Central High School (Duluth, Minnesota)

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Duluth Central High School
Duluth, Minnesota,  United States
Type Public
Established 1893
Principal Lisa Mitchell-Krocak
Color(s) Red and White
Mascot Trojans

Duluth Central High School, also known as Central High School, was a secondary school located in Duluth, Minnesota, which educated students in grades seven through twelve. The school first opened in 1893. The mascot of the school was the Trojan. In 1971, the new Central High School building was built on top of the hill near the intersection of Central Entrance and Pecan Avenue.

Duluth Central closed at the end of the 2010–2011 school year.


When originally built on the hillside in 1892, Duluth Central High School was famed not only for its grand clock tower, which could be seen for miles, but also for its wide halls, sweeping stairways with iron banisters, large chandeliers, and beautiful statuary.

Due to age and safety conditions, the Duluth School Board decided in 1970 that it would have to build a new school to replace Historic Old Central High School. In 1971, the new Central High School building was built on top of the hill. The school moved from its original building, which now currently houses administrative offices for the district.

In 2007, the Duluth School Board announced that they would support the long-range Red plan for the district which would close Duluth Central and keep a renovated Ordean Middle School (now Duluth East High School) and Duluth Denfeld High School as the only two high schools in Duluth.

2011 was the last graduating class of Duluth Central High School. The grounds and the buildings will remain empty and are currently up for sale by the school district.

In November 2013 the Duluth City Council will meet to finalize plans to rezone the land from a R-1 (residential zone) to a commercial C zone paving the way for ISD 709 to sell Central High School to potential land developers for commercial purposes.

Coordinates: 46°47′21″N 92°06′00″W / 46.7891063°N 92.0999118°W / 46.7891063; -92.0999118[1]


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