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Indianola Alternative Elementary School is located at 140 E. 19th Ave., Columbus, Ohio. It was designed by D. Riebel and Sons Architects.
When it opened in 1909, it was the first junior high school in America. It was opened to bridge the wide gap between elementary and high school education. At that time, only 48 percent of all students entering high school survived the first year and a mere seven percent graduated. -- from Notable Milestone in the History of the Columbus public Schools, p.2
In 1929 the school changed from a junior high school to an elementary school. Interior renovations were completed in 1953 by Freshwater and Harrison Architects. In 1975 a multi-purpose room was added by the architect John L. Eberts.
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