Schools - Abandoned by Sherman Cahal

Schools

A list of abandoned schools in the United States.

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Green Township Public School

Green Township Public School

The Green Township Public School is located in Williamsburg, Indiana. The school initially served kindergarten through 12 students, although it later served students from nearby Webster.

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

Mays Lick Consolidated School

Mays Lick Consolidated School

Mays Lick Consolidated School is a former school in Mays Lick, Kentucky. Constructed in 1909-1910, it served as the first high school in Mason County. Until 1960, it 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 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

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 is a formerly abandoned school in the Parkland neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky. It was renovated to house Family Scholar House, a non-profit organization that provides housing and support services for single-parent college students and their families.

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

Other

Arjay School

The Arjay School is located in the former Arjay Coal Company town of Arjay, Kentucky.

Blaine School

The Blaine School, a Works Progress Administration (WPA) project, was located in Blaine, Kentucky.

Grassy School

The Grassy School was located in Grassy, Kentucky.

Irvine High School

The Irvine High School in Irvine, Kentucky was constructed in 1930.

Kettle Island School

The Kettle Island School was located in Kettle Island, Kentucky and was constructed by the Pioneer Coal Company. The coal camp, named for the early settlers who did laundry in a common kettle on an island in Straight Creek, was formed in 1912.

Kevil School

The Kevil School was located in Kevil, Kentucky.

Lynn School

The Lynn School was located in Lynn, Kentucky. It was demolished in 2016.

Morgan School

The Morgan School in Morgan, Kentucky was constructed in 1929.

Oddville School

The Oddville School is located in Oddville, Kentucky.

Oxford School

The Oxford School is located in Oxford, Kentucky. It was completed in 1928.

Pleasant Home School

The Pleasant Home School is located in Pleasant Home, Kentucky.

Pleasant Retreat Ridge School

The Pleasant Retreat Ridge School is located along KY 625 south of Milton, Kentucky.

Tomahawk School

The Tomahawk School is located in Tomahawk, Kentucky and was constructed by the Works Progress Administration (WPA). It closed in 2002 when it and the Grassy School was merged into the new Eden Elementary School.

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

Other

Shingleton School

The Shingleton School is located in Shingleton, Michigan.

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

Other

Dawson-Bryant High School

The Dawson-Bryant High School is located in Coal Grove, Ohio and was constructed in 1931.

Decatur Township School

The Decatur Township School is located in northern Lawrence County, Ohio.

Georgetown School

The original Georgetown School fronting Green Street in Georgetown, Ohio was completed in 1921. It was expanded in 1931.

Green Township School

The Green Township School in Powellsville, Ohio was constructed in 1925 and closed in 1961.

Green Township School No. 2

The Green Township School No. 2 in Franklin Furnace, Ohio was constructed in 1949-50 and closed on April 22, 2009.

John Simpson Junior High School

The John Simpson Junior High School, constructed in 1939, was located in Mansfield, Ohio. The building later became home to the middle school before closing in 2007.

Murray City School

The Murray City School in Murray City, Ohio was constructed in 1912-14 and closed in 1981.

Rose Farm School

The Rose Farm School, located in Rose Farm, Ohio, was constructed in 1931.

Sayre School

The Sayre School, located in Sayre, Ohio, was constructed in 1908.

Sunshine School

The Sunshine School is located north of Sciotoville, Ohio.

Trimble Township School

The Trimble Township School is located in Hollister, Ohio.

Valley Rural School

The Valley Rural School was located in Lucasville, Ohio and was in operation from 1928 to 1993.

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

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 a former school along 3rd Street in Bluefield, West Virginia.

Location: Bluefield, West Virginia
Status: Abandoned

Big Creek High School

Big Creek High School

Big Creek High School is a former school in War, West Virginia. Big Creek gained national attention in the 1999 movie “October Sky.”

Location: War, West Virginia
Status: Demolished

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:

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 a former school in Elbert, West Virginia, a former coal camp owned by the United States Steel Gary Works.

Location: Elbert, West Virginia
Status: Active

Gary High School

Gary High School

Gary High School is a former school in Gary, West Virginia that was home to the Coaldiggers.

Location: Gary, West Virginia
Status: Active

Gary Negro Grade School and the Gary District High School

Gary Negro Grade and District High School

The Gary Negro Grade School and the Gary District High School is a former school in Gary, West Virginia, a former coal camp owned by United States Steel.

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

Greenbrier High School

Greenbrier 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: Ronceverte, West Virginia
Status: Abandoned

Iaeger Graded and Junior High School

Iaeger Graded and Junior High School

The former Iaeger Graded and Junior High School is located in Iaeger, West Virginia and was initially 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 is a former school that was located at 1401 McColloch Street, Wheeling, West Virginia that 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 a former school on Hill Street in Hinton, West Virginia.

Location: Hinton, West Virginia
Status: Closed

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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

Other

Clarksburg Central Junior High School

Clarksburg Central Junior High School was located along School Street in downtown Clarksburg, West Virginia. Demolition on the school began in March 2014 and was completed several weeks later.

Genesis School

The Genesis School is located in McMechen, West Virginia.

Jolo Grade School

The Jolo Grade School is located in Jolo, West Virginia and was constructed by the Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works. It was designed by Hassel T. Hicks and constructed by Virgil Stowe. While the school has since closed, the building still operates as a community center.

Lenore Junior High School

Lenore Junior High School was located in Lenore, West Virginia. Lenore, along with Kermit, West Virginia’s high school, were merged to form Tug Valley High School in 1987.

Mallory School

The Mallory School is located in Mallory, West Virginia.

Sweet Springs School

The four-room Sweet Springs School is located in Sweet Springs, West Virginia.

Turkey Bone No. 14 School

The Turkey Bone No. 14 School is located in Webster County, West Virginia.