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TEST Akron Schools Preparing to Demolish Old Ellet High School

photo of old Ellet High School in Akron
Scott Taylor
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WKSU
Akron Public Schools has begun the process of tearing down the old Ellet High School to make way for baseball fields on the site.

When Akron students eventually return to classes at the new Ellet High School, things will look different around the building. The school district continues work to tear down the old Ellet High School building west of the new structure.

Akron Public Schools superintendent David James says there are plans for the site once the old school is razed.

Akron Public Schools Superintendent David James
James talks about what will be on the site once the old building is razed.
a photo of David James

“We’re doing environmental hazard removal and then old Ellet will be demolished I think in the spring and over the summer. And then we’ll be replacing the baseball fields that were lost as we built the new Ellet, they’ll be relocated to the site of the old Ellet.”

The new Ellet opened at the start of this school year.

The district continues construction of the final building that’s part of a rebuilding program started almost 15 years ago. Kenmore Garfield High School is being built on the old Garfield site.

Last fall, graduates were invited to take a final walk through the old building:

Graduates of Ellet High School were welcomed to the old high school for a final walk through in October 2019