On Friday, April 26, 1957, the contract was let for a new school.
The old building became the location for Pittman Junior High School.
Through the Years
(Theme of the 1958 Retrospect)
Hueytown's first principal, Mr. H.F. Gilmore.
To Mr. H.F. Gilmore, the founder and only principal of Hueytown High School for thirty-five years, goes much
of the credit for the steady growth of our school not only in number of pupils, teachers and building, but also
in the development of character and citizenship among its students. He always maintained strict discipline;
this allowed all of the energies of the school to be used for the benefit of the pupils. Yet with this firmness,
there was always a respect for individual personality which engendered love and warm friendship in students
and faculty alike.
Mr. Gilmore has kept close contact with the community. He lived there and served one of the churches as
a deacon and Sunday School teacher. As a scholar, a builder, and a Christian gentleman, Professor Gilmore
has made his place in our history.
There were five teachers on the first faculty at Hueytown in 1921. They were H.F. Gilmore, principal;
Miss Cora Waldrop, Miss Elizabeth Lofton, Mr. R.E. Deese, and Mr. W.C. Parsons.
Hueytown's first class
In May 1922, Hueytown graduated its first class of twenty-five seniors. The school had opened on
February 1, 1921, with sixty-six students.
Hueytown's first football team
Hueytown's first band