Medina High School (Ohio)

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Medina High School
Location
777 East Union Street

,
44256

United States
Coordinates41°08′42″N 81°51′04″W / 41.145°N 81.851°W / 41.145; -81.851Coordinates: 41°08′42″N 81°51′04″W / 41.145°N 81.851°W / 41.145; -81.851
Information
TypePublic
Opened1973
School districtMedina City School District
PrincipalJeff Harrison
Grades9–12
Enrollment2,221[1] (2016–2017)
Color(s)Green      and White     
AthleticsGreater Cleveland Conference
NicknameThe Battling Bees, or Bees
RivalBrunswick Blue Devils
Website
Front entrance of Medina High School

Medina High School (abbreviated MHS) is a public high school located in Medina, Ohio, United States. It serves 2,221[1] students in grades 9–12. It is the only high school in the Medina City School District and the only high school in the city. It is the 8th biggest high school in Ohio in terms of enrollment.[2]

School characteristics[edit]

  • Colors: Green and White
  • Nickname: The Battling Bees, or Bees
  • Athletic conference: Greater Cleveland Conference
  • Fight Song: The Ohio State University's "Fight the Team Across the Field"

History[edit]

Medina High School opened in its current location in the fall of 1973. In 2004, major renovations and additions were completed, doubling the school's capacity and adding both a new community recreation center and a performing-arts center.[3] Prior to 1973, Medina High School existed within the buildings that are now Garfield Elementary School, the Medina County Administration Building, and Claggett Middle School.

Neighborhoods[edit]

The facility underwent major renovations and additions which concluded in the Fall of 2003. After the completion of the renovations, the "house" concept was introduced. The school was originally divided into four "houses," each with its own principal. Students stayed within their "house" for as many core classes as possible but were permitted to take classes outside of their "house" as well.

In the 2009-2010 school year, the neighborhood concept was presented. The four "houses" were combined into two "neighborhoods" with its own core academic area, principal, faculty, and guidance counselors. Students with the letters A-K in their last name are in "House White." Students with letters L-Z starting their last name are in "House Green." A centralized food preparation area and two cafeteria/serving areas support the houses. In partnership with the City of Medina, the Medina Community Recreation Center and Performing Arts Center are directly attached to the high school building and are available for community use.

Activities[edit]

Performing arts[edit]

The school has an extensive performing arts program, with multiple choirs and orchestras, as well as several concert band programs. The Medina High School symphony orchestra was recently invited to Russia to perform at the Grand Philharmonic Hall in Saint Petersburg. The school houses a performing arts center that seats a total of 1,133 people.[4]

Marching band[edit]

In addition to the school's concert bands, Medina High School has a large marching band program. The Medina High School Marching Band (Also known as "The Musical Bees"), led by head director Jason Locher, is a competitive marching band that performs halftime shows for the school's varsity football team, as well as competes in several Ohio Music Education Association adjudicated performances each year. The band has won many awards at competition, and have received consistent "Superior" ratings at state competition. [5] Each year, the band performs a different show, many of which are commissioned specifically for the Medina High School Marching Band. Recent show titles include "Would you like to dance?", "Mana Tiki", and "May the odds be ever in your favor".

State championships[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "NCES". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved July 1, 2019.
  2. ^ "Ohio Public High Schools Ranked by Enrollment". Retrieved January 28, 2013.
  3. ^ "Medina High School and Community Center - Project Details". schooldesigns.com.
  4. ^ "Performing Arts Events". Medina City School District. Retrieved June 14, 2018.
  5. ^ "Welcome to the Musical Bees Website | Medina Ohio". Musical Bees. 2016. Retrieved 29 May 2019.

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