The David T. Howard school in Old Fourth Ward will reopen in 2020 as the Grady cluster’s new middle school, replacing the current Inman middle school. The original building opened in 1924, serving as an elementary school and a high school until 1976. The land for the school was Donated by David T. Howard, who born a slave and went on to be one of Atlanta's greatest business leaders and philanthropists.
Prominent David T. Howard alumni include:
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr
Hon. Clarence Cooper
Mildred McDaniel Singleton.
Our team had its origins in 2006 as the Samuel Inman Middle School boys lacrosse team. The team was among the first middle school programs in the state and won one of the initial middle school championships. Most of the parents who coached "aged out" and the team eventually went dormant.
The Inman team was re-launched in the fall of 2019 and has played without a home field for the past two years. We went 16-1 in our first year and 2-4-1 in our second prior to the Coronavirus shutdown. We are excited to finally have our own home field at our new school in addition to usage of the Walden Complex in partnership with the Grady High School team.