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Our History

Our building was opened in 1951, but was London High School at that time.
A long-time principal of London High School was John L. Hairston, who made history during the Civil Rights Movement right here in our small town. Although the nation had already passed desegregation laws, Stokes County schools were still segregated while Mr. Hairston was the principal of London High School. History was made when students from London School marched in protest down Main Street of Walnut Cove in 1968 when there was a push to close the London School. The march ended up fully integrating Walnut Cove and London High School became an elementary school; it became a grammar school, serving fifth through eighth graders of all races. Stokes County Schools became integrated.