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History
1828
Newnan, Georgia, was founded.

1887
Newnan City School System was established -- Grades 8-11

1888
Newnan High School was built on the corner of Jackson Street and Temple Avenue and was called Temple Avenue School. First class graduated in 1888.

1911
Public transportation was available.

1916
First school officially named Newnan High School.
First graduating class selected:
- the school colors, blue & white for French teacher Mrs. Blue, & P.E. coach Mr. White
- the mascot, Tigers
- the name of the newspaper, Tiger Tracks
- the yearbook, Empyrean

1919
Accreditation was granted by the Southern Commission on Accredited Schools.

1935
Sixty students graduated from Newnan High School.

1946
Compulsory attendance law was passed for students from ages 7 to 16 years.

1949
Twelfth grade added. Eighth grade was no longer in high school.


1951
Bond referendum passed for money to build new high school because the old one was outdated and too small for the population.

1952
Temple Avenue School became the Newnan Junior High School.
- The new Newnan High School opened at 190 LaGrange Street.

1966
Drake Stadium was built and named for Homer W. Drake, Sr., superintendent of Newnan City School until 1964.

1970
Central High School which had served black students since 1954 and Newnan High School merged to integrate the schools.
- Central High housed the 9th and 10th grades.
- Newnan High housed the 11th and 12th grades.
- The Central Panthers and Newnan Tigers became the Cougars; the colors, blue and gold;
and the yearbook, the Ephemera.

1976
Newnan Junior High School was demolished. A city park was erected on the site.

1980
Field house was built for athletic teams. 400 building was built to house the math department.

1990
400 building housed English classes. 900 building was built to house the math department.

1995
New gym was built and named to honor Max Bass, football coach

2000
Central High became the site for the Central Education Center.

2006
Ninth Grade Building was erected to be a self-contained building for all ninth grade classes.

2011
Began demolition to Drake Stadium at the close of the 2011 football season.

2012
The new Drake Stadium was unveiled at the Class of 2012's graduation ceremony.