Peabody Magnet High School - History - A New School For A New Generation

A New School For A New Generation

In July 1998, Mrs. Peggie L. Davis, a 1968 graduate of Peabody High School was appointed principal and given the job of overseeing the building and development of the new Peabody Magnet High School. Although the job is a great one, Mrs. Davis possessed remarkable administrative credentials and the experience necessary to bring forth the dynamic changes that made Peabody Magnet High School the premier school for the new millennium.

In November 2000, a groundbreaking ceremony was conducted. This marked the start of the massive demolishing of parts of the old 1952 structure and construction of the new state of the art Peabody Magnet High School.

In October 2001, Mr. Lee A. Dotson, Jr. became the new principal of Peabody Magnet High School. Mr. Dotson, who comes to Peabody following his retirement from the feeder school, Arthur Smith, has the pleasure of watching his students grow to maturity. Upon arrival at Peabody, he had the profound task of overseeing the final demolition of the old edifice and implementation of the move into the new edifice. Mr. Dotson continues his philosophy of strict discipline and increased academics for the students of Peabody Magnet High School.

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