The Timeline of Upper Merion and Bridgeport Public Schools 1930 to 2020

KEY: Bridgeport Borough Schools   Upper Merion Township Schools   Upper Merion Area Schools (after jointure)

CLICKABLE LINKS: D = Pages from The Dragon yearbook.   P = Pages from The Pioneer yearbook.   I = Other items of interest from or about the year.
1930-31 1931-32 1932-33 1933-34 1934-35 1935-36 1936-37 1937-38 1938-39 1939-40 1940-41 1941-42 1942-43 1943-44 1944-45 1945-46 1946-47 1947-48 1948-49 1949-50 1950-51 1951-52 1952-53 1953-54 1954-55 1955-56 1956-57 1957-58 1958-59 1959-60 1960-61 1961-62 1962-63 1963-64 1964-65 1965-66 1966-67 1967-68 1968-69 1969-70 1970-71 1971-72 1972-73 1973-74 1974-75 1975-76 1976-77 1977-78 1978-79 1979-80 1980-81 1981-82 1982-83 1983-84 1984-85 1985-86 1986-87 1987-88 1988-89 1989-90 1990-91 1991-92 1992-93 1993-94 1994-95 1995-96 1996-97 1997-98 1998-99 1999-00 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
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DeKalb Street School [more info]
Built 1856. Sold in 1953. Demolished sometime between 1953 and 1958.
Holstein Street School [more info]
Built 1882. Sold in 1953. Currently an apartment building.
Union Avenue School [more info] New Union Avenue School (Bridgeport Elementary) [more info]
Built 1893. Served as the High School until 1923. Demolished in 1951. Built 1951. Served as an elementary school until 1966. Demolished sometime between 2005 and 2010.
Bridgeport High School [more info] Bridgeport - Ford Street Elementary School Bridgeport Elementary School New Bridgeport Elementary School [more info]
Built 1923. Served as the High School until jointure in 1966. Demolished in 1999. Converted to an elementary school within the new Upper Merion Area School District. Reorganized K to 4th grade. Built 1999. New location: 900 Bush Street.
1930-31 1931-32 1932-33 1933-34 1934-35 1935-36 1936-37 1937-38 1938-39 1939-40 1940-41 1941-42 1942-43 1943-44 1944-45 1945-46 1946-47 1947-48 1948-49 1949-50 1950-51 1951-52 1952-53 1953-54 1954-55 1955-56 1956-57 1957-58 1958-59 1959-60 1960-61 1961-62 1962-63 1963-64 1964-65 1965-66 1966-67 1967-68 1968-69 1969-70 1970-71 1971-72 1972-73 1973-74 1974-75 1975-76 1976-77 1977-78 1978-79 1979-80 1980-81 1981-82 1982-83 1983-84 1984-85 1985-86 1986-87 1987-88 1988-89 1989-90 1990-91 1991-92 1992-93 1993-94 1994-95 1995-96 1996-97 1997-98 1998-99 1999-00 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
Swedeland Elementary School [more info] Swedeland Elementary School
Built 1921 on land donated by Alan Wood Steel. Renovated 1955 and 1975. Demolished sometime between 2005 and 2010. Continued after jointure. Closed 1982.
Henderson Road School [more info] Upper Merion Junior-Senior High Upper Merion Junior High
Built 1930. Consolidated school originally housing both grade school and high school. Closed in 1966. Currently The Merion Building. Converted when Gulph Elem was complete. Senior high moved out due to overcrowding.
Gulph Elementary School [more info] Senior High Gulph Elementary School Gulph Elementary School Gulph School Gulph School New Gulph Elementary School
Built 1953, complete with a fallout shelter. Demolished in 2016. (Temporary) Converted back to elementary. Continued after jointure. Closed as elementary school 1982. Housed district central receiving, various alternative schools, and the senior center. Extended day program moved to Gulph due to overcrowding at the elem schools. To be finished 2018.
Candlebrook Elementary School [more info] Candlebrook Elementary School Candlebrook Elementary School New Candlebrook Elementary School [more info]
Built 1956. Demolished in 1999. Continued after jointure. Reorganized K to 4th grade. Built 1999.
Belmont Terrace Elementary School [more info] Belmont Elementary School Belmont Building Belmont Building
Built 1958. Continued after jointure; closed as elementary school 1982. Housed district printing services, and partially leased out. Houses Extended Day Program and daycare.
Roberts Elementary School [more info] Roberts Elementary School Roberts Elementary School New Roberts Elementary School [more info]
Built 1958. Demolished in 2000. Continued after jointure. Reorganized K to 4th grade. Built 2000.
Upper Merion Senior High School [more info] Upper Merion Senior High School Upper Merion Area High School
Built 1960. Continued after jointure. Additions were made in 1967 and 1995. Reorganized 9th grade to 12th grade.
Upper Merion Junior High School [more info] Upper Merion Junior High School Upper Merion Area Middle School New Upper Merion Area Middle School [more info]
Built 1964. Demolished 2006. Continued after jointure. Additions were made in 1967. Reorganized 5th grade to 8th grade. Built 2006.
Caley Road Elementary School [more info] Caley Road Elementary School New Caley Road Elementary School [more info]
Built 1966. To be demolished 2018. Reorganized K to 4th grade. To be finished 2018.
1930-31 1931-32 1932-33 1933-34 1934-35 1935-36 1936-37 1937-38 1938-39 1939-40 1940-41 1941-42 1942-43 1943-44 1944-45 1945-46 1946-47 1947-48 1948-49 1949-50 1950-51 1951-52 1952-53 1953-54 1954-55 1955-56 1956-57 1957-58 1958-59 1959-60 1960-61 1961-62 1962-63 1963-64 1964-65 1965-66 1966-67 1967-68 1968-69 1969-70 1970-71 1971-72 1972-73 1973-74 1974-75 1975-76 1976-77 1977-78 1978-79 1979-80 1980-81 1981-82 1982-83 1983-84 1984-85 1985-86 1986-87 1987-88 1988-89 1989-90 1990-91 1991-92 1992-93 1993-94 1994-95 1995-96 1996-97 1997-98 1998-99 1999-00 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20