100 Year Celebration


Escambia County Historical Society

Flomaton sign that welcomes you once you arrive in Flomaton Alabama.

Chaselyn Phillips



On Wednesday, September 4th, Flomaton Elementary and Flomaton High School celebrated the 100 year anniversary of Flomaton schools. We celebrated by taking an aerial photo of the entire faculty and students from the high school, middle school, and elementary school in front of the original building.  


The original Flomaton School was built in 1919 and was a two story building that has been said to have taught grades 1-8. One of the most influential teachers of this time was Miss Lucille Mayo, who came to Flomaton in 1922 and taught for up to 20 years. The year 1938 was the first time that the elementary school had electric lights installed and had their own working telephone. During this time, most classrooms were without electricity and it was very rare to see a telephone inside the school. That meant that this was a huge milestone for our school.


In 1928, C.J. Meriwether was able to use his influence to have to a high school building built. The principal of the original school was John Martin and his staff consisted of 10 teachers–five in high school and five in elementary school. The elementary school was first enlarged in 1931 and a gym was later added in 1962. In the early 1980s, the 2nd floor of the original building was demolished in order to make room for further construction. The new high school building was built in 1982, and the graduating class of that year were the first to graduate in the new building. 


Last school year we made history by winning the 3A Football State Championship for the first time in 100 years. The Flomaton School has advanced tremendously since it was first built in 1919, and we are eager to see how the school continues to grow.