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.
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