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Updated December 9, 2014 6:01 PM

Cheltenham High School
Class of 1965
50th Reunion

 

Since 1965!


The School District of Cheltenham Township (www.cheltenham.org) is constantly evolving. Buildings, grade configurations, staff, curriculum and other elements of the district have all changed over the years. What we experienced during our years as students in the district was just part on an ongoing progression.

Here is a list of the buildings the Cheltenham Class of 1965 was associated with and their status 50 years later.

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Click Here for a general history of the School District of Cheltenham Township written in 1983 by Alex Scott.
Click Here for the Cheltenham High School Alumni site that has additional information on the district.

High School

Cheltenham High School
500 Rices Mill Road
Wyncote, PA 19095
(Lat. 40.085652, Long. -75.158247)

Opened for the school year 1959-60 replacing former high school buildings which became Ogontz Junior High and the District Administration Building. A wing, still refered to as "the new wing", was added in the area of the back parking lot in 1968. A major renovation of the building infrastructure was accomplished between 1999 and 2003.

Click Here for Cheltenham High School on Wikipedia
Click Here for the history of Cheltenham High School on the CHS Alumni website
Click Here for pictures related to the history of Cheltenham High School on the CHS Alumni website
Click Here for the official Cheltenham High School website


Junior High Schools

Elkins Park Junior High. Now Elkins Park School (Grades 5 and 6)
8149 New Second Street
Elkins Park, PA 19027
(Lat. 40.070193, Long. -75.113380)

Built in 1954, the building was enlarged with a new wing in 1991. What was formerly the "Hockey Field" is now the location of modular classrooms used to house elementary school students while elementary schools under go replacements.

Click Here for the official Elkins Park School website


Ogontz Junior High
High School Road and Montgomery Avenue
Elkins Park PA 19117
(Lat. 40.071862, Long. -75.126471)

Closed at the end of the 1976-77 school year, The entire campus complex was sold to a religious school which operated there for several years. A major fire on January 11, 1994 ended use of the facility. The site was cleared in 1995 and the area is now officially designated as Ogontz Park by the township but is referred to as "High School Park" in several locations.

Click Here to see infomation on the property on the Cheltenham High School Alumni website,
Click Here for the Cheltenham Township Recreation Areas
Click Here for a news article on the clearing of the site
Click Here for pictures related to the history of Cheltenham High School which includes pictures of what became Ogontz Junior High School on the CHS Alumni website


Thomas Williams Junior High
Hewett Road and North Bent Road
Wyncote PA 19095
(Lat. 40.093566, Long. -75.144539)

Closed at the end of the 1969-70 school year and demolished shortly after. Replaced by Cedarbrook Junior High which became Cedarbrook Middle School (grades 7 and 8). Cedarbrook was closed in the spring of 2015 due to environmental conditions. The students are being taught at three different temporary locations in the area.
The site of Thomas Williams is now a township park.
Click Here for the Cheltenham Township Recreation Sites


Elementary Schools

Cheltenham Elementary (Now Kindergarten through 4th grade)
7853 Front Street
Cheltenham, PA 19012
(Lat. 40.059825, Long. -75.106730)

Built on land purchased in 1928 at Front Street and Ashbourne Road.
This land was originally intended for a junior high school that was never built.
The school opened in March of 1954 and closed ain June 2011. A new Cheltenham Elementary School was opened on the same site in 2013.

Click Here for the official Cheltenham Elementary website
Click Here for demolition photographs
Click Here for the Cheltenham Elementary Class of 1959 Reunion Website


Glenside Elementary (Now Kindergarten through 4th grade)
400 Harrison Avenue
Glenside PA 19038
(Lat. 40.097155, Long. -75.163341)

Opened in September 1956. Closed at the end of the XXXXX school year and a new Glenside Elementary School was opened on the same site in September 2011

Click Here for the official Glenside Elementary Website
Click Here for pictures related to the demolition


From the CHS Alumni Website
 

Our Glenside classmates probably attended the old Glenside Elementary through 3rd grade. It was located on Easton Road at Springhouse (the Post Office is now at that location).


Lynnewood Elementary
2000 Ashbourne Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027
(Lat. 40.078165, Long. -75.146738)

Opened in February 1952 and Closed as a school in June 1977. Reconfigured as the District Administration Building and still in use for that purpose.

Myers Elementary (Now Kindergarten through 4th grade)
7609 Montgomery Ave
Elkins Park, PA 19027
(Lat. 40.065963, Long. -75.125747)

Opened in September 1923 and had several additions over the years. Underwent a major renovation in the late 2000's and was reopened in September 2009.. The shell of the "old portion" was retained and the rest of the facility was replaced.

Click Here for the official Myers Elementary website


Rowland Elementary School
400 Myrtle Ave
Cheltenham, PA 19012
(Lat. 40.063151, Long. -75.095092)

Opened in September 1915 and there were additions and modifications over the years. Closed as a school in June 1977. The building was renovated and now is a community center and home of the East Cheltenham Free Library.

Shoemaker Elementary
563 Church Rd.
Elkins Park, PA 19027
(Lat. 40.076115, Long. -75.126560)

Opened in 1890 and closed in June 1973. Now the Elkins Park Free Library is on the site.

Wyncote Elementary (Now Kindergarten through 4th grade)
(Temporary location)
8149 New Second Street
Elkins Park, PA 19027
(Permanent Location)
290 Barker Rd
Wyncote, PA 19095
(Lat. 40.090113, Long. -75.153760)

Closed at the end of the 2012-2013 school year and construction is now underway on a new Wyncote Elementary School which will open in September 2014. The school presently occupies modular classrooms at the Elkins Park Middle School.

Click Here for a video of the demolition
Click Here for the official Wyncote Elementary website