Another structure was built before being replaced by the school built in 1855. The first floor of the building was for elementary, and the second floor was the high school. I’m sure students today can’t imagine not having the luxury of electricity and indoor plumbing, something that was not a part of the original building. The first commencement was held on June 3rd, 1880, with two students! As the village grew, expansions on the school followed will into the 1970’s.
In 2003 it was decided that Mechanicsburg needed a more modern building which was completed in 2007. As a homage to the original building, a bell tower was constructed on the new building which houses the original bell. Today, Mechanicsburg schools continue to thrive with a community support behind them along with electricity and indoor plumbing.