Terrace Park nowadays is a K-6 elementary school that is available as an option to those who live in Terrace Park, Plainville, and even William’s Meadow. Terrace Park though was not always just an elementary school, oh no, it was much, much more.
When the original building was constructed in the year 1913, it was a K-12 school, which of course included the historical Terrace Park High School. TPHS was open to all people living in and around Terrace Park, who were the appropriate ages of course. This high school had everything you’d see in modern high schools such as an auditorium, sports teams, extracurriculars, and the one thing that always defines Terrace Park: community.
After 44 years of existence, Terrace Park High School seized to exist in the year 1957 when Terrace Park decided to join the Mariemont City School District where it still remains today. It is one of two feeders into Mariemont Junior High and then Mariemont High School from the district. The other schools being only Mariemont Elementary School after Fairfax Elementary was torn down and recreated as the new junior high building.
Terrace Park has changed quite a bit in the past few years, and the entire district has as well. On May 4, 2010, a levee was passed to remodel all the schools, except for the high school which had already been redone, to make the learning environment better for the students. The plan, which was at last finalized in 2011 just before the demolition of the old elementary school began, came out to cost $12.5 MILLION just for the destruction and rebuilding of Terrace Park Elementary.
Once the reconstruction of the school was underway, all the students in the school were moved onto the back lawn and put into temporary “modulars” until the school was to be finished for the 2012-2013 school year.
Finally, after spending the entire 2011-2012 school year confined in the modulars, the school was set to be opened and ready for the next coming year. Now, the students at Terrace Park have a new school building with more room, modernized classrooms, and more efficient energy conservation that will hopefully save the district money over time.