Closed schools thread.

DeVilbiss won TCL football in 1989 and closed in 1990.
If I recall correctly, DeVilbiss finished #2 behind Ross in the coveted Toledo Blade trophy, Ha!

DeVilbiss also earned a spot in 1985 Division II Playoffs losing very first game against NOL and eventual Division II State Champion Galion. It was Tiger on Tiger crime
 
My father was the principal at Warren Market, and here’s what I remember: Market High was located at the old East Market Street School building, which was built in 1899 and, I believe, is still standing. Market High provided job skills and life skills to kids with developmental disabilities. It opened in 1960 as a junior high school and expanded year by year, graduating its first high school senior class in 1965. Around that time Market fielded its first basketball team. Clifford Johnson (later principal at WWR) and Duane Ulery were among the Wildcats' head coaches over the years. I believe boys’ basketball and boys’ track and field were Market’s only interscholastic sports. Market was a member of the TIA "A" League in the early ‘70s and the Wildcats played against Trumbull County’s smaller schools and the JV teams from some of the larger ones. Home basketball games were played at East Junior High. Market’s school colors, chosen by the students, were black and white, symbolizing racial harmony. Market High School was closed in 1972.
For our Warren friends. During the 1960’s-1970’s there was school named Warren Market. Can you shed any light on that school?
 
My father was the principal at Warren Market, and here’s what I remember: Market High was located at the old East Market Street School building, which was built in 1899 and, I believe, is still standing. Market High provided job skills and life skills to kids with developmental disabilities. It opened in 1960 as a junior high school and expanded year by year, graduating its first high school senior class in 1965. Around that time Market fielded its first basketball team. Clifford Johnson (later principal at WWR) and Duane Ulery were among the Wildcats' head coaches over the years. I believe boys’ basketball and boys’ track and field were Market’s only interscholastic sports. Market was a member of the TIA "A" League in the early ‘70s and the Wildcats played against Trumbull County’s smaller schools and the JV teams from some of the larger ones. Home basketball games were played at East Junior High. Market’s school colors, chosen by the students, were black and white, symbolizing racial harmony. Market High School was closed in 1972.
Thanks for your additional information.
 
Unfortunately that ship sailed when the state was handing out money for new schools back in the early 2000s. Several schools in western Ohio should have been forced to consolidate.
Absolutely. I never understood why the state didn’t tell the extremely small school districts that if they want to remain independent schools, that’s fine, but they would not be eligible for the state facility funding grants.
 
Unfortunately that ship sailed when the state was handing out money for new schools back in the early 2000s. Several schools in western Ohio should have been forced to consolidate.

*cough* Ottoville/Fort Jennings *cough*


Less extreme because all are currently able to function as individual schools. But all 3 districts around Defiance got new schools in the last 5-6 years. 3 schools, within 10 miles of each other. Kinda crazy. But again, unless you think Ayersville is in future danger, no reason to force those 3 to merge.
 
What are some potential schools to look for closing or merging in the next ten years?

my guess would be Vanlue or Fremont St. Joe
 
*cough* Ottoville/Fort Jennings *cough*


Less extreme because all are currently able to function as individual schools. But all 3 districts around Defiance got new schools in the last 5-6 years. 3 schools, within 10 miles of each other. Kinda crazy. But again, unless you think Ayersville is in future danger, no reason to force those 3 to merge.
Putnam County has roughly 35,000 people and 9 school districts, most of which are entirely within the county. Mercer County has roughly 43,000 people and 6 school districts, if you count Mendon-Union back in the day, Mercer County had 7. Mendon was no larger or smaller than a host of Putnam County schools, Vanlue, or New Knoxville. If Mendon could have held out 7 more years, they would have had new schools. Van Wert county has 29,000 people and 3 school districts, plus Delphos that has a smallish portion of the county. Am I missing something?
 
St Peter-St Joe Maggots- Fort Recovery (was this actually a school @IndianaBanana?)
I believe so.
But also add St. Paul/Sharpsburg to that list. Consolidated to Fort Recovery. The building was still used for 1st and 2nd graders for decades until the new elementary/middle school was built in 2000.
And now that I'm thinking about it there was another school that we called the "West" School. It was on the southern half of the block surrounded by Wayne, Center and Gwendolyn Streets. When I was a kid (and a few decades before me) it was used for Pre-school to 5th grade. The 1st and 2nd graders went there before being bussed to the aforementioned Sharpsburg school. And like Sharpsburg was torn down in 2000s once the new school was built. From what I understand they, at one point, bussed a grade to St. Peter too.

According to my Grandma, when she was little FR was pretty divided between Catholics and non-Catholics, with there also being two school systems. That old West School was the "Catholic School" and "Southwest Mercer" being the public school. The schools eventually consolidated and memory of all that is almost lost to time.
 
Germantown
Farmersville
Colonel White High School (Dayton)
Fairview High School (Dayton)
Kiser High School (Dayton)
Roth High School (Dayton)
Steele High School (Dayton)
Wilbur Wright High School (Dayton)
Steele? That closed in 1940. Going back in time!
 
In Cincinnati
Hartwell
Lincoln Heights(Merged w Princeton)
Greenhills and Forest Park(Winton Woods)
Hamilton Catholic (Badin)
Glen Este and Amelia (West Clermont)
Courter Tech
Add Hamersville & Mount Orab HS that consolidated to become Western Brown. Also, Courter Tech was Central High & Central Vocational before Courter Tech. Central Vocational was a consolidation of 6 vocational high schools, one of which was Cincinnati Automotive HS (1934-42).

