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The five-room Wayne Township Consolidated School, built as part of the federal government’s PWA initiative, opened for classes for students in grades 1-8 in early September 1937. When it opened the old one-room schools of Quarry, Mt. Hope, and Locust Ridge were closed for good. Due to overcrowding one additional room was added in 1941 and 1950 and a major addition of four classrooms was completed in 1955. At that time the crowded school contained 355 total students. The school, part of the Ellwood City Area School District beginning in July 1959, was closed due to dwindling attendance in 1984 and the property was sold less than a decade later. It currently sits vacant. (c2012) Full Size
A class photo – possibly sixth or seventh graders – from the Wayne Township Consolidated School during 1952. I have a listing of all the names and will post them later. The teacher is identified as Mrs. Kelso. (1952) Full Size
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