DigitalNC is happy to announce that 5 yearbooks from P.S. Jones High School have joined our digital yearbook collection courtesy of our new partners at P. S. Jones Alumni, Inc. These yearbooks span the years 1958 to 1968.
Located in Washington, NC, P.S. Jones High School was originally named Washington Colored Public School and was a Black public high school. The first iteration of Washington Colored Public School consisted of three detached structures that served primary, elementary, and high school students. Washington Colored Public School’s first class graduated in 1926. In 1950, Professor Professor Peter Simon Jones, a beloved teacher who taught at the school for 22 years, passed away. The community decided to rename the school P.S. Jones High School in his honor. The school disbanded in 1968 due to the integration of Washington City Schools (PS Jones High School Alumni). Today, P.S. Jones Middle School continues to carry the P.S. Jones name into the future. The yearbooks available on DigitalNC show the final decade of P.S. Jones High School, depicting the students, school clubs, sports teams, and more.
To view all five yearbooks, click here. To learn more about the history of P.S. Jones High School, please visit the P.S. Jones Alumni, Inc. website. Be sure to check out the virtual materials on the P. S. Jones African-American Education Museum as well!
PS Jones High School Alumni. “Pave the Way” Buy a Brick. https://polarengraving.com/psjoneshighschoolalumni