George W. Crouse served as a teacher, county auditor and county treasurer as well as manager, secretary-treasurer and president of a farm machinery manufacturer. Along with other prominent leaders, he lent money to Dr. B.F. Goodrich to build the first rubber plant in Akron. Crouse was also a trustee of Buchtel College, a county commissioner, and member and president of both the Akron Board of Education and City Council. In 1885, he was elected to the Ohio Senate and in 1886 to the U.S. Congress. His service won for him a high reputation of integrity and intelligence for it was often said that "George Crouse's word is as good as his bond."
Groundbreaking for new building on June 4, 2007; dedication on August 26, 2009; classes started in new building on August 26, 2009