Big Creek High School
The photos below were taken October 4,
The new elementary school has been completed. Big Creek High School is still there, but you can no longer see it from WV16.
The photos below were taken October 6,
Notice that the new elementary school is nearing completion. The new school almost completely blocks the view of the front of Big Creek High School. Compare these pictures to the ones taken in 2005 below.
You can just see the top of BCHS above and behind the elementary school.
This photo was taken at the back of the new elementary school. You can see BCHS on the right.
The photos below were taken at the
beginning of October 2006.
We were surprised to see that the "front yard" of Big Creek High School is gone. The football field and stands have been moved to a new location behind the school. The State of West Virginia is building a new elementary school where the football field used to be. As we mentioned last year, the State of West Virginia will close Big Creek High School in 2008. It's nice to see that War is getting a new elementary school, but it's sad to see the changes to BCHS.
The photos below were taken at the end of
This is before the construction of the elementary school began.
Sadly, the State of West Virginia plans to close Big Creek High School in 2008 [now delayed to 2010]. They are building a new school called Big Creek-Iaeger High School, located in Bradshaw. Students will be bused from War to Bradshaw. (See article below.)
On a happy note, the City of War plans to preserve the building as a museum.
Big Creek High School (Official Site)
Big creek High School Alumni Site
Protecting the past - Big Creek High School facing a new life
Bluefield Daily Telegraph
December 19, 2005
This article discusses the pending closing of BCHS in 2008 and details some of the ideas for preserving the heritage of Big Creek High School.