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CAROL W. HAYES HIGH SCHOOL

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Daily, let your life and work show that you are "setting the pace" to prove that the expenditure in the education of youth is the wisest and best investment any city can make.
~Dr. Carol W. Hayes~

Colors: Orange & Navy Blue
 
MASCOT: PACESETTERS

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Carol William Hayes High School was established in September of 1960 on the eastern section of Birmingham, AL as the last negro high school before intergration in 1970. In 1960, 622 students in grades nine through eleven were enrolled by Hayes' first principal, Augustus C. Dickinson. The first eighteen classrooms, an office, a temporary library and a lunchroom were completed on the school's campus.
 
In 1961, the second wing was completed and the twelfth grade was added. The first graduating class of Hayes High School completed their work in May of 1962.
 
In 1962, a third wing was added which included gymnasium, a home economics section and a temporary industrial arts room.
 
In 1965, the Pacesetters welcomed their second Principal, John B. Norman. He concentrated on academic excellence and produced improvements in the instructional programs and enriched classroom activities.
 
The school's expansion didn't cease there. By September of 1967, the vocational section known as the third wing, the library and the auditorium complex were ready for occupancy.
 
In the first twelve years, the enrollment at Hayes increased from its original 622 students to the 1972-73 enrollment of 1,220 .
 
Nineteen eighty-nine saw a temporary halt to Hayes as a high school, when it was converted to a middle school. The middle school lasted until August 2003 when it again became a high school.
 
The first principal of the "NEW" Hayes High School was Dr. Raymond Reddick.
 
In the Spring of 2004 , Hayes High School welcomed their second  principal, Mrs. Vanessa G. Byrd.
 
In the Fall of 2006, Mr. Fred H. Stewart was appointed as the third principal welcomed by C.W. Hayes High School where he currently serves.
 
Today, Hayes High School is known as "the Pacesetters".... Setting the pace for the 21st Century.
 
WE ARE PROUD, PREPARED AND PRODUCTIVE