Saint James School (Montgomery, Alabama)

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Saint James School
Location
6010 Vaughn Road

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Coordinates32°20′17″N 86°12′25″W / 32.338°N 86.207°W / 32.338; -86.207Coordinates: 32°20′17″N 86°12′25″W / 32.338°N 86.207°W / 32.338; -86.207
Information
TypeIndependent day school
MottoFormally "We are Saint James" Currently "We are Trojans 24/7"
Established1955
PrincipalDr. Michael Gaylor
(high school)
Shelaine Taylor
(middle school)
Andrea Harris
(elementary school)
Head of schoolLawrence U. (Larry) McLemore
GradesK-12
Enrollment900[2]
Color(s)Navy and gold    
Athletics conferenceCapital City Conference
Alabama High School Athletic Association
MascotTrojan
Team nameTrojans
AccreditationNational Association of Independent Schools[1]
Southern Association of Independent Schools[2]
NewspaperThe Odyssey
Websitewww.stjweb.org

Saint James School is an independent, nonsectarian, college preparatory school located in Montgomery, Alabama, United States. Established in 1955, Saint James School, Montgomery's oldest private school, serves about 1000 students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12.

History[edit]

In 1970, the school's enrollment doubled after the court ordered the desegregation of public schools.[3]

In 1972, a federal judge prohibited the city of Montgomery from allowing the St. James School and three other private schools from using city recreational facilities, due to the fact that the schools in question either refused to admit black students by policy or claimed to accept black students and teachers but remained all white.[4]

In 1976 the Saint James School, along with the Montgomery Academy, was named in a suit filed against United States Secretary of the Treasury William Simon and Commissioner of Internal Revenue Donald C. Alexander by five black women from Montgomery charging that the two men had encouraged the development of segregated schools by allowing them tax-deductible status.[5]

Athletics[edit]

Saint James School is a member of the Alabama High School Athletic Association. The school's athletic teams, the Trojans, compete in Division 3A, except the school's volleyball team that competes in 5A after winning the state championship in 2017.

Athletics include baseball, fast pitch softball, basketball, cheerleading, cross country, football, golf, soccer, tennis, track, volleyball, and wrestling.

The Trojans baseball team won state championships in Division 2A in 1991 and in Division 4A in 2006.[6][7]

The Lady Trojans softball team won Division 4A state championships in 1996 (1A-4A), 2001, 2005, 2006 and 2008.[8]

The Lady Trojans volleyball team won Division 4A state championships in 2001, 2003, and 2017.[9]

The Lady Trojans indoor track team won a state title in 2002 in 1A-4A.[10]

The Lady Trojans tennis team won a state title in 2003 under division 4A.[11]

Varsity volleyball won a state title in 2001, 2003, and 2013.[12]

Varsity wrestling won a state title in 2013.[13]

Varsity golf won a state title in 2015.[14]

Varsity Girls Indoor Track and Field won the state title in winter 2018

Varsity Girls Outdoor Track and Field won the state title in spring 2019

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NAIS - Government Relations - Alabama". National Association of Independent Schools. Archived from the original on 2010-06-13. Retrieved 2008-01-02.
  2. ^ a b "SAIS Member Roster" (XLS). Southern Association of Independent Schools. Retrieved 2008-01-02.
  3. ^ Bitter, John. "Increase in private schools here could prove costly". Montgomery Advertiser. p. 3.
  4. ^ "Recreational facilities Ruling Made," The Tuscaloosa News, Jan 21, 1972.
  5. ^ "Montgomery schools cited in suit". The Tuscaloosa News. August 4, 1976.
  6. ^ "Baseball Past State Champions". Alabama High School Association. Archived from the original on October 3, 2007. Retrieved 2008-01-02.
  7. ^ "Baseball Championship Results". Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  8. ^ "Softball Past State Championships". Alabama High School Association. Archived from the original on 2007-10-03. Retrieved 2008-01-02.
  9. ^ "Volleyball Past State Champions". Alabama High School Association. Archived from the original on October 22, 2007. Retrieved 2008-01-02.
  10. ^ "Girls Indoor Track Championship Results". Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  11. ^ "Girls Tennis Championship Results". Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  12. ^ "Volleyball Championship Results". Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  13. ^ "Wrestling Championship Results". Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  14. ^ "Golf Championship Results". Retrieved 1 December 2018.

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