• 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.

Hickory Hill School / Training Center

  • 3000 Belt Boulevard

    Hickory Hill operated 1970-90, as a "special education" school for trainable mentally retarded pupils.

    In 1980-81, Hickory Hill received a federal grant for a demonstration project, RECEP (Richmond Early Childhood Education Program), to provide infant training, counseling, and social support services to severely handicapped infants and their families.

    The building was declared surplus on April 18, 1989, with an indefinite effective date. It was turned over to the City on August 30, 1990, and the students were relocated to Redd and Fisher.

    Enrollment:
    1970-1971 105
    1985-1986 34

    Head Teachers:
    1970-1976 Zipporah Taylor Medford
    1976-1977 Jane R. Ohly
    1977-1983 Geraldine Barnes Brandon
    1983-1986 Robert J. Howman
    1986-1990 Sandra Gresham Jordan