Rosa Parks attended a one-room school in Pine Level, Ala. as a young child. From there, she attended many segregated schools throughout Montgomery, Ala., including the Industrial School for Girls. For high school, Parks attended a laboratory school known as the All African American Booker T. Washington High School.
The high school Parks went to was a laboratory school run by the Alabama State Teachers College for Negroes. She attended high school there until 1929, when she was in the 11th grade. It was then that her grandmother became sick, and Parks left school to attend to her and to help her mother. She never returned to school and instead found work in a factory in Montgomery.