Booker T. Washington High School is a public high school located in Norfolk, Virginia. It is administered by Norfolk Public Schools system. The school colors are Maroon, White and Gold. The school is referred to as the “The Mighty Booker T” and the “Fighting Bookers" in Norfolk, Virginia.Mission StatementBooker T. Washington High School is committed to being a premier urban high school by working collaboratively with parents and community members to provide a challenging and diverse education in a safe and orderly environment for ALL students. This partnership will produce students who are critical thinkers, lifelong learners and productive citizens in a global society. The mission of Booker T. Washington High School is shared by all Norfolk Public Schools. Booker T. Washington exits to ensure that all students maximize their academic potential, develop skills for lifelong learning and are successful contributors to a global society, as distinguished by: • Courageous advocacy for all students • Family and community investment • Data-driven personalized learning • Strong and effective leadership teams • Shared responsibility for teaching and learning • Access to rigorous and rewarding college and career readiness opportunitiesHistoryBooker T. Washington High School also known as Booker T, BTW or Washington High School. The school was named in honor of Booker Taliaferro Washington (April 5, 1856 – November 14, 1915) who was an African-American educator, author, orator, and adviser to presidents of the United State. The school dates back to April 1911, when the Norfolk School Board agreed to endorse one year of high school learning in connection with elementary school at John T. West School. In 1912, a second year was added and, in 1913, a third year was included. In May 1914, the State Board of Education endorsed the high school and the local board passed as act which gave Virginia its first accredited public high school for Negroes.
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