John L. LeFlore Magnet High School
LeFlore's Alma Mater
Hail to thee our Alma Mater
In our hearts you'll stay
Fervently to lead and guide us
As we find our way.
Honor, valor, truth
As our hearts unfold
Lead us to our youth
Guide us to our goal.
Hail to thee our Alma Mater
To our orange and green
John L. LeFlore we will forever love you
We will e'er be true.
History of John L. LeFlore Magnet High School
John L. LeFlore Magnet High School of Law Arts and Health Services, is a historic public school located in Toulminville, Mobile, Alabama. Originally, LeFlore Magnet offered Telecommunication, Fine and Performing Arts, and JROTC Public Services programs. LeFlore Magnet High School is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
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 Magnet High School in honor of Mr. John L. LeFlore, a Mobile NAACP leader elected to the legislature in Mobile County.
Who is John L. LeFlore?
Mr. John L. LeFlore's contributions to Mobile becoming a more prominent city in the South vary educationally, financially, personally, racially, and socially. Mr. LeFlore served in leadership positions in many organizations ranging from the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters to the Mobile Committee for the Support of Public Education. Born May 17, 1903 in Mobile, AL to Dock and Clara LeFlore, John L. LeFlore's career as a community leader and civil rights activist spanned fifty years. He was the most significant figure in the struggle for African-American equality in Mobile, throughout southern Alabama and Mississippi, and along the Florida Gulf Coast.
LeFlore served as executive secretary for the local branch of the NAACP from 1926 to 1956. In 1956, when the NAACP was outlawed in Alabama, LeFlore and others in Mobile shifted their civil rights work to the Non-Partisan Voters League, where LeFlore served as director of case work from 1959 to 1975. LeFlore remained with the league even after the ban of NAACP was lifted in 1964, and the Mobile branch of the NAACP was reorganized. In addition to civil rights, LeFLore's participation with many organizations and various state groups represent public work in areas such as prison reform, health, family planning, veterans' rights, labor unions, public education, and general charity. LeFlore was a news correspondent for the Chicago Defender, the Pittsburgh Courier, and the Associated Negro Press and covered many of the civil rights violations that occurred in the south. The Chicago Defender awarded LeFlore a citation for covering the lynching of four African-Americans in Monroe, GA, and later he became the associate editor of the Mobile Beacon.
Curriculum and Instruction
At LeFlore Magnet High School, we build a stronger student by working closely with our students, encouraging ambition, and challenging students to strive for academic success that facilitate matriculation to colleges, universities, trade school, or the military.
Here at LeFlore Magnet High, we offer Signature Academies in, the Academy of Arts, Audio Visual, Technology and Communications, the Academy of Law and Public Safety, the Academy of Business and Computer Technology, and the Academy of Health Science. Additionally, students have an opportunity to pursue pathways at Faulkner Career Tech Center.
An Academy School of Choice
The faculty members at LeFlore Magnet High School strive to meet not only the academic needs but the social and emotional needs of the student body. Whether assisting students through after-school enrichment programs or sponsoring extracurricular activities, the staff has the best interest of the student in mind. The administrators, bus drivers, cafeteria workers, counselors, custodians, librarians, nurses, secretaries, and teachers want students to succeed and respond in a positive manner.
Students are required to follow a code of conduct and dress that is suitable to the classroom and program-related activities at LeFlore. Uniforms are required and students are expected to be in proper uniform while at school or at school sponsored functions at all times.