Ellerbe Road School

Ellerbe Road School is, along with "Satan School," the colloquial name for a defunct school campus located along Ellerbe Road in Caddo Parish, Louisiana, United States. It is alleged to be haunted.[2][3]

George Washington Carver School
Location
Ellerbe Road

,
United States
Coordinates32°17′43″N 93°35′47″W / 32.295157°N 93.596288°W / 32.295157; -93.596288Coordinates: 32°17′43″N 93°35′47″W / 32.295157°N 93.596288°W / 32.295157; -93.596288 [1]
Information
Established1957
StatusClosed
Closed1973
School districtCaddo Parish Public Schools

HistoryEdit

George Washington Carver High School opened in 1957.[4] The school consistently struggled with a low population base from which to draw students, more so after desegregation, and the school closed in 1973.

In 1981, Baptist Tabernacle leased the property for use as a campus of Baptist Christian College. The site closed in 1985. The buildings have been unoccupied since that time.

CampusEdit

The campus remains the property of Caddo Parish School Board. The site has been leased for agricultural use (specifically livestock grazing) since at least 1996.[5]

In 2011, The Caddo Parish School Board in a 9–2 vote, with one abstained, approved Vision 20/20, a master facilities plan which will ultimately call for the demolition of the Carver Campus, along with two other abandoned Rodessa schools (Rodessa High and Pine Valley) that closed in 1976.

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "George Washington Carver Primary School (historical)". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-08-08.
  2. ^ "Ellerbe Road School". Haunted Louisiana.
  3. ^ "Ellerbe Road School". Haunted Shreveport-Bossier.
  4. ^ Brock, Eric J. (2001). Eric Brock's Shreveport. Gretna, LA: Pelican Publishing Company. p. 257. ISBN 1-56554-870-1. OCLC 45330261. In 1957, the Carver School opened at the south end of Ellerbe Road near Highway One; it was closed fewer than twenty years later and is now a dismal ruin.
  5. ^ "Caddo Parish School Board Meeting Minutes; Volume XXXIV April 5, 1995 - September 20, 1996" (PDF). p. 163. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-09-20. Staff recommended approval of the circled low bids for ... agricultural lease - Carver, SP-07-96;