Highland High School (Medina County, Ohio)
|Highland High School|
|4150 Ridge Road
Medina, Ohio 44256
|School district||Highland Local School District|
|Campus size||230 acres (93 ha)|
|Color(s)||Kelly green and black
|Athletics conference||Suburban League
Highland High School is a public high school in Granger Township, Ohio, United States, near Medina. The school serves students from Hinckley, Granger, Sharon, Montville, Copley, Medina, and Brunswick townships. In May 2013, Highland High School was named one of “America's Best High Schools” by Newsweek in its 2013 rankings.
It is the only high school in the Highland Local School District. The school colors are Kelly green and black, and athletic teams are known as the Hornets. The alma mater is to the tune of Carmen Ohio and the fight song is the Notre Dame Victory March.
Highland High School is a comprehensive high school with approximately 1,130 students in grades 9–12 as of 2013.
Highland High School competes in the Suburban League. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Highland won Ohio High School Athletic Association state titles in 1975 and 1981.
In December 2013, after many years of planning, the Highland Board of Education revealed plans for a new athletic complex. This complex includes a football stadium featuring a turf field, eight lane track, locker room facilities, multiple bathroom facilities, multiple food vending facilities, a video scoreboard, and seating for 5,000 people. The complex will also feature a Soccer field, Tennis courts, and multiple parking lots. The stadium will be constructed on land that was being used as a practice field for the marching band, and the new Soccer field and Tennis courts will be constructed west of the new stadium where a wooded area is currently. Parking lots will be constructed on the west and south sides of the new stadium. This project is projected to cost seven to eight million dollars with most of the funding coming from private sources. This new complex was completed in August 2015.
The final varsity football game was played at the original Highland Stadium located at Highland Middle School on October 17, 2014, against Revere High School. The game resulted in a 24–10 victory for Highland and included a number of special events. Since 2015, this stadium is used for the practices of several sports programs and for middle school sports home games.
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