Jones School was an anchor of Ann Arbor’s historically Black neighborhood (what is now Kerrytown) from the early twentieth century until 1965. Many living Ann Arbor residents remember attending Jones School during the Civil Rights Era. In 1964 the Ann Arbor Board of Education acknowledged that, with over 75% Black students, Jones was a “de facto” segregated school. Jones School closed in 1965, and several years later the building reopened as Community High School.
Newspaper Staff at Community High Interview Robert Galardi, May 1988 Photographer: Colleen Fitzgerald
Ann Arbor News, June 1, 1988
DEAN-TO-BE: Robert Galardi, who will take over as dean of Community High School on July 1, talks to members of the school newspaper staff. Topics discussed ranged from the school's budget and constitution to Galardi's views on drugs and racism. 'I want Community High to be the best school in the city,' said Galardi, who has been president of the Ann Arbor Education Association for the last four years. The interview is scheduled to run in the school newspaper, The Communicator, on Friday.
Newspaper Staff at Community High Listen to New Dean's Goals, May 1988 Photographer: Colleen Fitzgerald
Ann Arbor News, February 22, 1957
YEARBOOK PATRON SELLERS: John Boudeman and Mary Wheeler, both of St. Thomas High School, are shown at work to sign William C. Walz, president of Ann Arbor Savings and Loan Association (far right) as a patron of the Shamrock, the school's yearbook. St. Thomas High students this week and next are seeking patrons to help underwrite the cost of publication of the yearbook.