Shillington High School

In 1925, the new Shillington High School was constructed on East Lancaster Avenue on land that was part of the Berks County Alms House complex. An addition of twelve rooms was completed in 1930 and four more rooms were completed in 1936. The last senior class of the Shillington High School graduated in 1953, after which time the building served the newly organized Governor Mifflin School District. It served as Governor Mifflin High School until 1957 when it became Governor Mifflin Junior High School. In 1962, extensive renovations and a sizable addition were completed.

The remodeled building served the community for 30 more years before it was demolished during the summer of 1992, to make way for the new Governor Mifflin Middle School. This building proudly displayed the motto, Learn To Live … Live To Learn for 67 years. The very same letters were saved and are proudly displayed today on the Governor Mifflin Middle School on the same site and nearly the same place.  –Source

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  1. I went to Shillington Elementary and Shillington High School until 1955 when my parents decided to move to California. I had just completed my junior year. We lived across the street from John Updike….214 Philadelphia Ave. When I was in about 8th grade they decided to change the name to Governor Mifflin. A classmate of mine came up with that name. I ended up graduating from high school in California but Governor Mifflin is still in my heart. In fact John Updike’s father, Wesley, was my science teacher. He was such a good man. My 2 sisters graduated one in 1949 and the other 1951.

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