Demolition of Kinnison school 2005 

Chely Williams collection

Hickman School (Springer; Pleasant Valley) Jackson Twp. just west of Hickman Cemetery, East side of Savageville Road. 

Chely Williams collection

The 1956-57 9th Grade school class at Oak Hill, Ohio in Jackson Co.

Mark Howell collection

Thanks Delcie (Gray) Pound for this great picture of the Berlin X Roads school kids. Year 1927-28

Kinnison kindergarten kids 1952-1953 school year

Pine School in Liberty Township 

Chely Williams collection

Lucas school located on Sour Run Road 

Chely Williams collection

Students inside Pine School at Liberty Twp. in Jackson Co., Ohio back in the day

Mark Howell collection

Inside Hickman School circa 1949 teacher, Mrs. Ruth Landrum

Chely Williams collection

Franklin Valley School Franklin Twp. Just east of Franklin Valley Road on the south side of Sternberger Road. 

Chely Williamscollection

Jackson High School

The one-room schoolhouse near Buckeye Furnace, Ohio in Jackson Co. as it appeared in 1935

Bloomfield Township Elementary School 

Chely Williams collection

Scudder School 1938

Karen Sue Wikoff collection

The Cambria School, located in Jefferson Township, on old Route 75, east of Route 140 

Chely Williams collection

One room Whitt school house 1903-1904 school year teacher Dora Lucas Smith. Madison township, Jackson co. 

Chely Williams collection

Jackson High School Band in 1941, just months before the Pearl Harbor attack.

Milton Township School on Rt. 327

photo by Tyrone Hemry November 2015

Fox Den one room school house located northwest corner of Madison Township near Cooper Hollow Wildlife Area. Closed in 1934 and moved to Blackfork in Lawrence county. 

Chely Williams collection

Saviageville school with With Carl Drake Jr., Mary Drake and Oscar Drake's 

1935 Donna Wilson collection

Hickman School in Jackson Township, Jackson County closed in 1951 and students then had to go to Jackson Elementary School

The coal shed was near the front of the school and boy and girls toilets behind the school. The coal shed held coal for the stove inside the school which warmed the school during cold days. The school was at the edge of Hickman property. Someone bought the schoolhouse and moved it away. It later burned. Some of the teachers were Gladys McMann, Ethel Weinrich, and Ruth Landrum (3rd-7th grade)

Saviageville school Jackson Township Local School in 2006 

School at Centerville
photo by Tyrone Hemry
Former Liberty township School located on the Beaver Pike at Liberty Built in 1950 and closed in 1970
photo by Tyrone Hemry January 2011
Franklin Township School
Jackson High School on Broadway about 1908
East School on South Street, Jackson 1891-1950
1914 Jackson, Ohio East Side School on South Street
Jackson Kinnison High School about 1912
Jackson Kinnison High School

Wellston School Class

Harvey Wells School in Wellston

1883 is the real beginning of Wellston high school. The southern part of the city grew rapidly and a school was needed in that part of town. The first was a wooden structure which burned and the brick school was built. The school built in the west was named Harvey Wells after the founder of the town.

The Old Coalton Gym
photo by Tyrone Hemry

Washington Twp. High School served the kids in Washington TWP in the Byer and Ray area. Washington Twp. High school consolidated with Wellston City Schools after the 1946-1947 school year. I don't know their school colors or team MOTTO? I think the present Mayor of Wellston graduated from Washington Twp. High School? The building is still standing and I believe still owned by Jackson-Vinton Community Action. They closed the Grade School K-6 out at Washington Twp. after the 1969-1970 school year. The kids transferred to Coalton Grade and Junior High school in the Wellston City School system beginning in the 1970-1971 school year. Washington Twp. School was closed along with Harvey Wells Grade school on the West side of town and South Grade School in the South end of Wellston, due to the opening of Bundy Elementary School starting in the 1970-1971 school year.

Bloomfield High School across from Rt. 327. Their mascot was the Falcons and their colors were green and white. I know they consolidated with Oak Hill High School. They had a grade school out there until a few years ago when it was finally closed, due to the new elementary school built in Oak Hill. Since then they have torn the old school building down. 

Scioto Twp. High School in the 60's or late 50's they consolidated with Jackson City Schools. I am not to sure what their school colors were or MOTTO. They had a grade school out there until a few years ago when it was finally closed, due to the new elementary schools built in Jackson. Since then they have torn the old school building down.

If anyone has any info on the old Jackson County High Schools, I would love to have any information I can build in my data base.

Thanks Army

Coalton Coal Twp. High Schoolclosed at the end of the 1963-1964 School year. Their mascot name was the Vikings and the school colors were Blue and Yellow.

