National Inventors Hall of Fame STEM High School

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National Inventor's Hall of Fame STEM High School
Address
123 S. Forge Street
Akron, Ohio 44308
Coordinates 41°04′46″N 81°30′37″W / 41.079368°N 81.510259°W / 41.079368; -81.510259Coordinates: 41°04′46″N 81°30′37″W / 41.079368°N 81.510259°W / 41.079368; -81.510259
Information
Type State School
Opened 2012
School district Akron City School District
Principal Dina Popa
Grades 9-12
Color(s) Turquoise and Chrome
         
Central-Hower High School
Address
123 S. Forge Street
Akron, Ohio 44308
Information
Type State School
Opened 1970
Closed 2006
School district Akron City School District
Grades 912
Color(s) Red, White, & Blue
              
Athletics conference Akron City Series
Nickname Eagles

The National Inventor's Hall of Fame STEM High School is a public high school in the Akron Public School District that serves the city of Akron, Ohio since its creation in 2012. Their school colors are turquoise and chrome. Their school slogan is, "STEM out of Ten." Its predecessor was Central-Hower High School which served the city of Akron from 1970 until its closure at the end of the 2005-06 school year.

Hower Vocational High School
Address
130 W. Exchange Street
Akron, Ohio 44302
Information
Type Vocational School
Opened 1927
Closed 1970
School district Akron City School District
Grades 9-12
Color(s) Blue & Gold
         
Athletics conference Akron City Series
Nickname Buccaneers

History[edit]

The National Inventors Hall of Fame STEM High School was created in 2012 as a special high school with emphasis on science, engineering, and mathematics. Its predecessor, Central-Hower High School was created in 1970 when Akron Public Schools combined Central High School with Hower Vocational School into a new building on the site of the Central location. The original Central building on Forge Street opened in 1886 and was initially named Akron High School. It was renamed Central High School in 1911 when the Akron Board of Education opened South High School. Hower Vocational School was named after M. Otis Hower (1858–1916), an Akron manufacturing leader who was an officer of the American Cereal Co. and multiple other enterprises. The school began in Perkins Elementary in 1927 and phased out the younger kids before becoming accredited in August 1935 as a vocational school.[1]

Central and Hower both graduated their last classes in 1970. The combined student bodies were housed in Hower while the Central building was demolished and the new one was built. Central-Hower was constructed in 1973 and opened in September 1975. The Hower building was demolished in 1978.[1]

Central-Hower closed at the end of the 2005–06 school year and was serving as the temporary facility for the East Community Learning Center until their building was renovated. After that was completed, Central-Hower housed the students from Buchtel High School while their building was renovated. Currently, the building now houses the National Inventor's Hall of Fame STEM High School.

Athletics[edit]

Prior to the merger, the Central Wildcats and Hower Buccaneers competed in the Akron City Series. After the merger, the Central–Hower Eagles also competed in the Akron City Series. Currently, the National Inventors Hall of Fame STEM High School does not have any athletic teams.

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