Instead, they'll attend one named after America's first black commander-in-chief: Barack Obama.
The school stakeholders of Davis Magnet IB in Jackson, Mississippi, voted earlier this month to change the school's name to Barack Obama Magnet IB.
A public school in MS named after Confederate Jefferson Davis will soon be renamed after former president Barack Obama. The Jackson Public Schools Board of Trustees in September approved a measure allowing the Parent Teacher Association and the community to decide whether or not the school's name should be changed.
Jefferson confirmed that the school's community wanted "to reflect a person who fully represents ideals and public stances consistent with what we want our children to believe about themselves".
So, whose name will adorn the school building?
The school is now named after the late Jefferson Davis. Such a ruling would result in state control of the schools, meaning that the board of trustees would not meet for a while, The Clarion-Ledger reports.
Davis Magnet appears to be the first school in MS to be named after former president Obama.
There are now at least 20 schools across the country that bear the Obama name.
Davis Magnet School became an worldwide baccalaureate school in 2005 and was ranked first among Mississippi's 403 elementary schools in September based on 2016 test scores by SchoolDigger.com.
The name change will take effect during the 2018-19 school year at the school, the district said in a statement to WJTV.
"I wholeheartedly agree with the name", said Board President Camille Simms.
As president of the Confederate States during the American Civil War, Jefferson Davis's most noteworthy achievement may have been his talent for making enemies.