Wadsworth High School

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Wadsworth High School
Address
625 Broad Street
Wadsworth, Ohio, 44281
United States
Coordinates 41°1′26″N 81°42′36″W / 41.02389°N 81.71000°W / 41.02389; -81.71000Coordinates: 41°1′26″N 81°42′36″W / 41.02389°N 81.71000°W / 41.02389; -81.71000
Information
Type Public
Motto Once a grizzly, always a grizzly!
School district Wadsworth City Schools
Superintendent Andrew Hill
Principal Steve Moore
Grades 9-12
Number of students 1,500+
School color(s) Red and White
Athletics conference OHSAA Suburban League
Nickname Grizzlies
Newspaper The Bruin
Yearbook Whisperer
Website

Wadsworth High School is a 9-12 public high school in Wadsworth, Ohio. It is the only high school in the Wadsworth City Schools district. The school colors are officially red and white. The school mascot is the black bear, and the sports teams are nicknamed the Grizzlies. The school's fight song is not Ohio State University's Buckeye battlecry, but an adapted version.

History[edit]

In 2012, Wadsworth City Schools demolished the old high school and moved into a new high school. The new Wadsworth High School connects to the new Wadsworth YMCA and community center. The new high school opened its doors in the fall of 2012. The school colors are officially red and white. The school mascot is the grizzly bear, and the sports teams are nicknamed the Grizzlies. The school's fight song is not Ohio State University's Buckeye battlecry, but an adapted version.[citation needed]

Academics[edit]

At Wadsworth High School, students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement course work and exams. The AP participation rate at Wadsworth High School is 13 percent. The Wadsworth City School District was rated "excellent with distinction" for the 2011-12 school year by the Ohio Department of Education. That was the tenth year in a row that Wadsworth City School District hae attained the highest possible rating for an Ohio school district on the state report card. Wadsworth City earned a perfect 26 for 26 on the indicators. Ohio Education test results place Wadsworth City Schools 1st in the county, 5th in the region, and 36th in Ohio. Since 2012, Wadsworth High School has been given the rating of bronze by the U.S. News & World Report. The rating is based upon AP test scores for seniors, OGT scores, math and reading proficiency, and college readiness factors.

Arts[edit]

  • Wadsworth's Instrumental Music has 430+ members in the marching band. There are many instrumental ensembles at Wadsworth including a Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, Pep Band, and a pit ensemble.
  • The choirs at Wadsworth, include: Show Choir, Elite Choir, Concert Choir, a Men's group and a Women's group.
  • The Wadsworth Drama department as well as all of the other performing ensembles and choirs use the new Wadsworth Performing Arts Center (PAC) as the main venue for concerts, plays, and musicals.

(Athletics) Ohio High School Athletic Association State championships[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yappi. "Yappi Sports Wrestling". Retrieved 2007-02-12. 
  2. ^ a b OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site". Retrieved 2006-12-31. 
  3. ^ Maroon, Craig; Maroon, Margaret; Holbert (2007). Akron-Canton Baseball Heritage. Arcadia Publishing. p. 15. ISBN 9780738551135. 
  4. ^ Snodgrass, John (October 23, 2008). "Sonnanstine making history with Rays". The Times Bulletin. Retrieved April 19, 2014. 
  5. ^ Hlavinka, Lisa (January 28, 2010). "Astronaut, Wadsworth native, addresses NASA Glenn on space shuttle mission". Medina Gazette. Retrieved April 19, 2014. 

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