Akron Public Schools - Schools That Have Been Closed

Schools That Have Been Closed

  • Central High School - built in 1884, sat on the current site of Central-Hower High School until it was demolished and replaced in 1973. It was originally known as Akron High School until South was built in 1911, then it was renamed Central.
  • Central-Hower High School (123 S. Forge St.) - This building closed at the end of the 2005-2006 school year. It is currently being used as a temporary East High School as their facility is being renovated and expanded. Once East High School is done they will begin to rebuild Buchtel High School and Central Hower will be used by Buchtel kids.
  • Crosby - closed in 2004 and is currently used and the Akron Alternative School.
  • Goodyear Middle School - The school closed and was combined with East High School once construction was completed.
  • Grace Elementary School - Became an antiques mall for a few years, since demolished. The land is now houses a car dealership.
  • Fairlawn Elementary School - This Building was demolished in 2006 and replaced by Judith Resnik Community Learning Center, which was built on the same location.
  • Erie Island, Stewart, and Lincoln elementary schools closed at the end of the 2008-09 school year.
  • Heminger Elementary - Closed in 2008
  • Hotchkiss Elementary - closed in 2007 and is now called Bridges, a program with children with disabilities.
  • Hower Vocational High School (130 W. Exchange St.) - named for M. Otis Hower (1858-1916), an Akron manufacturing leader. APS opened trade classes in Perkins Elementary in 1927 and eventually renamed the building for Hower. It housed the Central-Hower student body after their merger until 1975 when the new building went up and then was demolished in 1978.
  • Lane Elementary - This building was demolished in 1980. Helen Arnold Community Learning Center, which opened in the fall of 2007, was built near the former school to serve students in the neighborhood.
  • Margaret Park Elementary - Closed in 2008.
  • Perkins Technology Middle School - 3 buildings were constructed (1872, 1920, 1954). The second one was renamed Hower Vocational School. The original building was torn down in 1949.
  • Riedinger and Goodrich middle schools closed in 2009.
  • South High School (1055 East Ave.) - This school closed at the end of the 1979-1980 school year. It reopened in 1994 as an intermediate visual and performing arts school, renamed George C. Miller South School for the Visual and Performing Arts.
  • Thomastown Elementary School - Now houses the Haunted Schoolhouse.
  • West High School (315 S. Maple St.) - built in 1914 and closed around 1953 to be reopened as West Jr. High School.
  • West Jr. High School - Opened around 1953 in the former West HS. Closed in 1980 and later became senior citizen living apartments.

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