Lincoln Heights did NOT merge with Princeton. Lincoln closed after 1970 and many of those students re-enrolled at Princeton. Princeton (1959) was a conglomeration of about 8 local small school high schools before that (Glendale HS being one of them).

Also, Talawanda was a combo of a bunch of local Oxford area schools, Oxford & Oxford McGuffey HS being two of them.

Add Plainville HS (1938-49) that was renamed Mariemont HS at the start of the 1949-50 school year.

Cincinnati Withrow HS was originally called East High (1919-24), being renamed for Mr. Withrow (long-time Cincinnati public school administrator) at the beginning of the 1924-25 year.

Many high schools throughout Ohio used to have "night" high schools as well. That practice lasted well into the 1960s.

Add Xenia's Woodrow Wilson HS, which was the Ohio Soldiers' & Sailors' Orphans Home before that. Also, the Otterbein Home (west of Lebanon near I-75) used to have some HS athletics back in the 1920s.
 
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Germantown
Farmersville
Colonel White High School (Dayton)
Fairview High School (Dayton)
Kiser High School (Dayton)
Roth High School (Dayton)
Steele High School (Dayton)
Wilbur Wright High School (Dayton)
Germantown and Valley View = Valley View, Colonel White = Thurgood Marshall, Roth = closed but Thurgood Marshall is where Roth used to be. Steele closed in 1940. Roosevelt was a "powerhouse" in Dayton they shut down in 1975.
 
Germantown and Valley View = Valley View, Colonel White = Thurgood Marshall, Roth = closed but Thurgood Marshall is where Roth used to be. Steele closed in 1940. Roosevelt was a "powerhouse" in Dayton they shut down in 1975.
I think you mean Germantown and Farmersville = Valley View.
 
Jacobs Center (Cincinnati). Closed some time around 2006 or 2007 I think.

They made the R20 play-offs in 2003.
 
The current Wapakoneta High School:
*Former Blume High School
*Cridersville High School
*Buckland High School

*Wapakoneta St.Joseph High School was open until the mid-1970’s.
 
Unfortunately that ship sailed when the state was handing out money for new schools back in the early 2000s. Several schools in western Ohio should have been forced to consolidate.
The sad thing is, most of the people in places who would oppose consolidation today (or actively did where it happened) are the same who would benefit the most, or are the ones who refuse the idea and then complain about how much it takes to keep a district or school open.
 
In Miami County you have these former high schools:
West Milton Bulldogs and Union Township Panthers- merged into the Milton-Union Bulldogs in 1936
Elizabeth Township Eagles and Stauton Township Scotties- merged into Miami Central Jets in 1953
Concord Township Comets- consolidated into Troy City Schools in 1954
Miami Central Jets and Lena-Conover Red Devils and Lostcreek Lions- merged into Miami East Vikings in 1959
Piqua Catholic Cavaliers- still open as an elementary/middle school but the high school closed merged with Sidney Holy Angels to form Lehman Catholic in 1970

Side Note- From as best as I can tell Washington Township and Springcreek Township which surround Piqua (like Stauton Township and Concord Township do for Troy), were never their own schools back in the day. I could be wrong and if anyone knows better feel free to correct me....
 
This just came up in a social media feed, some closed schools on this cover:

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On football schedules in 1982, 1983, & 1984 I see a team called Trinity Christian. Non-OHSAA (at least not in the computer points). Where was this school (or club team)? They played Landmark Christian each year and Landmark became Landmark Trinity at some point but not sure if that's related. Trinity Christian also played teams all over Ohio like Fairport Harding, Lorain Catholic, East Canton and Danville.

Any info on them? tean nickname? colors? location?
 
On football schedules in 1982, 1983, & 1984 I see a team called Trinity Christian. Non-OHSAA (at least not in the computer points). Where was this school (or club team)? They played Landmark Christian each year and Landmark became Landmark Trinity at some point but not sure if that's related. Trinity Christian also played teams all over Ohio like Fairport Harding, Lorain Catholic, East Canton and Danville.

Any info on them? tean nickname? colors? location?
I believe it was in Canton. Dont know other things you asked.
 
On football schedules in 1982, 1983, & 1984 I see a team called Trinity Christian. Non-OHSAA (at least not in the computer points). Where was this school (or club team)? They played Landmark Christian each year and Landmark became Landmark Trinity at some point but not sure if that's related. Trinity Christian also played teams all over Ohio like Fairport Harding, Lorain Catholic, East Canton and Danville.

Any info on them? tean nickname? colors? location?
So this was a small school in Canton, known as Trinity Christian... not to be confused with the Trinity Christian out of West Virginia, that some Ohio teams have played over the years. Their football program, which was Non-OHSAA but still counted for points for their opponents (similar to WRA or an out-of-state team) only existed from 1982-1984 (5-5 in 1982; 6-3-1 in 1983; 3-5 in 1984, and I'm not sure if their scheduled game with Fairport was ever actually played), were known as the Fighting Saints, and at least for 1984, were coached by Jim Patterson. The Landmark Christian school that they played was the school out of the Sharonville neighborhood in Cincinnati that eventually closed, but became the namesake of the club team that exists today.
 
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