LeFlore Magnet High School Article

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LeFlore Magnet High School
EngoziMfon LeFlore Shield1.jpg
700 Donald St.
Toulminville, Mobile, Alabama, 36617
United States
School typePublic magnet
MottoStriving for Excellence in Education
School district Mobile County Public School System #4
PrincipalAlvin Dailey
Grades 912
Enrollment765 (2016-17) [1]
Color(s)Live Orange and Kelly Green         
Team name Rattlers

John L. LeFlore Magnet High School of Advanced Communication and Fine Arts is a historic public magnet performing arts high school located in Toulminville, Mobile, Alabama, United States. The school is also accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. It currently enrolls 947 students in grades 9-12, [2] and is a part of the Mobile County Public School System.

The school offers Drafting, Engineering, Moving Images Dance Company Photography, Pre-Law, Pre-Medicine, Sculpting & Pottery, Television Productions, and Theatre. Its curriculum includes communication, fine arts, performing arts, technical, and career-driven classes.

About LeFlore

From 1968 through 1980, the school was known as Toulminville High School, offering secondary education to upper-middle class students within the Toulminville suburb. In 1981 the school was renamed John L. LeFlore High School in honor of John L. LeFlore, a civil rights activist, husband of Teah Beck, and Mobile NAACP leader elected to the legislature in Mobile County. The renaming of the school brought about a move into an authentic building with the amenities that would equip the institution for the upcoming magnet program. It was not until the mid-1980s that the learning institution gained a magnet program and changed the name to John L. LeFlore Magnet High School of Advanced Communication & Fine Arts. [3]

LeFlore is the only school in the Mobile County Public School System divided into two schools: comprehensive and magnet. The comprehensive school is exclusively for students zoned in LeFlore's school district, while the magnet school is dedicated to students who matriculated from middle magnet schools or are newly accepted applicants into the magnet program. Middle magnet schools that matriculate students to LeFlore include Clark-Shaw Magnet School, Paul Laurence Dunbar Magnet School, and Phillips Preparatory.

LeFlore requires students, whether comprehensive or magnet, to adhere and highly perform to the rigorous curriculum, and to adhere to the uniform code implemented by Mobile County Public School System in 1995. [4]

Aside from the school's curriculum and performing arts, LeFlore is also known for its Mighty Marching Rattler Band, which is influenced in musical style and marching precision by Jackson State's " Sonic Boom of the South", Florida A&M's " Marching 100" and Southern University's "Human Jukebox Band".

Notable alumni


  1. ^ "John L Leflore Magnet School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 8, 2019.
  2. ^ "John L Leflore Preparatory Academy School, Mobile AL School Profile, Ranking, and Reviews". SchoolDigger.com. Retrieved 2012-11-02.
  3. ^ "LeFlore Magnet High School : About The School". Leflore.mcs.schoolinsites.com. 1903-05-17. Retrieved 2012-11-02.
  4. ^ "Mobile County Public Schools ::". Mcpss.com. Retrieved 2012-11-02.
  5. ^ "DeMarcus Amir Cousins". Basketball-Reference.Com. Retrieved November 10, 2012.
  6. ^ "Antonio Maurice Lang". datbaseBasketball.com. Archived from the original on October 8, 2012. Retrieved November 10, 2012.

LEFLORE MAGNET HIGH SCHOOL Latitude and Longitude:

30°42′52″N 88°05′13″W / 30.71446°N 88.08698°W / 30.71446; -88.08698