High Schools in Allen County, Indiana

This is Not a comprehensive research list of Allen County schools. Most information is collected from photos posted and discussions appearing on social media. Eventually web sites, addresses and phone numbers will be added as time permits. Because there are so many schools a separate page exists for Elementary, Middle and High Schools.

Allen County, Indiana Yearbooks database Index at The Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Searches through Central Catholic High School, 1915-1972, and Central High School, 1914-1971, and North Side High School, 1929-2014, and South Side High School, 1923-1974, 1976-1994.

There are almost 2 dozen Fort Wayne High School items on Internet Archive.

The oldest high schools in Fort Wayne was discussed June 22, 2018 on You are positively from Fort Wayne, if you remember... Closed group on Facebook.

Adams Township High School

Adams Township High School, 1899-1900, Allen County, Indiana booklet with a list of names posted on The Genealogy Center website.

Arcola

  1. Memoirs yearbooks online at The Genealogy Center and same Five yearsbooks from the 1950s are on Internet Archive.

Bishop Dwenger

  1. The Aureate links to online yearbooks at The Genealogy Center

Bishop Luers

  1. The Accolade links to online yearbooks at The Genealogy Center.
  2. 1962 Bishop Luers High School at The Genealogy Center.

Carroll

See official Carroll High School at NWACS, Northwest Allen County Schools and Carroll High School (Fort Wayne, Indiana) on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Carroll 1975 yearbook 192 photos

Central High School

Opened in 1904 as Fort Wayne High School, the name changed to Central High School. Some outstanding Alumni - 1931, Alfred Maloley owner of Maloley's Fine Foods; 1937 G. Irving Latz, Wolf & Dessauer president; 1940 William Latz, state legislator and Wolf & Dessauer secretary; 1946 Hana Bryant Stith teacher and co-founder, African/African American Historical Society and Museum; 1948 Johnny Bright pro football player, Canadian Football Hall of Fame; 1948 Dick Stoner Magician and owner of Stoner’s Magic Shop; 1949 Vernon Sheldon Allen County Superior Court judge; 1969 Wendy Robinson Fort Wayne Community Schools, superintendent; source was CHS Alumni Office copied from Alumni recall long-closed Central fondly by Jamie Duffy published December 26, 2014 in The Journal Gazette newspaper.

  1. Central High School yearbooks by year, The Caldron yearbooks online at The Genealogy Center and same Caldron yearbooks online from 1923 on Internet Archive.
  2. Central High School materials at The Genealogy Center include a large collection of publications, including all yearbooks from 1911 to 1971, various items on historical aspects of the school, such as alumni quotes, sports photographs, and information on sports legend Johnny Bright. There is also the 1934 commencement program, and reunion booklets and photos for that class from 1959 to 1989. One other addition to their Free Databases is the 1920 Commencement program for Fort Wayne High School, Central’s predecessor in name.
  3. Silent video of the 1960 Central High School state semifinal basketball game between the Tigers and the East Chicago Washington Senators receives play-by-play audio from Kent Hormann in Play-by-play on history Central High's 1960 semifinal loss given color by Jamie Duffy published April 09, 2015 in The Journal Gazette newspaper.
  4. Fort Wayne Central High School Alumni Association, Inc. on Facebook.
  5. Central High School circa 1912 by Randy Harter, Fort Wayne historian, author, and the history/architecture guide for FortWayneFoodTours.compublished January 24, 2017 on Fort Wayne Reader.
  6. Central High closed in effort to improve racial balance by Leo Morris published in Projects 1970-1979: ERA OF CRISES in The News-Sentinel newspaper.
  7. Photo and discussion Janaury 25, 2017 by Randy Harter, Fort Wayne historian, author, and the history/architecture guide for FortWayneFoodTours.comand Fort Wayne Public School collector plates from 50th Anniversary 1904-1954 posted September 27, 2017 on You are positively from Fort Wayne, if you remember... Closed group on Facebook.
  8. Central High a rich part of city's history by Ashley Sloboda published March 6, 2017 on The Journal Gazette newspaper.
  9. Photo with the caption The old Central High School gym before it was torn down during the building's days as the Regional Vocation Center. It is now the Bill C. Anthis Center. was posted July 27, 2018 by FWCS, Fort Wayne Community Schools on Twitter.
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Central Catholic High School - 1938 to 1972

Central Catholic High School was a merger of the existing Catholic high schools of Fort Wayne into one co-educational high school. The school opened in 1938, and Bishop Noll dedicated it January 8, 1939. By 1970 there was a definite decline in enrollment. The school closed in 1972. Students who wished transferred to Bishop Dwnger or Bishop Luers High School. Copied from from a longer history on Central Catholic High School, Fort Wayne, Ind. page on Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods web site.

