Bedford High School (Ohio)

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Bedford High School
481 Northfield Road
Bedford, Ohio 44146
United States
Coordinates 41°24′09″N 81°31′31″W / 41.4024°N 81.5253°W / 41.4024; -81.5253Coordinates: 41°24′09″N 81°31′31″W / 41.4024°N 81.5253°W / 41.4024; -81.5253
Type Public, coeducational
Established 1954
School district Bedford City School District
Principal Samuel Vawters[1]
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1,202 (2008–09)
Color(s) Green and white[1]
Athletics conference Lake Erie League[1]
Team name Bearcats[1]
Accreditation Ohio Department of Education

Bedford High School is a public school in Bedford, Ohio, southeast of Cleveland.


Bedford High School was built in 1957, with additions in 1971, and 1994. Bedford High School is accredited by the Ohio Department of Education.[2]

Bedford High School is neighbors with St. Peter Chanel High School. With both schools winning championships in sports, The city of Bedford renamed a portion of Northfield Road the "Avenue of Champions". Both schools were under construction at the same time in the 1950s.

Bedford High School was erected in 1955-57, it is built in Norman Brick-style architecture with limestone and cost $2.1 million. The Bedford Board of Education Building at 475 Northfield Road was built on the campus in 1961 and two wings were added to the high school in 1971. They are connected to the rest of the building by two glass-enclosed walkways. The school's current football facility, Bearcat Stadium, opened in 1994.

The school once served as a potential nuclear fallout shelter. A fallout shelter sign is still visible at the front of the school building. Several underground passages exist at the school that would have served to shield the public in the event of nuclear attack.

Notable alumni[edit]

State championships[edit]

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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association member directory". Retrieved 2010-02-17. 
  2. ^ BHS. "About Bedford High School". Bedford High School website. Archived from the original on 19 December 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-27. 
  3. ^ OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site". Retrieved 2009-01-23. 
  4. ^ Yappi. "Yappi Sports Wrestling". Archived from the original on 4 March 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-23.