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  Mission Statement  

The mission of Marengo High School is to promote academic excellence, develop sound mental attitudes, and provide students with fundamental training which will ultimately maximize their potential for becoming productive citizens of society.

  About The School  

Marengo High School

Dixons Mills, AL


History of Marengo High

Brief History

Marengo High School was the result of the consolidation of Mud Creek and Jake Dunning Schools, along with other maneuvers.  Mud Creek and Jake Dunning Schools became Rosenwald School when Roseneald Foundation funds were matched to build a three-room school building on the Marengo High School site.  This new structure was named Rosenwald School.  These funds were matched by local citizens who were interested in a better community school.

Principal Arthur Craig applied to the Rosenwald Foundation for funds and served as leader during the building of Rosenwald School.  The Rosenwald School was later named Marengo Elementary, Marengo Junior High, and, lastly, Marengo High School.  Mr. J.K. Pearson donated the land.

Early principals of the school include Professors Arthur Craig, William Fitts, Washington, Moses Lofton, and Sharpe.  Professor J.J. Evans served as principal from 1944 to 1981, and Marengo High School conducted its first graduation ceremony in 1948.  Also, during his tenure, Marengo grew from a three-teacher to a forty-teacher school with approximately 750 students.