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Before the integration of schools in Texarkana, African American students in the area could attend the Macedonia School to receive an education. The school was in operation from 1917-1968. In 1969 the student body was completely integrated into the Liberty-Eylau School District and the school became the new middle school campus. Now it is used as the Bowie County School of Success.


  • Current photo taken by Leah Pickering 5/10/2019
     After the Civil War many newly freed slaves moved into an area to the west of Texarkana and formed a community of mostly sharecropping families.  in 1917 a one-room, one-teacher school was built with the help of the Rosenwald Fund. This fund was set up to build schools for African Americans. The school was then named Macedonia after the nearby Macedonia Baptist Church.  Grades 1-11 were taught at the school and in 1925 the first graduation was held.  

     In 1951, the new addition of a gymnasium was built.  It was constructed by the students.  It was then used to hold graduation ceremonies.  There were refurbishments made to the gym in 2011.  The yearbook for the Macedonia school was called "The Mustang" and the last issue was in 1968.  

     In 1969 the student body was integrated into the Liberty-Eylau School District. At that time Macedonia had 24 teachers and graduating classes numbering in the high teens.  Bi-annual reunions are held for the alumni every other summer.  The school was used for a short time as Liberty-Eylau Middle School.  It is now the Liberty-Eylau School of Success and is still in use.  

Bischof, Greg. "Mass high school reunion celebrates togetherness: Decades' worth of Macedonia High grads reminisce about times past." August 6th, 2017. Texarkana Gazette  http://www.texarkanagazette.com/news/texarkana/story/2017/aug/06/mass-high-school-reunion-celebrates-togetherness/685331/?fbclid=IwAR2D2lI7wCXtb9pMe702Y0Dpyg8m_6NTDH0ELl3yeB-SpTiPnE3QMUeia8s

Bischof, Greg. "L-E Begins refurbishments on SOS gym". March 13th 2011. Texarkana Gazette. http://www.texarkanagazette.com/news/texarkana/story/2011/mar/13/l-e-begins-refurbishments-sos-gym/253708/?fbclid=IwAR37Fqf99JcisSapHx1f9LJLDNoLYpQYs2Jnl0FYojan4U07qzdEtIqth5U

WIKIPEDIA Liberty Eylau Independent School District. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberty-Eylau_Independent_School_District