• Note: Much of the history of the Richmond Public Schools was recorded in the context of a segregated society, and the reader should readily discern between pre- and post-desegregation observations. The terms "black," "colored," "Negro," and "white" in this booklet should not be considered offensive as they have been used according to the custom of the particular period. Since 1962, the division has omitted such racial designations from its reports and publications.

Amelia Street School / Training Center

  • An annex was operated from Maymont, 1971-74; since that time all Amelia/Maymont Elementary School pupils have been housed at Maymont.

    Amelia has been an exceptional education facility since 1974, serving two handicapping conditions (severely/profoundly handicapped and trainable mentally retarded). Students from the Cooperative Training Center were relocated to Amelia in 1974.

    Enrollment:

    1961:676
    1970-1971:535
    1974-1975: 123 (special education)
    1985-1986: 106
    1991-1992: 76

    Architect:

    1960: $451,824
    1992: $317,000

    Principals:

    1961-1966 Louis Poindexter Brown
    1966-1971 Edith Terry Hawley
    1971-1973 Elizabeth Ancell Crouch
    1973-1974 William H. Harris
    1974-1977 Edith Loving Staples
    1977-1985 Edward B. Andrews
    1985-1990 Michael Lynn Hill
    1990-1991 Barbara J. Walker
    1991-1992 Raymond Ashby Tarkington
    1992-        James Frederick Jervis