Withrow High School
|Withrow High School|
|Withrow High School entrance in 2007|
|2520 Madison Road
Cincinnati, Ohio, (Hamilton County), 45208
|Type||Public, Coeducational high school|
|Color(s)||Black and Orange |
|Athletics conference||Eastern Cincinnati Conference|
|Accreditation||North Central Association of Colleges and Schools |
|Athletic Director||Darren Braddix|
The school opened in 1919 and it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983 with other historic buildings in Ohio. Frederick W. Garber's firm was involved in the school's design known for its arching entry bridge, 114-foot (35 m) clock tower, plantings and trees, 27-acre (110,000 m2) campus, and large sports complex. Garber also designed Walnut Hills High School, Rothenberg School and Westwood Elementary (formerly Westwood School).
Withrow High School students have received national recognition for their academic achievements. While Withrow has received the highest rating ("Excellent") on the Ohio standardized tests three times since 2004, their current rating, as of September 2012[update], is "Effective". Additionally, the school graduated 100% of its seniors and nearly all of them received college scholarships in 2006.
Withrow currently operates two academic programs: Withrow International High School and Withrow University High School. The Withrow University program opened to high school freshmen in the Fall of 2002. This class became Withrow University's first graduating class on May 19, 2006. The International Program dates back to the 1980s.
Since 2000, Withrow has undergone a total modernization.
The remodelling included the classrooms, media center and cafeteria; also the gymnasium and football complex have been improved due to gifts provided by alumni and the NFL team, the Cincinnati Bengals.
Withrow has maintained many traditions over the years. The Withrow Band has been recognized nationally many times and was chosen to march in the Independence Day Parade in Washington, D.C. in 2008. Withrow students and teachers put on two variety shows for many years: The Withrow Minstrels and the Sounds of Withrow. Artifacts from Withrow's nearly 90 year history are maintained in The Withrow Museum. Graduate students have placed hundreds of testimonials on engraved bricks all around the entrance to the school.
Ohio High School Athletic Association state championships
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- Ethan Allen, Former MLB player (Cincinnati Reds, New York Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs, Saint Louis Browns)
- Carole Black, former President and CEO of Lifetime Entertainment Services (1961)
- Rosemary Clooney, Former Actress, Singer
- Jimmie Dodd, Former Mousketeer the original Micky Mouse Club
- Tom Hurd, Former MLB player (Boston Red Sox)
- Al Lakeman, Former MLB player (Cincinnati Reds, Philadelphia Phillies, Boston Braves, Detroit Tigers)
- Dick LeMay, Former MLB player (San Francisco Giants, Chicago Cubs)
- Neil McElroy, Former United States Secretary of Defense
- Ron Oester, Former MLB player (Cincinnati Reds)
- Louis Orr, Former NBA player (Indiana Pacers, New York Knicks)
- John Ruthven Wildlife Artist
- Tony Scott, Former MLB player (Montreal Expos, St. Louis Cardinals, Houston Astros)
- LaSalle Thompson, Former NBA player (Kansas City / Sacramento Kings, Indiana Pacers, Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets)
Notes and references
- OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association member directory". Retrieved 2010-03-16.
- NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Retrieved 2010-03-16.[dead link]
- "Digital Library". National Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 2012-09-04.
- Rolfes, Steven (Oct 29, 2012). "Cincinnati Landmarks". Arcadia Publishing. p. 53. Retrieved 2013-05-19.
- "Career day at Withrow High School | www.thecincinnatiherald.com". Cincinnati Herald. 2012-04-28. Retrieved 2012-09-04.
- "Withrow University High School - 2010-2011 School Year Report Card". Ohio Department of Education. Retrieved 2012-09-04.
- Yappi. "Yappi Sports Baseball". Retrieved 2009-01-23.
- OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site". Retrieved 2009-01-23.
- Kiesewetter, John (August 8, 1999). "Cincinnati native relies on Lifetime of marketing skills". The Cincinnati Enquirer (PASADENA, Calif.). Retrieved 27 December 2012.
- The East Side High School; Cincinnati Ohio, Garber & Woodward Architects, Architectural record, Volume 51 By American Institute of Architects pages 329-337