There are two district stadia. The second is below the fold, at the bottom. The first is above, neatly nestled in town. Half of the bleachers actually sit atop parts of the school. This picture is from the special ed room, below said bleachers.

This is outside Lewis Elementary. Considering that Lewis is the worst school in the district, it fits. The school was, until somewhat recently, a middle school. Dwindling population lead to the decommissioning of an elementary school and Lewis’s conversion, sending all of the district kids to Clark Middle.

A view from the fourth floor of Redstone High, on the edge of downtown.

You might think this picture was taken around St. Paddy’s day. It wasn’t.

A map of Redstone High. It’s a truly odd structure. It reminds me of a level of Doom, where you’re walking up and down stairs and ramps for no apparent reason, going inside and outside and trying to get into doors that seem randomly locked. Tall in parts, short in others. Oh, and the place just feels ominous. I would guess it came to be primarily by continuous expansion, adding one building and floor at a time.

The Clark Middle School parking lot.

This is the stadium at Clark Middle.

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4 Responses to The View From Redstone Schools

  1. Peter says:

    Redstone High is like a larger version of my old elementary school. Russell School, as it was known, had been built in several stages on a very steeply sloping corner lot. It was very difficult to say exactly how many floors it had; for sake of convenience everyone referred to the first, second and third floors, but that was anything but precise. True story: sometime in the 1960’s a janitor opened a door that everyone thought led to an unused mop closet and found that it actually opened to a large storage room, a room containing hundreds of very dusty textbooks purchased in the 1920’s, put into this storage room, and promptly forgotten for almost 50 years. It was half-surprising that the room wasn’t filled with the skeletons of long-forgotten children and a teacher. Alas, in the 1980’s about half of the school building was demolished and the remainder converted into professional offices.

    By the way, if “Redstone” is where I’m pretty sure it is, there was a longstanding economic connection between it (and its general region) and my Connecticut hometown, in the sense of mined in one area and used in manufacturing in the other area.

  2. Peter says:

    Sorry, this link should work.

  3. Mike Hunt says:

    In the past I have posted that school is prison, but I wasn’t being literal.

    Your pictures have given me second thoughts. Especially that first one. It gave me shivers.

  4. trumwill says:

    Peter, that sounds like something from a movie. It’s interesting how the picture of Russell School looks like it could be located out here but for mountains in the background.

    Mike, heh, I hadn’t noticed that two of the pictures were from behind fences or bars.

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