Donald Ross School

10125 97 Avenue, Edmonton

The style of Donald Ross School adhered to a popular formula for early-20th century schools, which combined design elements of Collegiate Gothic and Jacobethan Revival architecture. Distinctive elements included steep-sided triangular gables, tall chimneys, brick and stone facing materials, quoins, ornaments and large rectangular windows. It was built for $33,895 by the Dunlop, Johnson Construction Company in 1913, who also constructed the Hull Block on 97 Street, among other structures.

The main floor had two classrooms, an assembly area and an office for the principal. The second floor had three more classrooms, a staff room and infirmary.


"The School Named for Donald Ross" by Lawrence Herzog
It's Our Heritage | Vol. 20 No. 22  | May 30, 2002


Jesus Ongcoy - 04 Jul 2019

is this school still open

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Martha Eisenzimmer - 01 May 2020

A past student of the school, 1961- 67 and now a retired teacher, are there tours or short visits offered for this fine buildingđź”…

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Tom Doyon - 05 Nov 2020

Reminds me of the Queen Alexandra school. Nice architecture. I am from Toronto and have never seen roofs so steeply built.

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Randy E Achtemychuk - 28 Apr 2021

Went to school there from grades 1 - 5 in the late '60's - mid '70's, until it closed down (had to find a different school for grade 6 - Oliver) & eventually was some type of headquarters for the '78 Commonwealth Games.

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Glen Kyle - 02 Mar 2022

This was my first elementary school. Miss Gidley Gr. 1, Miss Boyal Gr.2, and Mrs. Ferguson Grade 3. I am so very thankful that Donald Ross School served as a foundation to my life for many years to come. WE had a certain closeness and bond, that you don't see or feel in other schools. The teachers and principal ( Mr. Dickenson) were all outstanding. We had one bad teacher (Miss Bristow) in grade one, but she was quickly replaced after many parents had complained of her physical abuse of the children. We had a lot of fun and great relationships at Donald Ross and that included the caretaker as well. The school was a place that was safe, and where the teachers really cared! I attended from 66 to 69. This was the school for which I was the proudest. I attended 13 different schools in all.

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Era: Urban Growth
Themes: Education
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Area: Central

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