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Center Township School, Mays, IN

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Center Township School

929 E. South St.

Mays, Indiana

Center Township is one of twelve townships in Rush County, Indiana. As of the 2010 census, its population was 780 and it contained 316 housing units.  The township was organized in 1830.  The Center Township Grade and High School, Indiana Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Children’s Home, and Jabez Reeves Farmstead are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  Center Township Grade and High School, also known as Mays Elementary School, is a historic school building near Rushville, Rush County, Indiana. It was built in 1929, and is a 2 1/2-story, brick building with Classical Revival and Prairie School style design elements. It has a flat topped hipped roof, overhanging eaves, and sparse stone and brick detailing.  It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004.  In 2015, the Rush County School (RCS) Board voted to close Mays Elementary School.  Nansi Custer headed up the community’s effort to establish Mays Community Academy, a charter school.  Since 1929, the Center School located in Mays, Indiana, has been providing a highly-regarded level of education to Hoosier children from their earliest days in the classroom, and Mays Community Academy continues that tradition today.

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