Graham High School (St. Paris, Ohio)

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Graham High School
Address
7800 West State Route 36
St. Paris, Ohio, (Champaign County) 43072
United States
Coordinates 40°7′19″N 83°54′32″W / 40.12194°N 83.90889°W / 40.12194; -83.90889Coordinates: 40°7′19″N 83°54′32″W / 40.12194°N 83.90889°W / 40.12194; -83.90889
Information
Type Public, Coeducational high school
Established 1957
School district Graham Local School District
Superintendent Norm Glismann
Principal Joe Hurst
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 626
Color(s) Black and White [1]         
Athletics conference Central Buckeye Conference[1]
Mascot Falcon
Team name Graham Falcons[1]
Rival Urbana
Athletic Director Jordan Shumaker
Website

Graham High School is a public high school in St. Paris, Ohio. It is the only high school in the Graham Local School District. There are currently 626 students attending the high school. Attendance rate last year was 93% compared to the state average of 94%. Graduation rate was 90% compared to the state average of 86%.

History[edit]

Graham High School was constructed in 1957, the same year that Graham Local School District was formed. There have been several major renovations to the school, including the addition of a science wing, updated offices, and a new football stadium. Recently, a $13 million renovation took place in June 2009. This project included a new gymnasium, expanded cafeteria, additional parking, and air conditioning. The project was completed in the summer of 2010, right before the beginning of the 2010-2011 school year.

Students[edit]

In 2006, 98% of students at Graham High School were Caucasian, 1% were African-American, and 1% other.[citation needed]

Teachers[edit]

  • All teachers at Graham High School are fully certified.
  • The student-to-teacher ratio is 20 to 1.
  • 90% of all teachers at Graham High School graduated from Graham High School

Test results[edit]

Graham HS uses the Ohio Graduation test for grades 10 and 11.

Grade 10[edit]

  • Reading- In 2006, 50% of all students were "proficient" in this test area. The state average was 89% for that year.
  • Science- In 2006, 50% off all students were "proficient" in this test area. The state average was 73% for that year.
  • Writing- In 2006, 50% of all students were "proficient" in this test area. The state average was 88% for that year.
  • Math- In 2006, 50% of all students were "proficient" in this test area. The state average was 83% for that year.

Grade 11[edit]

  • Reading- In 2006, 50% of all students were "proficient" in this test area. The state average was 94% for that year.
  • Science- In 2006, 50% of all students were "proficient" in this test area. The state average was 83% for that year.
  • Writing- In 2006, 50% of all students were "proficient" in this test area. The state average was 92% for that year.
  • Math- In 2006, 50% of all students were "proficient" in this test area. The state average was 89% for that year.

Finances[edit]

Per pupil spending at Graham High School is $6,403. The state average is $9,052.[citation needed]

Athletics[edit]

Sports at Graham include: football, boys' and girls' basketball, baseball, softball, wrestling, track & field, cross country, girls' volleyball, boys' and girls' golf, and boys' and girls' soccer. Graham High School is Division III in football, while all other sports are Division II. Graham's colors are black and white and the Falcon is their mascot. Graham's major rivals are the Hillclimbers of the neighboring town of Urbana, Ohio. Graham is a member of Central Buckeye Conference (CBC). The conference is divided into two divisions: The Kenton Trail Division, which includes Bellefontaine, Stebbins, Shawnee, Tecumseh, Tippecanoe, Kenton Ridge. The Mad River Division includes Benjamin Logan, Graham, Greenon, Urbana, Northwestern, Indian Lake.

Boys' Basketball[edit]

In 2008, Boys' basketball team went undefeated (20-0) in the regular season, capturing the Central Buckeye Conference title. In tournament play, the Falcons won 6 straight games to become District and Regional Champs, including wins over Cincinnati Taft and Kettering Alter. Graham also knocked off Canal Winchester. In Graham's first trip to the State Final Four, the Falcons (26-0) lost to Toledo Libbey, 55-44, ending the season one game short of a state title.[2] The Falcons ended 2008 ranked #5 in the State in Division II.

The 2009 season brought a similar result for the Falcons. The team again went an unbelievable 20-0 in the regular season, and were ranked #1 in Division II the entire season. However, the Falcons bowed out early in the tournament, losing in the Sweet 16 game.[3] The falcons have won 5 straight conference titles, but have never repeated the success of the 2008 season.

Wrestling[edit]

The Falcons' wrestling team has had major success throughout recent school history. Since 2001, the wrestling team has won the state championship every year, in their division. Additionally, two notable wrestlers have gone on to win Ohio State Champion honors, in all four academic years, with David Taylor being a two-time NCAA champion.[4][5]

Ohio High School Athletic Association State Championships[edit]

  • Boys' Baseball – 1930, 1973 [4]
  • Boys' Team Wrestling – 1982, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 [4]

[4]

  • Boys' Wrestling-Team Dual Meet - 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Alumni[edit]

  • Dustin Schlatter, attended freshman and sophomore year, 4x State Champion wrestler
  • David Taylor, 4x State Champion wrestler, 2x NCAA Champion

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association member directory". Archived from the original on 2010-11-04. Retrieved 2009-12-21. 
  2. ^ "2008 OHSAA Boys Championship - Division II" (PDF). Ohsaa.org. Retrieved August 10, 2017. 
  3. ^ "2009 OHSAA Boys Championship - Division II" (PDF). Ohsaa.org. Retrieved August 10, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b c d OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site". Retrieved 2011-03-05. 
  5. ^ "The Penn Stater Daily - March 24, 2014". The Penn Stater. The Penn Stater. Retrieved August 10, 2017. 

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