Anderson High School (Ohio)

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Anderson High School
Andersonlogo.gif
Address
7560 Forest Road
Cincinnati, Ohio, (Hamilton County) 45255
United States
Coordinates 39°4′12″N 84°20′55″W / 39.07000°N 84.34861°W / 39.07000; -84.34861Coordinates: 39°4′12″N 84°20′55″W / 39.07000°N 84.34861°W / 39.07000; -84.34861
Information
Type Public, Coeducational high school
Established 1929
School district Forest Hills Local School District
Superintendent Scot Thomas Prebles [1]
Principal Michael Overbey[1]
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1142 (2012-2013)
Color(s) Orange and Black [1]         
Athletics conference Eastern Cincinnati Conference[1]
Mascot Redskin
Team name Redskins[1]
Rival Turpin Spartans, McNicholas Rockets
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools [2]
Newspaper Chieftain
Yearbook Andersonian
Athletic Director Chris Newton[1]
Website

Anderson High School is a public high school in the Forest Hills Local School District in Hamilton County, Ohio. It had an average daily student enrollment of 1142 during the 2012-2013 school year.[3] It has an Excellent rating from the Ohio Department of Education, and a "Performance Index" of 109.6; about the same as the Forest Hill's other high school, Turpin.

History[edit]

Established in 1929, Anderson High School is a high school in the Greater Cincinnati area. Anderson was a Blue Ribbon School from 1994 - 1996 as awarded by the United States Department of Education [4] When founded, the school mascot was a comet, but more recently the mascot was changed to an Indian warrior, a Redskin.

Student life[edit]

Anderson HS's Latin Club functions as a local chapter of both the Ohio Junior Classical League (OJCL)[5] and National Junior Classical League (NJCL).[6]

Athletics[edit]

Anderson High School is a member of the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) and participates in the Eastern Cincinnati Conference. Participation in the athletic program is open to all boys and girls interested and skilled enough to compete. Anderson offers a wide variety of athletic programs. For boys and girls, these include: cross country, golf, soccer, tennis, basketball, bowling, diving, swimming, and track and field, and academic quiz team. For boys, these include: lacrosse, baseball, football, and wrestling. For girls, these include: gymnastics, volleyball and softball.

Marching band, cheerleading, and dance team are also offered at various times throughout the school year.

Ohio High School Athletic Association State Champions[edit]

Anderson has won one state championship:[7]

Mascot controversy[edit]

In 1999, opposition to the Redskins name from Native American individuals and other supporters of the American Indian Movement (AIM) resulted in a debate at a meeting of the Forest Hills Board of Education which resulted in a unanimous vote to retain the name.[8] The issue continues to come up locally when there is news regarding the Washington Redskins name controversy, as there was in 2014 when the Washington team lost their trademarks.[9]

Campus[edit]

When viewed from the sky from a southern perspective, Anderson High School resembles the shape of a giant 'A'. Many additions have been made to the facility since its 1961 opening.[10]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association member directory". Retrieved 2010-02-17. 
  2. ^ NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on September 23, 2009. Retrieved 2010-02-17. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-09-11. Retrieved 2014-09-09. 
  4. ^ http://www.ed.gov/programs/nclbbrs/list-1982.pdf
  5. ^ "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. 
  6. ^ "OJCL Constitution". OhioJCL.org - July 2002. Internet Archive: Wayback Machine. 2010. Archived from the original on July 21, 2002. Retrieved August 16, 2010. ... by paying both OJCL annual chapter dues and any annual chapter membership dues required by NJCL. 
  7. ^ OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site". Retrieved 2010-11-11. 
  8. ^ Christine Wolff (July 20, 1999). "Anderson High to stay Redskins; Board refuses to budge on name". The Cincinnati Enquirer. 
  9. ^ "Anderson High School plans to keep Redskins mascot". Fox19. 
  10. ^ Google. "Google Maps". Archived from the original on 26 November 2010. Retrieved 2016-01-21. 
  11. ^ https://www.reverbnation.com/joewalla
  12. ^ http://www.ratemyteachers.com/joe-walla/3930645-t

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