Pisgah As We Know It
In 1922, the state erected a new building on the same grounds where the current school sits. A famous Alabamian, Albert Raines, was the school principal for the first two years. A vocational department was added in 1923, and In 1925, the community united in its efforts to make the school accredited. The first graduating class of Pisgah School was in 1926, with fourteen graduates. The school lunch program began in 1935, with Pearl Cox as the first lunchroom manager, and a gymnasium was built with community help in 1934. Throughout the years, Improvements were made. A new high school building was built in 1938 with WPA labor. A new elementary building was constructed in 1953, a new gymnasium in 1961, a junior high wing in 1963, a new agricultural building in 1965, a new lunchroom in 1969, and a new library in 1985. Currently, all of those new constructions have been replaced, with the exception of the junior high wing and the library. Over the years, several schools have consolidated with Pisgah. These were Webster and Chalybeate Springs in 1939, New Herman in 1941, Browntown and Central in 1946, Subletts in 1951, Pleasant View in 1964, and Deans Chapel in 1969. According to all available records, Pisgah High School is the longest consecutively operating school in Jackson County History.