Lacovia High School
It is with a sense of great delight that we all celebrate with Jamaica and the world, Lacovia High School’s forty second year of existence as a noble and successful institution of learning. This is indeed a time for celebration and reflection.
Forty two years ago Lacovia Junior Secondary School opened its doors on the seventh of September, 1970. The school, sited on ten acres of land which was purchased from the Lewis’ family, was built to accommodate 650 students in three basic grades- 7, 8, and 9.
On the first morning, the founding principal, Mrs. Videna Falconer, with a staff of 16 teachers, began the task of establishing the school. 900 students drawn from 6 feeder schools, namely Lacovia Primary, Holland Primary, Slipe Primary, Newton Primary, and Park Mountain Primary were registered.
The school has gone through several transitional periods as it seeks to align itself with the traditional high schools Lacovia Junior Secondary, New Secondary, Lacovia Comprehensive High, and presently, Lacovia High School. After seven years of the school’s establishment, the founding principal, Mrs. V.M. Falconer retired.
In 1977 the leadership was taken over by Mr. A.J. Farquharson, who did not hesitate to build on the strong foundation laid by his predecessor. As in all organizations managers come and go, so 1987 welcomed another principal in the person of Mr. Moses Dodd. He too continued to build and ran, with vigour, that leg of the race before handing over the baton to Mrs. Marjorie Samuels in 1994, who acted for a brief period.
In September, 1996, Mr. Curlew Williams assumed responsibilities for the school and as a stalwart; he continued to play his part in the development of the school for seven years.
Mrs. Ruby Whyte took over as principal and, together with a dedicated staff, continued to make strides in positioning Lacovia High School on the Map. Mrs. Whyte demitted office on September 1, 2010, placing the mantle upon Mrs. Hope Morgan, who is committed to continue transforming the school into the diamond it should ultimately become.