There basketball team prior to closing the school, I think, were members of the SVAC for a few years, with Hannan-Trace, North Gallia, Kyger Creek, Southwestern, Racine Southern-Meigs, Reedsville Eastern-Meigs and I think former Union Furnace High School in Hocking County.

I know they used to play then Richmondale Southeastern-Ross who was the big rival game between the Coalton Vikings and Richmondale SE-Ross Panthers. Beaver and Stockdale High Schools in Pike County who were also rivals with Coalton. Bloomfield, Scioto Twp., Washington Twp., Wellston and Oakhill High Schools in Jackson County, Shade, Albany and Carbonhill High Schools in Athens County which is now Albany Alexander High School formed in 1967. I know they used to play against all the Vinton County former High Schools too. McArthur, Allensville, Zaleski, Vinton Rural, Wilkesville-Wilton and Hamden High Schools.

The fourth school to have football in Jackson County was the Coalton Vikings. They started the sport in 1939. On October 13, they played Beaver, in what was also the first game ever for the Pike County team, and Coalton won 48-0. They finished 2-2 that year, beating Beaver twice and losing to The Plains and Rio Grande.

Coalton played for three seasons, then missed from 1942 through 1945 because of World War II. They rekindled the sport in 1946, having their best season ever with a 4-1-1 record, losing to McArthur and tying Blackfork while defeating Blackfork, Rutland and the reserve teams of Jackson and Wellston.

The Coalton Vikings played their final game on November 13, 1953, a loss to Russell, Ky. that ended a winless season of seven games.

Coalton consolidated with Wellston High School starting in the 1964-1965 school year. When I was in Junior High at Wellston, Coalton School went from K-thru-8th grade. I remember picking up their Football Players on the Bus when we were going to play against the Waverly Tigers in a Junior High Football game. I also remember their Junior High Basketball Team defeating our 8th grade basketball team at the Coalton Gym in a close one. The Coalton Gym was really a little one and had a tile floor instead of wooden floor.

Wellston had a Varsity Basketball and Assistant Football Coach when I attended Wellston High Schools by the name of Coach Jenkins who graduated from Coalton H.S. My neighbor who lives beside me in Chillicothe is a 1959 graduate of Coalton H.S.

Coalton was utilized as a 4-5th grade school, I think, before they finally closed the building a few years back and have since torn down the school. The old Gym was left but the Village has done nothing with it. I believe the gym building is falling down.

(The preseeding was found on the internet written by Amy and we have modified it slightly)

Closed Schools and more in Jackson Co., Ohio Pictures and Information

Mound Street School  Jackson 

John Sharp collection

Longbranch school pupils 1909-1910 school year

Leo School Jackson Twp. On the west side of Sour Run Road just Southeast of the intersection of Sour Run and Raysville roads

Chely Willims collection

Tyrone Hemry photo November 2015

The old Keystone School on Twp. Road 732 at Keystone Furnace, Jackson Co. Ohio

Milton Township School on Rt. 327

‚ÄčTyrone Hemry photo November 2015

Kinnision High School Girls Glee Club 1922

(OWP Photo-Dr. Raymond Boothe Collection)

Elementary school students at Jackson, Ohio in 1910

Mark Howell collection

Glen Roy School Building about 1910

Hale School, one room school house in Franklin Township 

Chely Willims collection

Student looking out a school window

photo by Theodore Jung April 1936

Children's art work at a school

photo by Theodore Jung April 1936

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Berlin X Roads School
photo by Tyrone Hemry 22 Nov. 2010
Jackson High School on Broadway about 1910
South Street School # 2 built 1951 demolished in 2006 In the 1950's when the Atomic plant came, the South Street school was completely rebuilt and cut down to a one story school. The upper floor and bell tower was considered a fire hazard. When Jackson built new elementary schools, South Street was demolished. Today the Jackson Courts have a garden on the site.
Jackson Broadway Street School
Jackson East Public School about 1912 on South Street
Kinnison High School on Portsmouth Street about 1920 Demolished in 2005

Kinnison High School

notice the growth of the trees over the years

8 May 2005 The Jackson County Times-Journal

At time of the picture the Milton Township school was being used as a Jackson-Vinton Inc. Community Center.  It is no longer being used as such.

photo by Tyrone Hemry

Wellston High School was used for grades 9-12 and sometimes lower grades as well. Built in 1928 and was updated and remodeled throughout the years. It was located near the center of town giving it good proximity to the football field, bus garage, and several stores. The class of 2002 was the last to graduate from this building.

Coalton Elementary just before being closed in 2002, it was serving several hundred students in grades 4-6. The school was originally Coalton High School, serving the village of Coalton