DeKalb County Schools let out Friday and with the end of the school year, Avondale High and Middle will go dark when the last students leave.
When both schools close, they leave behind memories, both good and bad. At least one of the two schools -- Avondale High -- leaves behind a football legacy dating back to the 1950s.
DeKalb County is closing both local schools as part of a cost saving measure to save the district $12 million. Student are now redistricted to other area schools. Locally, that means students will attend Druid Hills High and Middle (Shamrock) schools.