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A list of abandoned schools in the United States.

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Green Township Public School (Williamsburg, Indiana)

Green Township Public School

The Green Township Public School is located in Williamsburg.

Location: Williamsburg, Indiana
Status: Closed

Utica School

The Utica School is located in Utica and was constructed in 1873 as the First District School in Utica Township. It was rebuilt in 1936 as a Works Progress Administration project.

Location: Utica, Indiana
Status: Renovated

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

Big Rock School

Big Rock School

Big Rock School is located along Cane Creek near Jackson, Kentucky. The two-story structure was constructed of load-bearing sandstone by the Works Progress Administration

Location: Jackson, Kentucky
Status: Abandoned

Blaine, Kentucky School

Blaine School

The Blaine School was located in Blaine and was completed as a Works Progress Administration (WPA) project.

Location: Blaine, Kentucky
Status: Demolished

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: Demolished

Buckeye School

Buckeye School

The Buckeye School is located along Kentucky Route 39 in Buckeye and was opened in May 1919.

Location: Buckeye, Kentucky
Status: Abandoned

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

Edmonton High School

Edmonton High School

Edmonton High School is a former high school in Edmonton, Kentucky.

Location: Edmonton, Kentucky
Status: Abandoned

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/Closed

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Farmington High School

Farmington High School was located in Farmington and was constructed in 1934 by the Kentucky Emergency Relief Administration.

Location: Farmington , Kentucky
Status: Abandoned

Frenchburg Presbyterian College

Frenchburg Presbyterian College

The Frenchburg Presbyterian College in Frenchburg, Kentucky is a former school and hospital operated by the United Presbyterian Church. It was also the only hospital between Lexington and Ashland for a period of time.

Location: Frenchburg, Kentucky
Status: Abandoned

Haldeman Elementary

Haldeman School

Haldeman School in Haldeman was constructed in 1936 as a Works Progress Administration project. The school closed in 1991.

Location: Haldeman, Kentucky
Status: Partially Demolished

Hazel Green Academy

Hazel Green Academy

Hazel Green Academy is a former private school in Hazel Green.

Location: Hazel Green, Kentucky
Status: Closed/Abandoned

Lawton School

Lawton School

The Lawton Elementary School is a former school in Lawton, Kentucky that closed in 1994 when it and Clark Hill and Grahn was merged into Olive Hill Elementary.

Location: Lawton, Kentucky
Status: Abandoned

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Mays Lick Consolidated School

Mays Lick Consolidated School is located in Mays Lick and was constructed in 1909-1910 for $32,500. The building was the first high school in Mason County and until 1960, was the only public high school to serve the Mays Lick District.

Location: Mays Lick, Kentucky
Status: Abandoned

M.C. Napier High School

M.C. Napier High School

The Napier High School in Hazard opened in 1953 and remained in use until 2005. In only a few short years, the property has become battered and beaten, and sports a trashed interior and a very leaky roof.

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

Mt. Sterling High School

Mt. Sterling High School

The Mt. Sterling High School building is located along Maysville Road in Mt. Sterling.

Location: Mt. Sterling, Kentucky
Status: Renovated

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: Being Renovated

Parkland School

Parkland School

Parkland School was an abandoned school in the Parkland neighborhood of Louisville.

Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Status: Renovated

Ravenna Grade School

Ravenna Grade School

The Ravenna Grade School, located in Ravenna, Kentucky, was in operation from 1927 to 1998.

Location: Ravenna, Kentucky
Status: Abandoned

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:

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

St. Anthony High School

St. Anthony High School

St. Anthony High School, also known as East Catholic High School, was located at Sheridan Street and Farnsworth Street in Detroit, Michigan. The complex closed in 2005 and demolished in 2012.

Location: Detroit, Michigan
Status: Demolished

St. John Berchmans Catholic Church and School

St. John Berchmans Catholic Church and School

St. John Berchmans Catholic Church and School, located on the east side of Detroit, Michigan, operated as a combination church and school. After it closed in 1986, it remained vacant until it was reopened as the Colin Powell Academy, a charter school. After being plagued with financial and academic difficulties, it closed in 2010.

Location: Detroit, Michigan
Status: Abandoned

Caesar Creek Township School

Caesar Creek Township School

Caesar Creek School, located in Caesar Creek Township in rural Greene County, was constructed as a high school in 1908.

