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.
Backstory and Context
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