Old Boynton Beach High School building history

1926 — School opens for grades 7 through 12. Lower grades remain in the 1913 schoolhouse next door.

1928 — Building used as a shelter during 1928 hurricane. The second-floor auditorium collapses during the storm. No one was injured.

1929 — First high school graduation, with two students.

1931 — Graduating class motto: “Launched but not landed.”

1949 — Last graduation of 15 students has five boys and 10 girls. A.P. Patterson, a Boy Scout executive of Gulf Stream Council, is commencement speaker. Senior

class takes trip to Havana, Cuba.
Grades 9 through 12 phased out after Seacrest High School (the old
Atlantic High School in Delray Beach) is opened.

1958 — Last junior high school graduating class at this building. Junior high moves to what is now Galaxy Elementary School.

1984 —Palm Beach County School Board announces plans to close the elementary school housed in the building. Councilman Jim Warnke suggests using the building as a
museum.

1990 — Elementary school closes.

1993 — City of Boynton Beach acquires building from the Palm Beach County School Board.

2007 — Building is listed as one of Florida’s most endangered historic sites by the Florida Trust. It remains on that list today.

Source: Boynton Beach Library Archives and newspaper reports


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