I was a part of that transition. My class, 1986 graduates, were the last 8th graders at that school. Rather than continuing at Aylesworth for 9th grade, we started our Freshman year in the fall of 1982 at Portage High School West. Additionally, the class of 1986 was the 1st to spend years 9-12 at the high school. ~Debbie Parker
Portage Community Historical Society (Indiana)
They transitioned Aylesworth into an elementary the same year 82-83 school year.