U.S. School Clothes: Okeechobee High School (Okeechobee, Florida)

Figure 1.-- The Okeechobee High School was a primary school in central Florida. I think it may haved include 7th and 8th grade as well. Here we see the Freshman (9th grade) class in 946.

The Okeechobee High School was a secondary school in central Florida. We have some class photographs from the 1940s. An American high school has classes for grades 9 through 12. Sometimes the 9th graders are in the junior high. I think the junior and senior high may have been combined at this school. The images are a good reflection of how American children were dressing in the late 1940s. All of the girls wear dresses. Florida is the most southerly America state. The weather in central Florida can be stifeling hot. Yet all of the boiys wear long pants. Most of the boys or barefoot which was becoming increasingly less common in America after World War II. It was less common for the high school students to go barefoot than the elementary children, but a few did so,


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