The William M. Raines National Alumni Association (RNAA), a 501(c)(3) organization, was established to continue the outstanding legacy of William M. Raines Senior High School through efforts that will forge and strengthen alumni relationships, assist students by providing scholarships, supporting the goodwill of the institution, and building partnerships with the business.
Any alumnus desiring to assist or chair one of the committees the alumni association has should contact the President or Vice-President.
In 1964, with an increase in Jacksonville’s African American population, Duval County School Board decided to send African American students to Jean Ribault High School, but the all-white faculty and students rejected the idea. The school board then decided to build a new facility, costing two million dollars. School No. 165 opened its doors at 3663 Clarkson Avenue on January 25, 1965. The opening of the school brought about the reassignment of 1,305 black high school students in grades nine through twelve from Northwestern Junior-Senior High School to the new school
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