HISTORY OF PLAINS HIGH SCHOOL
H. W. Taylor came as Superintendent in 1938 and by that time oil development in the County increased the enrolment and a larger building was necessary. This modern building was completed in 1939, and was of the same Spanish architectural design as the present Junior High, white brick with red tile roof. A white rail fence was built around the building. The gymnasium was one of the greatest delights for the students after playing on outdoor courts. This building burned in 1948. Roy Elliott was superintendent from 1939 until 1949. Don Terry came to Plains as the first official Band Director in 1941. Mr. Terry, and Mr. Frank Ferrall, business teacher later resigned to go into different branches of the Armed Forces. Both were killed in action in W.W. II. A Street in Plains was later named for Mr. Ferrell. Mrs. Shelby Jobes succeeded Mr. Terry as Band Director and later wrote the school song "Dear Old Plains High". The first school Annual was published in 1943. Although the school copies were destroyed in the fire in 1948, several copies remain in the Community.