Lew Wallace High School

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Lew Wallace High School
Lew Wallace High School crest.PNG
415 W. 45th Ave.
Gary, Indiana, USA
Type Public
Established 1926
Closed 2014
Principal Mrs. Lucille Upshaw
Faculty 105 (approximate)
Enrollment 1000 (approximate)
Color(s) Black & Gold
Team name Hornets

Lew Wallace High School was a four year (9-12) public high school of the Gary Community School Corporation in Gary, Indiana, United States.


The faculty included nearly 65 teachers.


In 1926 the 45th Avenue School of Gary, Indiana was officially named Lew Wallace High School named after General Lew Wallace of the Union Army in the Civil War. General Wallace was also the governor of the New Mexico Territory, and is the author of Ben Hur. The current "A and B wings" of Lew Wallace were constructed in 1933. The most recent addition includes the Richard Polk Gymnasium, which was opened in 1972.

On Tuesday, June 3, 2014, the Gary School Board voted 4-2 to close Lew Wallace, along with 5 other schools.[1]

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