An official website of Arlington County Government

Video: Memories of Hoffman Boston

Reminiscences by Hoffman-Boston Teachers, Students and Parents

YouTube Preview Image


Presented on September 20, 2012, at Central Library,  as part of the Virginia Room’s ongoing Arlington Reunion series.

Hoffman-Boston High School was created in South Arlington as a segregated junior high school for African Americans.  It later served as the County’s first high school, and closed after graduating its last full class in 1964.

The school was later reopened as Hoffman Boston Elementary in the Oakridge neighborhood, and remains part of the Arlington schools system.

The program included screening of footage of the 1964 Hoffman-Boston Homecoming celebration, depicting the queen’s court, parade and homecoming football game, which Mr. Milton Rowe Sr.  has donated to the Virginia Room.


Learn more about Local History at Arlington Public Library.


Leave a Reply

We love to know what you think about our news and events. We read all comments, and post a selection of them here on the blog.

We do ask that comments stay on topic - for more guidelines on what we consider appropriate feedback, see our comment policy. If you have concerns or urgent questions that require a response, please email the Library.

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a Gravatar.