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School History

School History

 

Branchville and Lockett Schools were completed as combined (elementary and high) schools in 1936. The schools were once segregated. Lockett served as the black elementary and high school. Branchville served as the white elementary and high school.

Segregation ended in 1970. At that time, Lockett was changed to Branchville Elementary School and housed grades k-7. Branchville became the high school for grades 8-12. Branchville now has a new facility that houses pre-K through 12th grades. The new facility is located on Dorange Road and opened in the fall of 1999.

District Superintendents

JC Bickley                  1949-1971

CE Buttes                   1972-1983

Nelson Perry               1984-1997

David Coleman           1998-2002 Start of Consolidated School District 4

Sandra Tonnsen          2002-2005

Daryl Johnson             2005-2009

Tom Sparks                2009-2010

Brenda Turner            2011-2015

Tim Newman              2015-2018

Lana Williams             2018-Present

Branchville High School Principals

JC Bickley                   1949-1951

Lucius Varn                 1952-1953

JC Bickley                   1954-1961

Ross Horton                1962-1980

Joseph Jackson           1981-1989

Lorraine Edwards        1990-1993

Sidney Zemp              1994-2002

George Benton            2003-2007

David Hess                 2008-2012

Rob Streeter               2012-2013

David Hess                 2013-Present

Athletic History

Branchville also has a very interesting athletic history. This history includes many state, conference, and district titles.

Football State Championships

  • Class C Six Man Football 1946-47
  • Class C Six Man Football 1947-48
  • Class C Six Man Football 1949

Lower State Playoffs 2012,2013,2014

Baseball State Championships
Region Champs

  • Class C 1944-45
  • Class C 1945-46
  • Class C 1946-47
  • Class C 1948
  • Class C 1949
  • Conference Champions for a number of years
  • District Champions 2004, 2017

Golf State Championships

  • A State Champs 1973

Girls Basketball State Championships

  • Class C 1967

Softball Titles

  • Conference Champions for a number of years
  • District Champions 1998, 2017

Volleyball Titles

  • Class A State Champions 2016
  • Class-A State Runner-Up: 1996,2010, 2011-2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Lower State Champs: 1988, 1991,1996, 2010, 2011-2014, 2016, 2017
  • Lower State Runners-Up: 1981, 1984-85, 1989-90, 1993 and 1997.
  • District Champs: 1996-97. District Runners-Up: 1995 and 1999.
  • Conference/Region Champions: 1978, 1980-81, 1988, 1991, 1993, 1995-97,1999, 2010-2017.
  • Conference/Region Runners-Up: 1979, 1981-87, 1989, 1990, 1992 and 1994.
  • Conference/Region Tournament Champs: 1978, 1980, 1984, 1988-91 and 1993-99.
  • Region/Tournament Runners-Up: 1979, 1981-83, 1985-87 and 1992.