This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.Find sources: "T. W. Josey High School" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (October 2016) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
Thomas Walter Josey Comprehensive High School
T. W. Josey
T. W. Josey High School Logo.jpg
1701 15th St

, ,
Georgia 30901

Coordinates33°27′18″N 82°00′01″W / 33.4551°N 82.0003°W / 33.4551; -82.0003Coordinates: 33°27′18″N 82°00′01″W / 33.4551°N 82.0003°W / 33.4551; -82.0003
TypePublic high school
School districtRichmond County School System
Staff45.40 (FTE)[1]
Number of students581 (2019–20)[1]
Student to teacher ratio12.80[1]
Color(s)Green, white, and gold
NicknameEagles and Lady Eagles
WebsiteT.W. Josey High School

T. W. Josey Comprehensive High School (commonly referred to as T. W. Josey or Josey High School) is a public high school in Augusta, Georgia, United States. Josey's campus is located several blocks south of the Medical District. The campus is bounded by 15th Street to the east, Essie McIntyre St. (at former city limits) to the north, and Eagles Way (named in honor of the school's football team in the 1990s) to the south.


The school opened in 1964 as a school for African Americans, in the final decade of segregated schools in the county. It was named after Doctor Thomas Walter Josey, a prominent figure in local history.

Building improvements including a new classroom wing and building facade were added in the late 1960s.

Student activities


The school mascot is an eagle, and the school colors are green, white, and gold. The school has teams in football, basketball, soccer, track and field, and wrestling.


The school retains a small Air Force JROTC contingent.

Marching band

The school's marching band consists of the band unit (the "Sonic Boom of the South"), a dancing line (the "Certified Gold Eaglettes"), and a flag line.

Notable alumni

Name Class year Notability Reference(s)
12 Gauge 1982 rapper (aka Isaiah Pinkney)
Deon Grant 1997 NFL professional football player, New York Giants [2]
Arnold Harrison 2000 NFL professional football player, Pittsburgh Steelers, Cleveland Browns, now plays for UFL's Virginia Destroyers
Jimmie Johnson 1984 retired NFL professional football player, NFL coach tight ends coach, Minnesota Vikings, 12th round draft pick 1989, Washington Redskins, Philadelphia Eagles, played 10 seasons
Taj McWilliams-Franklin 1988 WNBA player, 39th overall, Orlando Miracle, currently with Minnesota Lynx
Larry Leon Palmer 1966 US diplomat, United States Ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean
Raleigh Roundtree 1993 former NFL player, round 4, 1997, San Diego Chargers, Arizona Cardinals
Shay Roundtree 1996 film actor, Drumline, Everybody Hates Chris, Shark, Sucker Free City
Jeff Sanders 1985 NBA former NBA player, Chicago Bulls, Miami Heat, Atlanta Hawks

See also


  1. ^ a b c "Josey High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved April 27, 2021.
  2. ^ Matt Middleton Native son reaches back to community, Augusta Chronicle, January 23, 2009.