The first Kings Mountain school was located in Methodist church building that stood on the  site of the old Presbyterian church lot. This building served as a church and a school .  This structure was moved to the site of the present Methodist church and again served as a the church and school.  In 1899 the Murphy family donated land to the Kings Mountain community and the old church  building was moved to the Murphy land (the lot where the brick building stood) and this time served only as a School.

In 1913 a new brick building was constructed  on this site and used only as an Elementary school.  In 1924 four rooms were added to accommodate the High school students. The surrounding one room schools now attended the new school.  In 1937-38 a new gym was added to the back of the building by the W.P.A..  Previously the basketball games were played in the upstairs auditorium.

In 1942 the Basketball Team was runner up in the 12th regional tournament.  Then in 1946 the High School was closed and the students were bussed  to either Waynesburg or Highland. In 1952  Memorial High was built on US 27 and all high school  students from Kings Mountain, Highland, and Waynesburg were moved to this new building. 

In 1974 the county consolidated all the high schools in the county, and  the old Kings Mountain School building was permanently closed and the students were moved to the newer Memorial High school building.  In 2006 the Kings Mountain School was closed once again and the students now attend  either Waynesburg or Highland Elementary.  The County Fiscal court purchased  the building and donated it the the community.  The school now serves the south end of the county as a community center..     The school colors were originally Black and Gold, and the mascot was the Trojan.  Sometimes is the 1950's,  while Jack D. Johnson was Principal, the color were changed to red and white.

Article by  Kings  Mountain Students 


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