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School History



God bless old Foreman High,

School that we love,

It’s as good as the best and

Better than the rest, with

Its principles and morals

High throughout.

Around the campus, through the buildings,

To the flag

That’s up above.

God Bless old Foreman High

The school we love.



Oscar Hamilton Elementary School

In 1987, the school board declared that what in the past had been Unity School would be named after Mr. Oscar Hamilton. In March 2005, the new elementary campus officially became referred to as Oscar Hamilton Elementary School. Oscar Hamilton retired from the Foreman School District after 33 years of service.

Hamilton served three years in the Navy, stationed on a ship in the South Pacific. After World War II ended, he worked his way through schools and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in math and chemistry from Philander Smith College in Little Rock. After graduation, he returned to Foreman to become the principal of Unity High School.

He served 16 years as principal of Unity School. Later Hamilton became assistant superintendent of the Foreman School District. He earned a master’s in secondary school administration from the University of Arkansas in 1961.

As supervisor of transportation, nutrition, and special programs Hamilton’s final working days were filled with year-end financial reports and evaluations of special programs.