Cleveland Central High School

Cleveland Central High School was the first of its kind west of the Allegheny Mountains when it was established in 1846. Originally located in a church building, the school moved several times before the location on E. 40th Street was built in 1940. After the high school program was merged into another building in 1952, it became Central Jr. High until it was converted into an elementary school named for Carl and Louis Stokes, two famous Cleveland politicians. At the end of the 2012-13 school year the building was closed due to high renovation costs and the program relocated to another building.