Aiken High School (Cincinnati, Ohio)

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Aiken High School
Aiken High School under construction.jpg
The new high school under construction in early 2012
5641 Belmont Avenue

5641 Belmont Ave,


Coordinates39°11′29″N 84°33′4″W / 39.19139°N 84.55111°W / 39.19139; -84.55111Coordinates: 39°11′29″N 84°33′4″W / 39.19139°N 84.55111°W / 39.19139; -84.55111
TypePublic, Coeducational high school
School districtCincinnati Public Schools
SuperintendentLaura Mitchell[1]
PrincipalLisa Votaw[2]
Enrollment634[3] (2014-15)
Color(s)Purple and White [4]          
Athletics conferenceCincinnati Metro Athletic Conference[4]
Athletic DirectorPaul Brownfield

Aiken High School is a public high school located in Cincinnati, Ohio. The school, which opened in 1962, is part of Cincinnati Public Schools. Aiken houses two programs: Aiken College & Career High School and Aiken University High School.

Starting with the 1995–1996 school year, the school began a pilot program for Cincinnati Public Schools that keeps student classes together from grade 9 to grade 10. Teachers reported higher retention of ninth-grade students.[5]



Aiken high school was founded in 1962 and is one of the several Cincinnati public high schools. The schools culture has changed severely overtime from the early sixties through the eighties. Aiken was a predominately white school, however, looking at present day demographics, the school is highly diverse. Aiken once housed two educational programs 'Aiken College and Career high school' and 'Aiken University high school', students had the option to learn a trade program such as cosmetology, welding, nursing, and more. Since the school was rebuilt and opened in 2014 in College Hill it is now known as 'Aiken New Tech High School'- focusing primarily on technological skills as technology continues to advance in children's lives. Aiken high school serves children grades 7-12 of multiple ethnicity, disabilities, and backgrounds.

In 2014 along with rebuilding the school, its culture, and its overall name Aiken became partners with New Tech, a partnership that promotes the idea of project based learning, better known as (PBL), project based learning is used in order to encourage self-regulation in students. Project based learning focuses on five overall areas

  • Agency
  • Oral Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Written Communication
  • Knowledge and thinking skills

Sports & Clubs[edit]

  • Academic Team Facilitator: John Dean
  • Art club Facilitator: Patty New
  • The Beat (band club) Facilitator: Kara Barbee
  • GSA (Gay straight Alliance) Facilitator: Bethany Cole
  • M.O.R.E program Facilitator: Offsite
  • Soccer club Facilitator: Mr. Hiatt

Notable Alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Cincinnati Public Schools: home page". Retrieved 2018-08-12.
  2. ^ "Cincinnati Public Schools: School Listing". Retrieved 2018-08-12.
  3. ^ "Aiken High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 14, 2018.
  4. ^ a b c OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association member directory". Archived from the original on 2010-11-05. Retrieved 2010-02-17.
  5. ^ Griggs, France (2001-01-22). "High schools' future glimpsed at Aiken". The Cincinnati Post. E. W. Scripps Company. Archived from the original on 2005-01-23.

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