Niles Daily News April 24, 1920.
Madison Avenue School under construction at the present time.
Niles Daily News July 14, 1921
Work upon the new Roosevelt School in the
Pew Addition is moving forward swiftly and without delay. The
new structure will be complete and ready for occupancy when the
fall term of school opens(1921). Mrs. Kittie Craig has
been selected as the principal of the new building.
The building was renamed Roosevelt School in
November 1920 when the Niles School Board changed each of the
schools to a President's name rather than a street name.
This school served the northwest Niles students
living in the area bounded by Federal Street, Mosquito Creek continuing
out North Main Street and North Road.
Niles Times January 12, 1995 Bob Coupland
This week for the first time in over 30 years
the Roosevelt school annex is not being used for classes. For
years the students and teachers trekked the block to the annex
building morning and afternoon, rain or shine. Its official close
was January 6, 1995.
Last week, desks, chairs, boxes, lockers, filing
cabinets, teaching materials and equipment were removed from Roosevelt
and brought to McKinley High School where six rooms were remodeled
to hold classes for freshmen.
Eight teachers who taught full-time and a few
who taught part-time will now spend all of their school day at
the high school building. Roosevelt School was used since the
1950s (when the new Bonham School was opened in 1956) and at one
time had as many as 1200-1300 students in the building throughout
the day. The current 950 students who are at the building during
the day will all be adjusting to their new classrooms this week.
An average of 150 students were at the building each period.
The Nils City School District was one of the
few districts in Ohio that had a building away from the main building
that students had to walk back and forth to on a daily basis.
In December 1994, the Board of Education closed
the building for safety reasons but had to wait for renovations
to be completed at the main building. No one will have to leave
the high school building and can now avoid bad weather and traffic
which often confronted students and teachers during their walk-over
to Roosevelt and back.