Loveland High School (Ohio)

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Loveland High School
Aerial photograph of Loveland High School
1 Tiger Trail
Loveland, Ohio, (Hamilton County) 45140
United States
Coordinates 39°16′46″N 84°16′29″W / 39.27944°N 84.27472°W / 39.27944; -84.27472 (Loveland High School)Coordinates: 39°16′46″N 84°16′29″W / 39.27944°N 84.27472°W / 39.27944; -84.27472 (Loveland High School)
School type Public, Coeducational high school
Established c.1881 (1881)
School district Loveland City School District
NCES District ID 3904427[1]
Superintendent Chad Hilliker (May 2013–present)[2]
CEEB code 363-085
NCES School ID 390442701207[3]
Principal Peggy Johnson [4]
Faculty 75.26 (on an FTE basis)[3]
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1,361[3] (2009-2010)
 • Grade 9 340[3]
 • Grade 10 342[3]
 • Grade 11 326[3]
 • Grade 12 353[3]
Student to teacher ratio 18.08[3]
Campus size 32 acres
Campus type Suburban
Color(s) Orange and black[5]         
Athletics conference Eastern Cincinnati Conference[6]
Mascot Tiger
Team name Tigers[5]
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools [7]
USNWR ranking 46th State wide[8]
Average SAT scores 1072[9]
Average ACT scores 23.2[9]
Newspaper The Roar[10]
Yearbook Lohian
Athletic Director Juliann Renner [11]
School crest

Loveland High School is a public high school located in Loveland, Ohio, United States, within Hamilton County. It is the only high school in the Loveland City School District, serving the communities of Loveland, Symmes Township, and Miami Township. It offers a range of educational programs, including college preparatory and vocational.


Loveland High School has been accredited by the Ohio Department of Education and North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.[12] It is involved with the service organization Unified for UNIFAT.[citation needed] The school was a member of the Fort Ancient Valley Conference (FAVC) since 1997, however in 2012 the school split off and founded a separate conference the Eastern Cincinnati Conference.[13] The Tigers football team plays in the FAVC Buckeye Division, while other athletic teams play in the East Division.[14][15]


Loveland High School uses a 10-point grading scale.[16] Loveland High School also implements block scheduling by semester; class lengths range from 50 minutes to 90 minutes. This may allow for students to take up to two different foreign language classes per year. Loveland High School was one of only two Ohio schools honored as a first-ever “2012 Green Ribbon School” by the U.S. Department of Education and the Environmental Education Council for Ohio, for creatively reducing environmental impact.[17] U.S. News & World also recognized Loveland High School in 2012 as a top school of the nation by awarded them a silver medal and placing them 46th in the state of Ohio.[8]


Ohio High School Athletic Association State Championships[edit]

Division II

Division I Women's Soccer


Evelyn Hawley was Loveland High School's first graduate, the only graduating member of the Class of 1881.[18]

Until 1926, Loveland City Schools operated as separate Loveland East and Loveland West districts, and each district had its own high school.[19] Loveland West High School was located in present-day Loveland's central business district, in the building that now houses Loveland Elementary School. Loveland East High School was built by Cincinnati architect Samuel Hannaford on Broadway Street and has since been converted into a church.

The unified high school, named Loveland Hurst High School, was eventually located on the Hamilton County side of the city. Ann Donahue, a Loveland High School graduate, modeled the set of the television show M.Y.O.B. after this building.[20] It also featured in the made-for-TV movie The Pride of Jesse Hallam.[21]

Loveland High School's current facilities were built in 1994[12] to replace aging Hurst High School. Hurst was then converted into a middle school. Two years earlier, Loveland City Schools purchased land in Symmes Township, just outside Loveland city limits. The district signed a contract in which the City agreed to provide the new high school with water and sewage services; in return, the district would push for Hamilton County to annex the high school into Loveland at the city's request.[22] In 2009, the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners allowed Loveland to annex the school.[23][24]

In November 2012 Loveland staged a production of Legally Blonde, the 2007 broadway stage musical, directed by Sonja Hanson a local dancer and choreographer. Despite prior approval of the script and open rehearsals the admisitrators objected to the play and told Ms. Hanson "You need to resign or you will be terminated."

Music Program[edit]

In addition to many athletic, academic, and volunteer based classes and extra-circulars, Loveland High School also has a strong presence in their music programs. String ensembles are under the conduction of Rachel Bierkan. Multiple co-ciricular jazz ensembles are under the direction of Bernardo Lopez, a distinguished graduate of the College Conservatory of Music. Concert bands and the state-qualifying marching band are directed by Geoffrey Miller. The three concert choirs in the choral program are all directed by Shawn Miller. In addition to concert choirs, Mr. Miller also directs the two annual plays and musicals at the high school which compete for the Greater Cincinnati Cappies, as well as heads the show choir program. The middle school group "Revolution", the high school girls group "Allure", and high school mixed group "By Request" all practice either before, during, or after the school day to compete around the nation. Aided by a student crew and a student show band made up of more than 25 musicians from the band program, Loveland Showchoirs are often ranked in the top 30 best schools in the nation. In 2013, "By Request" became the National Champions at Show Choir Nationals held at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. They also host their annual show choir invitational "Showfest" around Valentine's Day, and welcome other choirs from around the nation to compete.

Notable alumni[edit]

Notable faculty[edit]


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  14. ^ Amorini, Anthony (2010-07-19). "Realigned FAVC shifts to 2 divisions". The Loveland Herald. The Community Press. Archived from the original on March 8, 2012. Retrieved 2010-07-20. The FAVC Buckeye, FAVC Cardinal and FAVC Scarlet divisions are officially gone for everything but football. ... The FAVC East Division is comprised of Anderson, Glen Este, Loveland and Milford from the FAVC Buckeye... 
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  16. ^ Houck, Jeanne (2010-10-08). "New grading scale at Loveland High School". The Loveland Herald. The Community Press. Retrieved 2010-10-08. The [Loveland Board of Education] agreed earlier this year to change from a seven-point grading scale to a 10-point grading scale. With the former seven-point scale, 93 percent to 100 percent was an A .... Under the new 10-point scale, 90 percent to 100 percent is an A... 
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  24. ^ Kranz, Cindy; Jessica Brown (2009-02-26). "Loveland, school district to finally annex". The Cincinnati Enquirer. Gannett Company. Retrieved 2009-02-27. After 17 years, Loveland High School finally is being annexed to the City of Loveland. Hamilton County Commissioners this week unanimously approved the annexation of the 61.8-acre site to the city. ... Annexation will take effect in 60 to 90 days. 
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