• Booker T. Washington High School

    Established in 1912

    6000 College Parkway ~ Pensacola, FL 32504 ~ 850.475.5257  

  • Booker Taliaferro Washington

    April 5, 1856 – November 14, 1915 

Booker T Washington
  • Booker T. Washington High School is a secondary school currently located in Pensacola, Florida, and is part of the Escambia County School District. The school was named after the African-American education pioneer, Booker Taliaferro Washington. He was an educator, author, and orator during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Mr. Washington, having been born into slavery, played a strong role in fighting racial discrimination. After the Civil War he attended college at Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute, which is now Hampton University. For more than three decades, he served as the first principal of Tuskegee University, where he developed the concept of practical education as a means for social advancement, advocating for vocational training as opposed to a classical academic education. He supported learning trades, obtaining land, and gaining economic self-determination for African Americans. Due to his ideas of advocacy for economic cooperation between white and black communities, he became an advisor to Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft, where he was able to further represent the African American community.

  • crest


    The mission of Booker T. Washington High School is to provide a quality education in a safe, supportive environment so that all students can achieve success.


    Blue and White



    Here in the state of dear old Florida
    Here is our home so near the water
    There is a spot so dear to all our hearts
    We love to sing of it, e'er we shall part
    Washington dear, they name we love to hear
    We'll ever honor thee, thy name revere
    Washington we love thee
    They dear name adore
    And we'll honor thee
    Yes, where e'er we go
    Though our years be weary
    Hard our way and long
    To our Alma Mater we'll sing out our song
    Washington we love thee.


    Give me that old
    Old Wildcat Spirit
    Give me that old Wildcat Spirit
    It's good enough for me


    Booker T. Washington
    Defender of the White and Blue
    We will always loyal be
    And raise a cheer for you
    All for one and one for all
    We've got the will to win for thee
    So we Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight!
    Till we win the victory


    I'm so glad
    That I'm from Booker T.
    I'm so glad
    That I'm from Booker T.
    I'm so glad
    That I'm from Booker T.
    Singing Glory Hallelujah
    I'm from Booker T.

  • ECSD Vision

    Create a school district where parents want to send their children, students want to learn, teachers want to teach and employees want to work.