I attended Graves Road Elementary School for grades 1-8 from 1956-64.
When my daughters were about 5 years old, I took them to Memphis for a visit, and we went to
see my old elementary school.
They weren't impressed.
I thought it had shrunk. I distinctly remember the ceilings being higher and the halls being wider and longer.
Maybe I'm just wider.
And the playground wasn't as big as I remembered either. Oh well.
My mother saved a box of my stuff and shipped it to me when she moved from Whitehaven in 1997.
Inside was one of my old
wallets which contained a bunch of pictures.
Some of them were taken in high school, but a few were from Graves.
I have scanned these and a lot of other old and recent photos of Graves alumni.
Most of these are listed in the menu above.
School Pictures 1 - Graves alumni pictures taken at Graves
School Pictures 2 - Pictures of Graves alumni taken in high school
Cheerleaders - Anne Elmore Greer's picture of the 1963-64 cheerleaders
Cheerleaders - Terry James's picture of the 1967-68 cheerleaders
Graves/Westwood Alumni - Pictures taken at the Westwood reunion in May 2003
Graves/Hillcrest Alumni - More pictures taken in May 2003
Alumni Quiz - See if you can recognize Graves alumni today
Quiz Answers - Side by side pictures of Graves alumni yesterday and today
4th Grade Rhythm Band - Self-explanatory
Football team - 1964 Graves Colts
More football - Terry James's picture of the 1967-68 football team
E-Mail List - Graves alumni
Teacher Pictures - Recent pictures of three Graves teachers
Cindy at Graves - Pictures of me in each grade at Graves
If you have some old photos that you would like to share, scan them as JPG files
(not BMP files, please) and e-mail them to me.
The City of Memphis Schools has a web site for Graves
but it's really not very informative.