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Wayne Township Consolidated School - Wayne Twnp PA

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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

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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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  1. Where was the school actually located?

    Bob · 04/09/2013 02:22 PM · #

  2. (EDITOR’S NOTE) This large school building, now vacant, is located off of Hollow Road just north of the Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church and Cemetery. Jeff

    Jeff Bales Jr · 06/10/2013 01:24 AM · #

  3. I went to this elimentary school i think from 1957 to 1962.

    JIM SLATER · 02/26/2014 07:07 PM · #

  4. I can remember playing jacks on the sidewalks outside this school and also pusing friends on the swings. One winter the olders kids made snow dinosaurs in the yard. I went there from 1st grade to sixth or seventh grade.

    Kathy Slater Whittington · 02/27/2014 10:09 AM · #

  5. My mom and her 2 brothers went there. Dollie, Bob and Bill McQuiston.

    Gwendolyn Buchanan · 03/01/2015 11:19 PM · #

  6. Went to school here all 6 grades in the 70’s. Played ball on little league team the Wayne Cardinals :-) fond memories.

    Tom Ryan · 07/04/2017 06:22 AM · #