The African-American Schools of Louisa County
Former African-American Schools
in Louisa County, Virginia


Cuckoo School
Location: Approx 1 mile east of Cuckoo on Rt. 33 next to Philippi Church
Number of rooms: 2
Year Constructed: 1925
Year Closed:
Building Still Exists: Yes

In 1948, Cuckoo was owned by the county and had an enrollment of 56 students.  There were 207 usable books in the library, including 10 art and 10 music books.

From: A Survey of Negro Education in Louisa County, Paul Everett Behrens, 1949. University of Virginia Special Collections (Master's Thesis)

Please help us gather more information about the Cuckoo school. We are seeking first person narratives, photographs and written accounts about the school. If you have information to share, please contact the
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