Elida High School (Elida, Ohio)

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Elida High School
401 East North Street
Elida, Ohio, (Allen County), 45807
United States
Coordinates 40°47′25″N 84°12′8″W / 40.79028°N 84.20222°W / 40.79028; -84.20222Coordinates: 40°47′25″N 84°12′8″W / 40.79028°N 84.20222°W / 40.79028; -84.20222
Established 1892
Principal Anthony Cox
Asst. Principal Brad Mendenhall
Staff 54
Grades 912
Enrollment 1,000 (average 250-300 students per grade) (2008)
Campus rural/suburban
Color(s) Orange, Gold and Black[1]         
Fight song Across the Field
Athletics conference Western Buckeye League[1]
Mascot Thor the Bulldog
Team name Bulldogs [1]
Yearbook 'Reflector II'
Athletic Director Dave Evans[1]
Band Director John Stetler

Elida High School located in Elida, Ohio, is part of Elida Local School District. The school athletic teams are known as the Bulldogs, and the school colors are Black, Orange, and Gold. The school serves over 912 students as of 2007. The school's Alma Mater and Fight Song" are both exactly the same as those used at The Ohio State University except the word "Ohio" is replaced with that of "Orange, Black, Gold."

In 1868, the Elida School District was created and was moved into a new building on Main Street (now the site of the Fire Department) at a cost of about $5000. The high school was added in 1892 at about $10,000 with S.D. Crites as the first principal. The present Elida High School was erected in 1914 with a major addition of a Junior High in 1956. The back wing was added in 1959. The first football field ran east to west behind the old part of the school. Thanks to the efforts of Mr. Ellsworth Wiferd, who donated 600 hours of work, lights were added to the field in 1946. A football stadium was built behind the high school and dedicated in 1961 to the memory of Roger Eugene Kraft a young man who died during a football game at Pandora in October 1959. The Field House was built in front of the Junior High addition in 1973. The first Elida graduating class consisted of four students in 1893. In 2003, there were 174 graduates (ref. needed).

Elida opened a newly constructed High School in 2011, a 169,000-square-foot building with a 670-seat auditorium and 1,200-seat gymnasium. Building dedication was 25 Sep 2011.[2]

Clubs and activities[edit]

The school's Latin Club functions as a local chapter of both the Ohio Junior Classical League (OJCL)[3] and National Junior Classical League (NJCL).<r


Elida High School is a member of the Western Buckeye League.

Ohio High School Athletic Association State Championships[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association member directory". Retrieved 2009-12-15. 
  2. ^ http://www.limaohio.com/articles/school-72236-building-high.html
  3. ^ "Executive Board Pre-File Application". OhioJCL.org - June 2007. Internet Archive: Wayback Machine. 2010. Archived from the original on June 17, 2007. Retrieved August 16, 2010. 
  4. ^ Yappi. "Yappi Sports Baseball". Retrieved 2007-02-12. 
  5. ^ a b OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site". Retrieved 2006-12-31. 

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