Beechcroft High School

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Beechcroft High School
Address
6100 Beechcroft Road
Columbus, Ohio, (Franklin County) 43229
United States
Coordinates 40°5′39″N 82°57′53″W / 40.09417°N 82.96472°W / 40.09417; -82.96472Coordinates: 40°5′39″N 82°57′53″W / 40.09417°N 82.96472°W / 40.09417; -82.96472
Information
Type Public, Coeducational high school
Established 1976
School district Columbus City Schools
Superintendent Dr. Dan Good[1]
Principal Monique Jacquet[1]
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 950
Color(s) Brown and Gold [1]         
Athletics 10 boys and 9 girls varsity sports
Athletics conference Columbus City League[1]
Team name Cougars[1]
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools [2]
Athletic Director Anthony Brown[1]
Website

Beechcroft High School is a four-year high school (grades 9-12) located on the north side of Columbus, Ohio. It is a part of Columbus City Schools. Beechcroft was first opened in 1976 as a six-year junior/senior high school. At that time, school enrollment peaked at 1,200+ students. Current enrollment is 950 students.

Beechcroft is known to some as "Da Croft". The school colors are Gold and Brown. The school nickname is the Cougars. Marching band rival is Northland High School.

Sports and activities[edit]

The school has 10 boys and 9 girls varsity sports which include baseball, basketball (Boys and Girls), bowling (Boys and Girls), cross country (Boys and Girls), football, softball, swimming & diving (Boys and Girls), soccer (Boys and Girls), tennis (Boys and Girls), track & field (Boys and Girls), wrestling, and volleyball.

The football program at Beechcroft competes in the Columbus City League. Beechcroft has reached the OHSAA playoffs 19 times in football, including a 5-season run from 1999-2003. Beechcroft overall record is 288-120-1

The school received national attention from ESPN and Sports Illustrated during the 2008 football season, after beating local league foe Centennial High School 96-0. Beechcroft scored 55 first quarter points, tying for the 4th highest point total in one quarter in national high school football history. The 96 points scored by Beechcroft also tied for the second highest point total in the nation during the 2008 high school football season.

The school's Latin Club functions as a local chapter of both the Ohio Junior Classical League (OJCL)[3] and National Junior Classical League (NJCL).[4]

Notable alumni[edit]

Curtis Keaton - NFL footballer Chip Cox - CFL player for the Montreal Alouettes

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association member directory". Archived from the original on November 3, 2010. Retrieved February 17, 2010. 
  2. ^ NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on March 15, 2010. Retrieved February 17, 2010. 
  3. ^ "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. 
  4. ^ "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.