Louisville Male High School

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4409 Preston Hwy
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Louisville Male Traditional High School is a public secondary school serving students in grades 9 through 12 in the southside of Louisville, Kentucky, USA. It is part of the Jefferson County Public School District.HistoryNinth and Chestnut (1856–1897)Founded in 1856, Louisville Male High School became the first high school west of the Allegheny Mountains. Therefore, Male was known originally as "High School." After other high schools were established in the years following, the school was named "Louisville Male High School". The "H" was kept as the school's letter for tradition and to honor the origins of the school.First Street near Chestnut (1898–1915)Corner of Brook Street and Breckinridge Street (1915–1991)In 1976, an early-morning bomb explosion on Labor Day caused damage to the school's gymnasium; it occurred during several days of anti-busing protests in the Louisville area. The FBI was called in to investigate.This location is now owned by Salvation Army and is a historic landmark in Louisville.4409 Preston Highway (1991–present)In August 1991, Male moved to its current campus at 4409 Preston Highway, an educational facility that doubled the instructional, laboratory, library and campus space. Since it has moved to this location, the school has won two U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon awards. The site was previously Sallie P. Durrett High School, which became the Durrett Education Center in the early 1980s and was used by Jefferson County Public Schools Librar

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