
In 1998, Kent Island High School opened to accommodate the growing population of Queen Anne’s County, and after more than 30 years, the county once again had more than one high school.
THE QUEEN ANNE’S COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL LIONS AND KENT ISLAND HIGH SCHOOL BUCCANEERS – HERE’S TO THE GREEN AND GOLD AND BLUE AND SILVER!