Location: Greene County, Ohio
Status: Abandoned

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Crooksville High School

The Crooksville High School is located in Crooksville and was constructed in 1904 as the city’s high school.

Location: Crooksville, Ohio
Status: Abandoned

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, Ohio School

Higginsport School

The architecturally significant Higginsport School is located in Higginsport, Ohio along the Ohio River.

Location: Higginsport, Ohio
Status: Abandoned

Ironton High School

Ironton High School

Erected in 1922, this grand classical brick school in Ironton was demolished in 2007.

Location: Ironton, Ohio
Status: Rebuilt

Linwood Public School

Linwood Public School

Linwood Public School is located in the Linwood neighborhood in Cincinnati. Constructed in 1929, Linwood was designed in the Romanesque Revival architectural style by Fecheimer & Ilhorst. It closed in 2005.

Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Status: Closed

McKinley School

McKinley School

The McKinley School, located along Eastern Avenue in Cincinnati, was constructed in 1876 and enlarged in 1919.

Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Status: Active

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

Windsor School School is located in the Walnut Hills neighborhood in Cincinnati and was constructed in 1888.

Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Status: Closed

Larimer School

Larimer School

The Larimer School is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is named for William Larimer, Jr., who opened the first Conestoga wagon business in the area.

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Status: Under Renovations

Gary High School

Adkins District High School

Gary High School is located in Gary and was home to the Coaldiggers.

Location: Gary, West Virginia
Status: Active

Alderson Academy

Alderson Academy

The Alderson Academy was a Baptist-affiliated school. After its merger with Broaddus College in Philippi, the Alderson campus was mothballed. It was reused by two other colleges before being abandoned.

Location: West Virginia
Status: Abandoned

Beaver High School

Beaver High School

Beaver High School is located along 3rd Street in Bluefield.

Location: Bluefield, West Virginia
Status: Abandoned

Big Creek High School

Big Creek High School was located in War. It gained some national attention in the 1999 movie “October Sky,” and was referred to as “the historic home of the Rocket Boys of McDowell County.”

Location: War, West Virginia
Status: Demolished

Bluestone School

Bluestone High School

Bluestone High School is located in Bramwell. Constructed in 1948, it served as an elementary and high school for African-Americans.

Location: Bramwell, West Virginia
Status:

Cove School

Closed in 1991, Cove School was located in downtown Weirton.

Location: Weirton, West Virginia
Status: Demolished

Elbert-Filbert Public School

Elbert-Filbert Public School

The Elbert-Filbert Public School is located in Elbert, a coal mining community in the United States Steel Gary Works.

Location: Elbert, West Virginia
Status: Active

Gary Grade and District High School

Gary Grade and District High School

The Gary Negro Grade School and the Gary District High School is located in Gary.

Location: Gary, West Virginia
Status: Abandoned

Glen Rogers High School

Glen Rogers High School

The Glen Rogers high school, located deep within the coalfields of Wyoming County along Laurel Fork, was built in 1951 to replace an earlier structure.

Location: Glen Rogers, West Virginia
Status: Demolished

Iaeger Graded and Junior High School

Iaeger Graded and Junior High School

The Iaeger Graded and Junior High School is located in Iaeger and was constructed in 1922

Location: Iaeger, West Virginia
Status: Abandoned

Iaeger High School

Iaeger High School

Iaeger High School, located in Iaeger, was demolished in beginning in June 2010.

Location: Iaeger, West Virginia
Status: Demolished

Jefferson School

Jefferson School

The Jefferson School, located at 1401 McColloch Street in Wheeling, 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

Lincoln School

Lincoln School

The Lincoln School is located on Hill Street in Hinton and was built for black students prior to desegregation.

Location: Hinton, West Virginia
Status:

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Trap Hill School

Trap Hill High School is located in Surveyor and served the Trap Hill district from its inception in 1930 until a new facility was constructed in the 2000’s.

Location: Surveyor, West Virginia
Status: Demolished

War High School

War High School is located in War and was constructed in 1923 for white students by the Big Creek District Board of Education as a result of a 440% population growth in the preceding decade.

Location: War, West Virginia
Status: Abandoned