The History of Truman Middle School
When the old Krug School was abandoned, the District built the Myrtle Miller School behind Mark Twain Elementary at 33rd and Olive Streets. Myrtle Miller had served as the principal at Krug for many years and the school board decided to name the new school after her. Ms. Miller then served as the principal of the school that carried her name for nine more years. This school served students with disabilities from all over the city.
In 1973, the District decided that research supported greater inclusion and mainstreaming of students with disabilities. The school was then used as part of the new District middle school plan and the name was changed to Harry S. Truman Middle School in honor of our 33rd President.