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Raines H.S Alumni Association Board of Directors

William M. Raines High School Alumni

1,250 members · 6 new members

For all of the Viking Graduates! William Marion Raines Senior High School is the longest serving historically black high school predominately serving students of color in Jacksonville. The historic institution was named for Professor William Marion Raines, a prominent and very respected educator in Jacksonville. He was principal for Matthew Gilbert Senior-Junior High School for 12 years. His educational background included studying at Florida Memorial College, Edward Waters College, Florida A & M University, Hampton Institute and Columbia University. He was known to be a christian gentleman and a mentor to the African American youth of Jacksonville. His community affiliation included serving as a sunday school teacher at historic Bethel Baptist Institutional Church for over 20 years. Detailed Information In 1964 the costume of education was to separate the races. So when the North-side of Jacksonville’s African American population started to increase the Duval County School Board had to decide where to educate its youth. The board decided to send them to Jean Ribault High School but the all white faculty and students rejected the idea of the board admitting black students. The school board then decided to build less than a mile from Ribault, a new, state of the art facility that cost 2 million dollars. School No. 165 opened its doors at 3663 Clarkson Avenue, on January 24, 1965 with a flourish. At the end of the 1965 Spring Semester the Duval County School Board approved the school name William Marion Raines Senior High School. From then until today the school has been a leader in education. The “2 Million Dollar School” as it was called in 1965, was led by Dr. Andrew A. Robinson for the first four years of its existence. The colors cardinal red and silver gray was chosen as the school colors and the Viking was chosen as the school’s mascot. Raines remained and all African American school until the government mandated desegregation in 1970. The following year after the court order, the faculty was integrated and another year later the student body was integrated. Raines was originally accredited in 1968, the first school in Duval County to achieve accreditation. Raines was re-accredited in 1978, 1988, 1998 and 2008 and was given glowing compliments from the visiting boards. Raines has been under the leadership of 12 principals: Dr. Andrew A. Robinson (Founding Principal 1965-1969), Dr. Ezekial W. Bryant (1969-1972), Mr. Kernaa McFarlin (1972-1978), Mr. Ike James (1978-1979), Mr. Jimmie Johnson (longest serving principal 1979-1995), Mr. Milton H. Threadcraft (1995-1997), Dr. Roy I. Mitchell (1997-2002), Mrs. Carol H. Daniels (2002-2006) and Mrs. Nongongoma Majova-Seane (2006-2009), Mr. George E. Maxey (2009-2011), Ms. Shateena Brown (2012-2013), Vincent Hall (2013-Present). Vincent Hall is the first graduate of Raines to serve as principal.

William M. Raines High School Class Of 2015

William M. Raines High Class of 2006

183 members · 1 new member

This group is designed for the graduating class of 2006 from William M. Raines High to reunite, socialize, and stay up to date with each other.

CALLING ALL MEMBERS - William M. Raines Class of 2002

243 members

Yes….we are getting old…the time is near…our 10 year reunion will be here before you BLINK… This group’s main focus is to get everyone in one place! We are taking ideas to help start planning the BEST REUNION ever…hey hell we deserve it!!

William M. Raines Class of 2001

213 members

President- Janine White-Williams Vice President- Keisha Engram-McCloud Secretary- Syteria Hartfield-Jenkins Treasurer- Marvin Prier Commitee/ Social Media President- Eboni Underwood-Williams

William M. Raines c/o 1999

135 members

This page was created for us to keep in contact as well as spread information in regards to upcoming events. Please add anyone in our class so everyone can get involved! -Ichi bon

William M. Raines C/O 1992

246 members

A group of William M. Raines graduates from the class of 1992.

William M. Raines Class of 1990

191 members

Alumni Committee

William M. Raines C/O 1988

256 members · 1 new member

To celebrate years of excellence in education, bonds of great friendships and to continue to build the legacy of the class of 1988. Help us plan & prepare for upcoming events that support our 88 Legacy. Email us @

William M Raines Class of 84 30 Year Reunion

William M Raines C/O 84 Alumni

150 members · 1 new member

Welcome to the official William M. Raines C/O 84 Alumni page! This page is for class information, events, discussions, and photos! Please submit positive posts, as all negative posts will result in you being blocked from this page. Welcome classmates!

Raines/Viking Class of ’81

William M. Raines Class of 1978

129 members

Welcome to William M. Raines Class of 1978. The purpose of this Facebook page is to enable communication exclusively for and with the Viking Class of 1978,

William M. Raines High School Friends

95 members

Keeping The Viking Tradition

William M. Raines High School Friends

William M. Raines High School Friends

The Incomparable William M. Raines Choruses

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