A listing and gallery of abandoned schools in the United States.

Kentucky

Barlow, Kentucky School

Ballard Memorial High School

The Ballard Memorial High School is located in Barlow and was finished by the Works Progress Administration as Project 2214 in 1936.

  • Location: Barlow, Kentucky
  • Status: Abandoned

Broadway School

The Broadway School is located along Broadway in Hazard, and was constructed in 1912 as the first Hazard public school specific to high school students. It is scheduled for demolition.

  • Location: Hazard, Kentucky
  • Status: Demolishe

Campton High School

Campton High School

The Campton High School is a former high school in Campton, Kentucky. It was the first publicly funded high school in Wolfe County.

  • Location: Campton, Kentucky
  • Status: Renovated

Erie School and Aiken Hall

Erie School and Aiken Hall

The Erie School and Aiken Hall is a former private religious school of the United Methodist Church in Olive Hill, Kentucky, in operation from 1914 to 1958.

  • Location: Olive Hill, Kentucky
  • Status: Abandoned, Close

M.C. Napier School

M.C. Napier High School

The M.C. Napier High School is a former high school along the banks of the North Fork Kentucky River in Hazard, Kentucky. The school was named after M.C. Napier who played for the Hazard Navajos from 1969 to 1973.

  • Location: Hazard, Kentucky
  • Status: Abandoned

McKee School

McKee School

The McKee High School is located in McKee and was constructed by the Works Progress Administration in 1938.

  • Location: McKee, Kentucky
  • Status: Abandoned

Millersburg Military Institute

Millersburg Military Institute

The Millersburg Military Institute, founded in 1852 in Millersburg, closed over 150 years later due to dwindling enrollment. It briefly reopened in 2009 for a few years.

  • Location: Millersburg, Kentucky
  • Status: Closed

Olive Hill High School

Olive Hill High School

Olive Hill High School is located on a bluff in downtown Olive Hill, Kentucky. Briefly abandoned, the buildings are being renovated to house storefronts and community space.

  • Location: Olive Hill, Kentucky
  • Status: Renovated, Closed

Ruddles Mills School

The Ruddles Mill School is located in rural Bourbon County was dedicated on October 1, 1923 to serve the small community of several hundred that was named for Isaac Ruddell.

  • Location: Ruddles Mill, Kentucky
  • Status: Renovated

Sue Bennett College

Sue Bennett College

Sue Bennett College is a former private college in London and was in operation from 1897 through 1997. Affiliated with the Women’s Division of the General Board of Global Ministries, the national organization of the United Methodist Church, it began as an elementary school before becoming a two-year college.

  • Location: London, Kentucky
  • Status: Closed

Other Abandoned Kentucky Schools

A gallery of other abandoned Kentucky schools.

New York

St. Anns School

St. Ann’s School

St. Ann’s School is an abandoned 500-room college preparatory academy and military school in Floral City, New York. It operated from 1889 until 1991 when financial considerations forced it to close.

  • Location: New York
  • Status: Abandoned

Other Abandoned New York Schools

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Ohio

Fairview School

Fairview School

Fairview School is located in the Fairview neighborhood in Cincinnati and was built from 1888-90 in the Romanesque Revival architectural style.

  • Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Status: Renovated

Higginsport School

Higginsport School

The Higginsport School is a former school being renovated in Higginsport, Ohio.

  • Location: Higginsport, Ohio
  • Status: Being Renovated

Ironton High School

Ironton High School, located in Ironton, Ohio, is an active school that was partly demolished and rebuilt from 2007 to 2010.

  • Location: Ironton, Ohio
  • Status: Rebuilt

Linwood Public School

Linwood Public School

Linwood Public School is a former school in the Linwood neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio. It was in use from 1929 to 2005.

  • Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Status: Closed

McKinley School

McKinley School

The McKinley School is a restored school along Eastern Avenue in Cincinnati, Ohio that was built in 1876 and expanded upon in 1919.

  • Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Status: Renovated

Monitor School

Monitor School, located in Coal Grove, was constructed in 1905. It has been closed since 1984.

  • Location: Coal Grove, Ohio
  • Status: Abandoned

Pomeroy Junior High School

Pomeroy’s Junior High School was constructed in 1929 and vacated in 1970, when the Pomeroy, Rutland and Middleport schools consolidated into the Meigs Local School District.

  • Location: Pomeroy, Ohio
  • Status: Demolished

St. Lawrence O’Toole Catholic School

St. Lawrence O’Toole School was a former catholic school in Ironton. Constructed in 1910, the 11,910 square-foot institute served grades one through eight until the early 1980s. The building was repurposed shortly thereafter into a community center that lasted only a brief period.

  • Location: Ironton, Ohio
  • Status: Renovated

Waterloo School

Waterloo School is a former school in Waterloo.

  • Location: Waterloo, Ohio
  • Status: Demolished

Windsor School

Windsor School

The Windsor School is a former school located in the Walnut Hills neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio.

  • Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Status: Renovated

Other Abandoned Ohio Schools

A gallery of other abandoned Ohio schools.

West Virginia

Beaver High School

Beaver High School

Beaver High School is a former school along 3rd Street in Bluefield, West Virginia.

  • Location: Bluefield, West Virginia
  • Status: Abandoned

Bluestone School

Bluestone School

Bluestone School is a former school in Bramwell, West Virginia that was constructed in 1948 as an elementary and high school for black students.

  • Location: Bramwell, West Virginia
  • Status: Abandoned

Jefferson School

Jefferson School

The Jefferson School is a former school that was located at 1401 McColloch Street, Wheeling, West Virginia and was constructed in the late 1800’s.

  • Location: Wheeling, West Virginia
  • Status: Demolished

Lakin Industrial School for Colored Boys

Lakin Industrial School for Colored Boys

Lakin Industrial School for Colored Boys, located north of Point Pleasant, was a reform school for blacks.

  • Location: Lakin, West Virginia
  • Status: Demolished

Other Abandoned West Virginia Schools

A gallery of other abandoned West Virginia schools.