  1. Search through Central Catholic High School, 1915-1972.
  2. A few Central Catholic High School Fort Wayne books and Echo yearbooks at Internet Archive.
  3. The C.C.H.S. record : souvenir history of the Central Catholic High School, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1909-1918 Publication date 1918
  4. Central Catholic High School, Fort Wayne Facebook Group
  5. Fort Wayne’s Central Catholic in 1941 at The Genealogy Center
  6. 1942 Echo Charter Class yearbook photo posted December 10, 2017 on You are positively from Fort Wayne, if you remember... Closed group on Facebook.
  7. Class Day Program June 5, 1953 at Internet Archive.
  8. Photos of memorial posted May 2, 2018 on You are positively from Fort Wayne, if you remember... Closed group on Facebook.

Concordia Lutheran High School

  1. The Luminarian yearbook online at The Genealogy Center and same Luminarian yearbooks at Internet Archive.
  2. December 31, 1962 article with photos on the new high school building in The Journal Gazette newspaper posted June 1, 2017 on Hofer and Davis, Inc. Land Surveyors on Facebook.
  3. Concordia Lutheran High School – 1984 by Randy Harter, Fort Wayne historian, author, and the history/architecture guide for FortWayneFoodTours.com published April 19, 2018 in Fort Wayne Reader.
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Elmhurst High School

The school was built in 1929 and closed in 2010. There is an Elmhurst High School Facebook page.

Elmhurst High School Fort Wayne, IN Closing Special 2010 by jaredsvideosduh published April 29, 2018 on YouTube.
This special was filmed, edited, and aired by Indiana's News Center/Granite Broadcasting Corporation and they are the owners of its content.

  1. The Anlibrum yearbook online at The Genealogy Center and the Anlibrum yearbook and a few Elmhurst Advance newspapers at Internet Archive.
  2. First graduating class in 1932 photo posted October 17, 2017 by theWaynedale News.com.
  3. 8 photos on the original Great Memories and History of Fort Wayne, Indiana page on Facebook
  4. Elmhurst Advance School newspapers for various years as Archive.org ebook.
  5. Building material manufacturer, Hanson Aggregates and Lehigh Hanson, bought the 28 acres of land in August 2017. This location is close to where the company began operations at the Ardmore Quarry in 1929. Copied from Company that purchased Elmhurst High School will allow alumni one last look before demolition by Kayla Crandall published August 24, 2017 on WKJG Fort Wayne's NBC TV station.
  6. Article discussed August 24, 2017 on Fort Wayne's NBC on Facebook and August 24, 2017 on You are positively from Fort Wayne, if you remember... Closed group on Facebook.
  7. Hanson Aggregates outlines plans for Elmhurst H.S. property The school eventually will be demolished, but no date has been set yet. published August 24, 2017 was in The News-Sentinel newspaper.
  8. Class of '67 tours Elmhurst H.S. before memories are lost to demolition video by Jeff Neumeyer published August 25, 2017 on WPTA21 ABC TV station.
  9. Over 35 photos posted October 14, 2017 on You are positively from Fort Wayne, if you remember... Closed group on Facebook. ELMHURST 50+ YEAR BOOK by Michael Morrissey pubilished October 13, 2017 on theWaynedale News.com. Over 100 photos of final walk through posted November 12, 2017 on You are positively from Fort Wayne, if you remember... Closed group on Facebook.
  10. The Waynedale News posted 100 Elmhurst stories written over the last 15 years in a special section on their web page.
  11. PRESERVING A KEY ELMHURST FEATURE AHEAD OF DEMOLITION by Alex Cornwell published May 25, 2018 in theWaynedale News.com and discussed June 2, 2018 on their Facebook page.
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Fort Wayne High School

Was located on E. Wayne between Calhoun and Clinton from the 1880 Fort Wayne City Directory below:

  1. Photo of 1896 football team posted September 21, 2014 on the original Great Memories and History of Fort Wayne, Indiana page on Facebook.
  2. Senior class of Fort Wayne High School to be graduated Thursday, June nineteenth / c Fort Wayne news and sentinel for 1919.

There are several years of Eniauton publications on Internet Archive and other publications like Vedette

Fort Wayne High School was open as early as June 1877 from this article A Chat About the High School by Chester T. Lane the namesake for the local Chester. T. Lane Middle School.

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Fort Wayne High and Manual Training School (Fort Wayne, Ind.)

