DeVilbiss High School (Toledo, Ohio)

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DeVilbiss High School
DeVilbissCampus.PNG
Address
3301 Upton Avenue
Toledo, Ohio, Lucas Co. 43613
Information
Type Public School
Opened 1931
Closed 1991
School district Toledo City School District
Grades 912
Color(s) Orange & Black
         , the rainbow
Athletics conference Toledo City League
Nickname Tigers
Yearbook Pot O' Gold

Thomas A. DeVilbiss High School was a public high school in Toledo, Ohio, United States from 1931 to June 1991. It was part of the Toledo Public School District and served students from the following elementary schools: DeVeaux, Elmhurst, Grove Patterson, Longfellow, Mayfair, McKinley, Nathan Hale, Old Orchard, and Whittier. The building still sits at 3301 Upton Avenue near the Central Avenue intersection.

The DeVilbiss Tigers were members of the Toledo City League and donned the colors of orange and black. The school colors however, were the colors of the rainbow. Hence the yearbook was the pot of gold. The school newspaper/newsletter was the Prism. Their main rivals were the Start Spartans, although rivalries existed with the St. Francis Knights and the Libbey Cowboys, whom they used to annually play football against on Thanksgiving day[1] from 1933–1963.

Due to a declining enrollment and low finances, DeVilbiss was closed along with Macomber and Whitney high schools by TPS at the end of the 1990–1991 school year. The DeVilbiss district was split up so students could attend Bowsher, Rogers, Scott, or Start high schools.[2]

The building has been renovated by Duket Architects, and currently serves as Toledo Technology Academy,[3] which opened in 1997.[4]

DeVilbiss served as the home of Scott High School for two years while Scott's building underwent renovations from 2010–2012.[5]

DeVilbiss' Page Stadium was fully torn down at the end of May 2012.[6]

Ohio High School Athletic Association state championships[edit]

  • Boys Cross Country: 1970 Class AAA
  • Boys Golf: 1940, 1950
  • Boys Track & Field: 1946 (Class A), 1987 (Class AAA)

Toledo City League Championships[edit]

  • Baseball: 1935, 1936, 1937, 1940*, 1950, 1954*, 1957, 1962, 1964, 1980
  • Boys Basketball: 1934–35, 1935–36, 1943–44*, 1949–50, 1951–52*
  • Boys Cross Country: 1982
  • Girls Basketball: 1983–84
  • Girls Cross Country: 1984
  • Football: 1938*, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1961*, 1973, 1974, 1989
  • Boys Track & Field: 1933, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1951, 1954, 1981, 1982, 1987, 1988, 1989
  • Girls Track & Field: 1985, 1986, 1988, 1989
  • Volleyball: 1977, 1984, 1986
  • Chess: 1973, 1974, 1975

(years marked with an asterisk (*) denote a shared title)

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hackenberg, Dave (November 27, 2003). "Scott-Waite game kicked off great tradition of high school feasts". Toledo Blade. Retrieved February 7, 2011. 
  2. ^ Krauth, Laurie (February 28, 1991). "Schools open to lure transfer students". Toledo Blade. Retrieved February 2, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Toledo Public Schools — Toledo Technology Academy and DeVilbiss Middle School". Archived from the original on January 10, 2013. Retrieved February 27, 2013. 
  4. ^ "The rebirth of DeVilbiss High". Toledo Blade. September 8, 2000. Retrieved February 14, 2014. 
  5. ^ Kushma, David (October 20, 2013). "Bulldog Nation at 100: Scott's past, present converge". Toledo Blade. Retrieved February 14, 2014. 
  6. ^ Hackenberg, Dave (June 1, 2012). "Sad good-bye to DeVilbiss' Page Stadium". Toledo Blade. Retrieved July 24, 2012. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 41°40′56″N 83°35′33″W / 41.68222°N 83.59250°W / 41.68222; -83.59250