East Lafollette Elementary School’s been gone for a while

By Charlie Hutson

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Today, Feb. 15th, marks the 13th year since the East Lafollette Elementary was razed.  The school opened in 1938 and served the community for 70 years. Those who began their educational journey at ELES are now old enough to be high school graduates.

Bobby Adkins Demolition from Caryville was the company in charge of the clean up and removal. By May of 2011, the project was completed. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 02/15/2024-6AM)

4 Replies to “Throwback Thursday remembers a landmark”

  1. I spent 6 memorable years there and it walking distance from my house. A lot of great teachers – Henry Rogers was my first principal & Clarence Childress replaced him. Rep. Dennis Powers

  2. I went there from ‘54 to ‘59. Henry Rogers was principal. Teachers I had were Ms Nadine Heatherly, Mrs Hoarse Brown, Mrs Edison Brown, Ms Fannie Richardson and Mr Luther Goins.

  3. EAST LAFOLLETTE SCHOOL WAS WERE I WENT FOR 8 YEARS…THEN WENT TO THE OLD HIGH SCHOOL UNTIL JAN. 1953…THEN GRADUATED IN 1956,,,,WHICH IS NOW JUNIOR HIGH..I CAN REMEMBER ALL MY TEACHERS AT EAST LAFOLLETTE SCHOOL….THEY ALL PREPARED ME FOR HIGH SCHOOL….SO MANY PRECIOUS MEMORIES THERE…ALL THE PARTIES THE ROOM MOTHERS DID FOR US…THE PLAYGROUND I PLAYED ON….AND ON AND ON….

  4. I went there from 71 to 77. Smiley Miller was princple. It was also walking distance for me too.

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