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St. Luke's School; First permanent school building; junior high; St. Luke's Lutheran School


Exterior views of the St. Luke's Lutheran School complex in photos taken c. 1980 show the several additions that were made since the initial construction of the first permanent school in 1947. The original building included only a few classrooms and an auditorium (which was also used by the congregation for many non-school events). Additional classrooms and other spaces were added incrementally, as increased enrollment warranted, over the ensuing decades. The various segments of the structure were connected by outdoor loggias. At the time the photos were taken, the most recently-added section was a free standing "junior high" building on the eastern rim of the complex, added in the early 1970s. The school offered "junior high"(grades 7-9) for only a few years, in order to provide programs parallel to those of Seminole County public schools. During that period, SLLS offered "Home Economics" and "Industrial Arts" classes for 9th graders so St. Luke's students would be compliant with county requirements when they transferred into public (senior) high schools for grades 10-12. But Seminole County adopted a "middle school" model within a few years and the county's public high schools now served grades 9-12. Also, a Lutheran High School began operations in Orlando in 1975. St. Luke's School reacted to those dynamics by eliminating its own 9th grade program at the end of the 1974-75 academic year...celebrating both 8th and 9th grade graduations in the spring of 1975.


c. 1980


Seminole County, Fla.

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2 images

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Front of Postcard


St. Luke's Lutheran Church and School; DSpace at St. Luke's

Repository Collection

St. Luke's Lutheran Church: St. Luke's School 1949-1999; St. Luke's Church Archives



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All rights to images are held by the respective holding institution. This image is posted publicly for non-profit educational uses, excluding printed publication. For permission to reproduce images and/or for copyright information contact St. Luke's Lutheran Church at 2021 W SR 426, Oviedo, FL 32765 or (407) 365-3408.

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St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Oviedo, Fla.

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St. Luke's School; First permanent school building; junior high; St. Luke's Lutheran School


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