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Guy B. Phillips Junior High

"I was never so angry, the first day that I went to Phillips. That's where I went to teach, Phillips. And I could not believe, when they had the lunch time, these kids ran, I mean, it was just like a zoo or something. Nobody, none of the teachers, corrected them. And I was just appalled by it..and you know, that never happened at Lincoln. I mean, that would never happen at Lincoln."

- Betty King

Guy B. Phillips Junior High was opened in 1963, replacing Chapel Hill Junior High School. Now Guy B. Phillips Middle School, the school added a new wing with a media center, computer labs, and a video classroom in 1992. The school is named for Dr. Guy B. Phillips, an educator and school administrator who eventually served as Dean of the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1948 to 1954.

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