Lakota West High School

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Lakota West High School
8940 Union Centre Boulevard
West Chester, (Butler County), Ohio 45069
United States
Coordinates 39°19′49″N 84°25′52″W / 39.33028°N 84.43111°W / 39.33028; -84.43111Coordinates: 39°19′49″N 84°25′52″W / 39.33028°N 84.43111°W / 39.33028; -84.43111
Type Public
Motto "All students will achieve to their fullest pontential"
Established 1997
School district Lakota
Superintendent Karen Mantia
Principal G. Elgin Card
Faculty 145
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 2,259[1] (2014-15)
Color(s) Red, White and Black[2]             
Slogan Working Together for Excellence and Opportunity
Song "Alma Mater"
Fight song Fight On
Athletics conference Greater Miami Conference[2]
Sports Tennis
Mascot Firebird
Team name Firebirds
Rival Lakota East
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools[3]
Average ACT scores 21.5
Newspaper The Voice
Yearbook Odyssey
Athletic Director Scott Kaufman[2]

Lakota West High School is a high school in the Lakota Local School District which comprises both West Chester Township and Liberty Township in a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio. From what once was a unified Lakota High School came both Lakota West and Lakota East. Situated in an exurb of Cincinnati, the two physically identical schools were built in 1997 when the district expanded. The enrollment for Lakota West is currently around 2,000 students for grades 10-12. Some unions from the old single high school still exist, such as the school's radio station, WLHS 89.9 FM, which is staffed by students from both Lakota East and Lakota West.

The two high schools have an inter-district rivalry which culminates each year in the East/West football game. Both high schools take turns hosting the game.

The school year is divided into two semesters with two quarters each. The Firebird is the mascot of Lakota West. This was derived from the original mascot, the Lakota Thunderbirds, which became the Lakota West Firebirds and the Lakota East Thunderhawks. The school colors are red and white with black trim. The school is classified a Division 1 school in all sports under OHSAA standards and is a member of the Greater Miami Conference (GMC).

Clubs and activities[edit]

Students at Lakota West are given plenty of opportunity to participate in clubs and after school activities ranging from Peer Counseling to the Voice to the school chapter of Mu Alpha Theta. Other clubs and activities include SGA, JCL, Chess club, Academic Quiz team, Yearbook Team, Psychology Club, as well as Theatre, Choir and Band.

Latin Club[edit]

Lakota West's Latin Club functions as a local chapter of both the Ohio Junior Classical League (OJCL)[4] and National Junior Classical League (NJCL).[5]

The Voice[edit]

The Voice is a student-operated publication for Lakota West High School published eight times a year. It is a free publication distributed at Lakota West High School, at other public facilities, and on the web.

The Voice is winner of several first-place awards, including the 2000 Pacemaker Award, 2001 Gold Medalist CSPA, NSPA All-American Award, and GLIPA Buckeye Award.[6]


Lakota West performed in the 2015 Rose Parade in Pasadena, California.[7]

The Firebirds[edit]

The firebird is the mascot. It can be seen before football games in the fall.

Ohio High School Athletic Association State Championships[edit]

Ohio High School Athletic Association State Runner-up[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Lakota West High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved November 19, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association member directory". Archived from the original on November 5, 2010. Retrieved 2009-12-23. 
  3. ^ NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on September 23, 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-23. 
  4. ^ "2009 Convention – Club Point Summary" (PDF). Ohio Junior Classical League. 2009. Retrieved 10 August 2009. [permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Constitution of the Ohio Junior Classical League" (PDF). Ohio Junior Classical League. March 2008. Retrieved 18 September 2009. paying both OJCL annual chapter dues and any annual chapter membership dues required by NJCL. [permanent dead link]
  6. ^ [1] Archived September 23, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ Rose Parade Participants, Tournament of Roses, 2014
  8. ^ a b OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site". Retrieved 2006-12-31.