  1. There are at least 21 copies of the Caldron yearbook , and more than a dozen Vedette and Eniauton on Internet Archive. In 1922 it became the Central High School Caldron. Just a few of The Eniauton at The Genealogy Center.
  2. Fort Wayne High School, 1920 Commencement, Allen County, Indiana at The Genealogy Center.

Harlan High School

Current photo of 1908 building posted September 14, 2017 on You are positively from Fort Wayne, if you remember... Closed group on Facebook

Heritage High School

Hoagland

Hoagland 1947 yearbook 62 photos

Homestead High School

Homestead's Karissa McLaughlin is 2017 Indiana Miss Basketball by Justin Kenny was published April 27, 2017 in The News-Sentinel newspaper.

Leo High School

  1. Oracle yearbooks online at The Genealogy Center and same yearbooks online at Internet Archive.
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Monroeville High School

1911 and 1912 Echo yearbook at Internet Archive.

New Haven High School

  1. History with photos discussed June 15, 2018 on You are positively from Fort Wayne, if you remember... Closed group on Facebook
  2. Mirage yearbooks online and New Haven High School Class of 1938 Reunion Booklet of 1998 at The Genealogy Center and same yearbooks online at Internet Archive.

North Side High School

Built in 1928 on the east side of the St. Joe River, an old aerial photo was posted October 12, 2017 by FWCS, Fort Wayne Community Schools on Twitter. See official North Side High School at FWCS, Fort Wayne Community Schools. North Side Alumni Association web site and Facebook page.

  1. Yearbooks Index and Legend yearbooks online, and the North Side High School collection includes all of the yearbooks from 1929 to 1977, several scrapbooks, reunion booklets for the classes of 1956 and 1970, videos for the 1969 and 1971 basketball seasons and photos of the entire 1938 and 1956 North Side High School graduating classes organized by Clubs, Photographs, Reunions, Scrapbooks, and Videos at The Genealogy Center. Same Legend yearbooks online at Internet Archive.
  2. A postcard was posted December 18, 2017 on Twitter and December 18, 2017 on Fort Wayne Food Tours Facebook.
  3. North Side High School (Fort Wayne, Indiana) on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
  4. Purdue Fort Wayne, North Side HS team up for historical archive North Side High School and Purdue University Fort Wayne are seeking NSHS alumni and supporters with interesting NSHS artifacts to contribute to a digital collection. posted by ENDEAVORS on November 6, 2018 at Purdue University Fort Wayne.

Northrup High School

  1. Beartracks yearbook at The Genealogy Center.

R. Nelson Snider High School

See R. Nelson Snider in the People section. Snider's 1st grads dressed for success about sharing Lane Junior High School while Snider was under construction by Frank Gray published June 11, 2017 in The Journal Gazette newspaper . Early 1960s photo of building the school building that opened in 1966 posted February 8, 2018 by FWCS, Fort Wayne Community Schools on Twitter.

  1. The Safari yearbook online at The Genealogy Center.

South Side High School

South Side High School was built in 1922 as a one story building, with a second story added in 1937. In 1996, the Helen P. Brown Natatorium was built. See photo of one story building posted June 28, 2018 by Fort Wayne Food Tours on Facebook.

So far only a few South Side High School items on Internet Archive

South Side High School Alumni Association on Facebook,Distinguished Archer Alumni on Wayback Machine. South Side High School (Fort Wayne, Indiana) on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

  1. The Totem yearbooks online at The Genealogy Center and Totem yearbooks online at Internet Archive.
  2. Baccalaureate services, South Side High School, Fort Wayne, Indiana, June 6th, 1926 by South Side High School (Fort Wayne, Ind.) Publication date 1926
  3. Class of 1932 photo discussed February 18, 2018 on You are positively from Fort Wayne, if you remember... Closed group on Facebook.
  4. Class of 1938 discussed March 13, 2017 on You are positively from Fort Wayne, if you remember... Closed group on Facebook.
  5. South Side High School, class of 1944 : [directory] at Internet Archive.
  6. 1966 South Side High School Totem Yearbookat The Genealogy Center
  7. 1977 snowy photo posted February 22, 2018 by FWCS, Fort Wayne Community Schools.

Wayne High School

See official Wayne High School at FWCS, Fort Wayne Community Schools and Wayne High School (Fort Wayne, Indiana) on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Photo of 1971 construction posted November 1, 2018 by Hofer and Davis, Inc. Land Surveyors on Facebook.

Woodland High School

Woodburn, now a Junior-Senior High School

  1. Catalog page with links to online yearbooks at The Genealogy Center.
  2. Several volumes of The Arrow yearbook and more on Internet Archive.
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