• 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.

Clark Springs School

  • 1101 Dance Street

    Prior to the erection of this school, the site was used by the City for a playground known as Clark Springs. The school opened in September 1967, for Junior Primary-grade 5, and was one of the first two city schools to be air-conditioned. The gym was enclosed in 1986.

    Enrollment:

    Sept. 1967 - 586
    1991-1992 - 414
     
    Architect:
     
    Lee, King & Poole
     
    Cost:
     
    $741,000
     
    Principals:

    1967-1968 Robert T. Greene
    1968-1971 Tanner Anthony Collins
    1971-1974 Russell Marvin Busch
    1974-1986 Mary Lou Murphy
    1986-1990 Barbara J . Walker
    1990- Shirley J. Loga