John Essex High School in Marengo Co. Closes Its Doors For Good


By George McDonald

From the West Alabama Newsroom--  Tomorrow will literally be the last day of school for students at a high school in Marengo County.

After almost 48 years of teaching, training and mentoring -- John Essex High School is closing its doors for good.

School officials say the decision to close the school which has 130 students -- was based on a dwindling school enrollment.

Annette Rembert Bryant is a graduate of John Essex High School -- and so are her kids. She says it hurts to see their alma mater close.

"Its very sad. Yeah, we hate to see our alma mater go down," said Bryant. "Hopefully, the future holds something better though."

School officials say students will likely attend A. L. Johnson High School in Thomaston next year.

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