• 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.

Fulton School (Colored)

  • The earliest colored school in Fulton (1899) was located in a rented facility on Orleans Street; later references to Fulton School list 505 Orleans Street (probably the same building). It was said to not be suited for school purposes.

    This one-teacher school continued to be included in the annual reports through the 1906-07 session. In subsequent years (1907-14), the listing was "Fulton and Reidsville Schools."

    In 1914-15, the rented location of Fulton School (with six teachers) was given as 830 Graham Street; in the following year's report, that address was assigned to Webster Davis School.

    Webster Davis School
    Reidsville School