Glen Rogers High School - Abandoned by Sherman Cahal

Glen Rogers High School

The Glen Rogers High School was located in the coal camp of Glen Rogers, West Virginia. The first high school classes were offered in 1928, with the first graduation ceremony being held in 1929 with just two students.2 In 1951, a new two-story complex was constructed 1 at a cost of $172,750.2

The high school closed in 1992 when enrollment dropped under 200 students; students were consolidated into Pineville and Oceana High schools.1 It was demolished in 2013 after an arson destroyed much of the building.2



  1. So sad how the closed high schools have been left to ruin. I don’t understand why they wasn’t made into shelters for low income, elderly or homeless. People on low income who aren’t able to cook or clean for themselves, go to the grocery store or doctor could have really benefitted from a place like that. Add an elevator in each end of the school would have solved the mobility problem, there is so many things that could have been done with the buildings.

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