|John H. Lehman High School|
1103 14th St. NW
|Established||1932 (as a H.S.)|
|Closed||1976 (as a H.S.)|
|Color(s)||Scarlet & Gray|
Lehman High School was a public high school in the Canton City School District. It was named for John House Lehman, "in honor of his extensive, untiring, and unselfish efforts for the public school system." It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on August 24, 2017.
Lehman was built on the site of the original North High School in 1920 and served as a junior high until 1932, when it started to add grades above 9th grade. From 1920 to 1937 Lehman was a feeder school to Canton McKinley High School . The first class graduated in 1938.
The Lehman Polar Bears were members of the Hall of Fame Conference for football.
Due to projections for declining enrollment in Canton City Schools, Lehman and Lincoln High School were closed as traditional high schools at the end of the 1975-76 school year and became junior highs. A new Lehman Middle School was opened in 2004 on 13th St. and Broad Ave. NW, leaving the original building empty for the most part. It was used on a temporary basis housing students while several elementary schools in Canton were razed and rebuilt.
Circa 2009 after the district discovered trespassing in the building, the district had electricity suspended.
Further information: Ohio High School Athletic Association