South Carleton High School

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South Carleton High School
3673 McBean St
Ottawa, Ontario, K0A 2Z0, Canada
School board Ottawa Carleton District School Board
Superintendent Walter Piovesan
Area trustee Vicky Cauly
Principal Colin Anderson
Vice principal Shannon Adams, Christine Reynolds
Administrator Jane Beckett
Staff 110+
Grades 9 to 12 (semestered)
Area Southwestern sector of the city
Campus Rural
Team name Storm
Colours Maroon, White and Silver             
Founded 1952
Enrollment 1247 (As of the 2011-2012 school year)
Communities served Stittsville, Manotick, Richmond, Riverside South, North Gower, Munster, Kars, Fallowfield, Ashton, Burritts Rapids
Feeder schools Goulbourn Middle School, Rideau Valley Middle School, A. Lorne Cassidy Elementary School

South Carleton High School is a high school situated in the southwestern sector of the city of Ottawa, in the town of Richmond, Ontario. The school is under the jurisdiction of the Ottawa Carleton District School Board. The SCHS attendance boundaries cover a major section of the southern part of the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board. Students come from all over the southwestern sector of the city but mainly from the communities of Stittsville, Manotick, Richmond, Riverside South, North Gower, Munster, Kars, Fallowfield, Ashton, Burritts Rapids and the area connecting these communities. SCHS feeder schools include Goulbourn Middle School, Rideau Valley Middle School, and A. Lorne Cassidy Elementary School.

The school opened its doors in 1952 to 263 students and 13 teachers under the leadership of its first principal, W.W. Powell. South Carleton's 50th anniversary was celebrated in 2002.


South Carleton has a wide range of athletic activities. Its alpine ski team has won 5 OFSAA titles, including 2 in 2002 as well as 2008 and 2009, and their first girls' team title in 2012. It has collected 18 team and 12 individual medals at OFSAA since 1999. In 2011 the team won 4 golds at NCSSAA and three silvers at OFSAA. In 2012, the team again swept all NCSSAA medals while the girls' team took gold and silver medals at OFSAA. In 2013, the Storm sent a record 15 racers to OFSAA as 3 teams qualified and the teams brought home 3 silvers and a bronze medal from the provincials.

Its wrestling program has won the NCSSAA championship for the past several years and produces nearly a dozen OFSAA wrestlers each year. This has led to the coining of the term "wrestle with the best"

The Senior Men's Rugby team was undefeated in regular season in 2007 and 2008, including a 2008 NCSSAA championship win.

South Carleton's varsity swim team was formed during the 2010-2011 season, and won two NCSSAA medals, both of which were gold, sending one swimmer to OFSAA. In the 2011-2012 season once again one swimmer qualified for OFSAA, winning a bronze medal for SC.

The Storm basketball team has won several city titles in its history, including the most recent visit to the NCSSAA championship in the 2008-2009 season.

The South Carleton Junior Boy's soccer team captured the 2008 NCSSAA Gold Medal after an undefeated season.

South Carleton's football team had reached the NCSSAA finals in 2006 and 2008, losing both times, and lost in the NCSSAA semi-finals in 2007.

The baseball team captured their 3rd NCSSAA tier 2 title in 4 years in 2012 and have won 4 titles (including a Tier 1 title in 2004) in their 10 year history. In 2013, the team moved back to the OFSAA tier and were undefeated in seasonal play before bowing out in the quarterfinals.

Bob Erwin Football Field[edit]

On October 6, 2005, during half-time at the Senior Football game, the South Carleton Football Field was dedicated to Bob Erwin, teacher and coach at SC for 33 years.

See also[edit]

Population numbers are from the City of Ottawa 2004 estimates except for Sittsville [1], Burritts Rapids and Riverside South.

City of Ottawa 2004 community estimates

Coordinates: 45°11′10″N 75°49′40″W / 45.186228°N 75.827647°W / 45.186228; -75.827647