Columbian High School

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Columbian High School
300 South Monroe Street


United States
Coordinates41°06′31″N 83°10′41″W / 41.108746°N 83.177924°W / 41.108746; -83.177924Coordinates: 41°06′31″N 83°10′41″W / 41.108746°N 83.177924°W / 41.108746; -83.177924
School districtTiffin City School District
PrincipalForrest Trisler
Enrollment836 (2016-17)[1]
Color(s)Navy blue and Vegas gold
Athletics conferenceSandusky Bay Conference
MascotTeddy Tornado, Thunder and Lightning
Team nameTornadoes
RivalBellevue Redmen

Columbian High School is comprehensive public high school in Tiffin, Ohio, United States. It is the only public high school in the Tiffin City School District. Their nickname is the Tornadoes. A long time member of the Northern Ohio League (1954-2017), Tiffin Columbian joined the Sandusky Bay Conference in 2017. The school has 850 students. The school was founded in 1859 and the current building was constructed in 1959. The building was named for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, the world's fair that celebrated the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus' arrival to the New World.[2] Forrest Trisler is the school principal.

Columbian's Frost-Kalnow Stadium is a 4,500 seat facility that is used by both Columbian and Calvert high schools' teams, and by Tiffin University's programs as well.[3]


Columbian High School offers a comprehensive curriculum. Several Advanced Placement classes are offered, including AP Psychology, AP U.S. History, AP Calculus, AP Biology, AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature & Composition, and more. The school also offers two foreign language courses, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese.[4] AP classes that aren't offered can be taken online through the Virtual High School Collaborative.

Students at Columbian can participate in the College Credit Plus program, which allows them to attend classes at Heidelberg University, Tiffin University, Terra Community College, and more, in order to earn college credit.[5]

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  1. ^ "Columbian High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 12, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-11-30. Retrieved 2012-10-22.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-09-11. Retrieved 2015-09-05.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-09-11. Retrieved 2015-09-05.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)