• 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.

Scott (Mary M.) School

  • 4011 Moss Side Avenue (Moss side Avenue at Akron Street)

    This school was named for Mary Magdalene Scott, a highly regarded teacher at Providence Park School. It opened September 1953, replacing Washington Park and Providence Park schools.

    Mary Scott operated as an annex to Ginter Park in 1970-71; it provided temporary housing for the Northside Middle School from 1971-73. Since 1973, Mary Scott has been an annex of Ginter Park, under the same administration.

    Enrollment:
    1953-1954 210 (Junior Primary-grade 6)

    Architect:
    Baskervill & Son

    Cost:
    $284,222

    Principals:
    1953-1957 Kenneth E. Whitlock, Jr. (Acting 1953-54)
    1957-1958 Osborne Allen Payne
    1958-1961 George Alfred Ware
    1961-1967 Sylvester C. Booker
    1967-1969 Barbara Radcliffe Grey
    1969-1970 Earl Biddle Nall

    See:
    Ginter Park School
    Providence Park School
    Washington Park School