Latitude and longitude coordinates are: 33.7046, -84.323.
Ronald E. McNair High School is a public school in DeKalb County Georgia United States located at 1804 Bouldercrest Road SE Atlanta GA 30316. It is southeast of Atlanta. The school was originally named Walker High School but was renamed to McNair High School in 1987.HistoryThe school was built in 1964 and originally named after Southern Civil War Major General William H.T. Walker. Walker was born in Augusta Georgia and died two miles north of the school during the Battle of Atlanta. There is a monument at the site of his death on the corner of Glenwood Avenue and Wilkinson Drive. Some of the last remaining Confederate fortifications in Grant Park (about three miles away from the school) were renamed Fort Walker in his honor. Walker High School was a " full five year" senior level high school with the first graduating class including 8th through 12th grades in 1969. Classes were first attended in the fall of 1966. The class of 1969 attended Gordon High School using " split sessions" in 1964. Students graduating in 1967 were the first Walker High School graduating class. The students were from other schools that were in overflow such as Gordon High School and Southwest DeKalb High School. The first class attending Walker High School from 8th grade to graduation (12th grade) was the class of 1970 (335 graduates). Walker averaged about 3 500 students total from 1967 to 1980 with graduating classes of about 350 to 400 students per year.The first annual was called The Astur and was first printed in 1966. The school paper was The Talon and the school' s colors were crimson and silver. The school' s alumni from 1967 to 1987 were known as the " Walker Warhawks" and won state championships in baseball (1968) wrestling (1967 - 1971) and track and field. Their mascot was Thor a red-tailed hawk that lived in a 20 by 40 foot cage inside the senior courtyard for about two years. The courtyard was an open area in the center of the school and was for graduating seniors only. Thor accidentally froze to death in late 1968. Thor has been preserved in flight and is still held by the Class of 1973.