Kenmore High School

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Kenmore High School
2140 13th Street S.W.
Akron, Summit County, Ohio 44314
Coordinates 41°02′45″N 81°33′29″W / 41.045731°N 81.558167°W / 41.045731; -81.558167Coordinates: 41°02′45″N 81°33′29″W / 41.045731°N 81.558167°W / 41.045731; -81.558167
Type State School
Opened 1916
Closed 2017
School district Akron Public Schools
Principal Doug Farris (Interim)
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 696[1] (2013–14)
Color(s) Black and Red         
Athletics conference Akron City Series

Kenmore High School was a public high school in Akron, Ohio. It was 1 of 7 high schools in the Akron Public Schools district. The schools mascot was the Cardinals. They were a member of the Akron City Series athletic conference.


The original Kenmore High School was constructed in 1916. Population in the Village of Kenmore grew rapidly, which resulted in an addition the next year. It was originally part of the Coventry Township District, but was annexed to the Akron Public Schools in 1929. The school housed elementary and high school students for many years. More additions were made to the school in 1952 and 1955. The oldest parts of the school were razed, and the current Kenmore High School was built in 1981.

Kenmore merged with Garfield High School for the 2017-18 school year due to declining enrollment and rising costs.[2] While the new building is constructed at the Garfield site,[3] the combined school will be known as Kenmore-Garfield.[4] Kenmore-Garfield High School opened in the fall of 2017.

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  1. ^ "Kenmore High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 20 March 2016. 
  2. ^ Garrett, Renee (October 11, 2016). "BOARD VOTES ON HIGH SCHOOL: Plan will merge Kenmore, Garfield". Akron Public Schools. Retrieved May 3, 2017. 
  3. ^ Thomas, Monica L. (December 12, 2016). "Akron school board approves Garfield site for high school combined with Kenmore". Retrieved May 3, 2017. 
  4. ^ Armon, Rick & Cottom, Theresa (November 7, 2016). "Akron councilman urges school board to adopt "Kenmore-Garfield" name for new high school". Akron Beacon-Journal/ Retrieved May 3, 2017. 

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