Our History

Walker Gamble Elementary School was established in 1953 because of the desire and passion of Mrs. and Mrs. Silas Walker, Jr. and Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Gamble. Mr. Walker and Mr. Gamble had a vision for African American children to have more educational opportunities. Both men provided their own land to construct what originally became Walker Gamble High School. Along with core classes, home economics, auto mechanics, landscaping, masonry, and steel and sheet metal classes were offered.

In 1956, the second portion of the school was constructed which included the gymnasium, an agricultural department and a music room. The school was also used to provide night classes for adults. In 1970, the school was integrated and renamed East Clarendon Middle School however due to the efforts of many in the New Zion community the original name was restored in the mid 1980's.

Walker-Gamble School Alma Mater

Dear Walker Gamble,

We will al-ways honor you;

Oh, how we praise thee,

Our bright gold and blue.

In Whatever we choose to do;

We will never forget you;

Our dear School so true.


Walker Gamble High School,

We will ever be true to thee;

Walker Gamble High School,

We thank God for thee.

Where Shrubberies Tremble,

As the winds come passing by;

We will forever,

Wave our banners high.

May God's arm protect you,

As you stand so fond and true;

May His eyes watch over you,

Walker Gamble true.

R.M. Brown