Booker T. Washington High School was built in 1922 as a replacement for the Dallas Colored High School. The student body traces its origins to 1892, when the Dallas Board of Education created the segregated city’s first African American high school. During its first 17 years of operation, the often-overcrowded school served every African American student in Dallas County. In 1976, facing court-ordered desegregation, the Dallas Independent School District redesignated Booker T. Washington as a magnet school for artistically gifted students aspiring to future careers in the performing and visual arts.
Booker T. Washington High School