New Albany High School (Ohio)

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New Albany High School
New Albany Seal.JPG
Seal of the New Albany-Plain Local School District
7600 Fodor Road
New Albany, Ohio, (Franklin County) 43054
United States
Coordinates 40°5′10″N 82°48′58″W / 40.08611°N 82.81611°W / 40.08611; -82.81611Coordinates: 40°5′10″N 82°48′58″W / 40.08611°N 82.81611°W / 40.08611; -82.81611
Type Public, Coeducational high school
Opened 1996
School district New Albany-Plain Local School District
Superintendent Michael Sawyers[1]
School code NAHS
Principal Dwight Carter
Faculty 78
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1,411[2] (2014-2015)
Campus Centralized
Color(s) Maroon and Gold [1]         
Song Mrs. White's Alma Mater (Plain Township High We Love Thee)
Athletics conference Ohio Capital Conference[1]
Mascot Edgar the Eagle
Nickname Eagles
Team name Eagles[1]
Newspaper The Talon
Yearbook Yearly
Dean of Students LeNora Angles
Athletic Director Richie Wildenhaus [1]

New Albany High School is a public high school located in New Albany, Ohio, part of the New Albany-Plain Local School District. New Albany is a four-year comprehensive high school accredited by the Ohio Department of Education. It has been nationally recognized as a School of Excellence. Due to population expansion, the school was expanded in 1996.


"The mission of the New Albany-Plain Local School District is to create a Learning Community that empowers our young people to develop the knowledge, talents, and virtues necessary for success in a changing world."[3]


In the 1820s in Plain Township, schooling had been taught in log cabins. In 1821, a frame school building was built on Central College; the teacher was Jacob Smith. In 1874, a new brick school was built in the Village.

In 1955 the Ohio General Assembly eliminated the requirement that cities and school districts have common borders.[4] From the 50s through the 70s the City of Columbus aggressively annexed land, causing concern for local school districts. In 1980 the suburban school districts together persuaded the Ohio General Assembly to place a two-year moratorium on all big-city school district transfers. Concerned legislators asked school officials to work out a solution to the growing "turf war" over the changing school district boundaries. In 1982, when little progress was made toward arriving at an agreeable solution, the General Assembly extended the moratorium for another two years, but stated they would not renew it again in 1986. Once again, the districts were directed to develop permanent boundary and annexation agreements. State Representative Michael Stinziano (Columbus) and other community and education leaders convened a series of negotiations with the Franklin County school district officials in 1986. These officials eventually reached an agreement, the “Joint Agreement Among and Between the Boards of Education of Certain School Districts in Franklin County, Ohio”, nicknamed “Win-Win”. The agreement established mechanisms to predict school district boundaries among the twelve member districts. It set procedures for Columbus to acquire new territory in the future, and established revenue sharing between Columbus City Schools and the suburban districts. The success of the agreement's adoption resulted in the Ohio General Assembly’s approval, and Governor Celeste’s signing of the agreement.

The current New Albany High School was built in 1996. The school was expanded in 2002 to include an additional academic wing with offices, a new high school football stadium and additional locker rooms. Those improvements were completed in 2004. [5]


Part of New Albany's building project in 1996 was the completion of a natatorium. This facility is open to the community, as well as the students. It also hosts home meets for the New Albany Swimming and Diving team.[6]

Built in 2008, The McCoy Center for the Arts is a multi-use art center with 35,000 square feet (3,300 m2) and includes a 786-seat auditorium with balcony seating, partial fly loft, a large lobby, rehearsal studio, dance studio, scene shop and art classrooms. The McCoy Company and New Albany-Plain Local School District both share the building.[7]

In 2013, an artificial turf football field was built inside the old football stadium. The football stadium was renamed "Veterans Field" in honor of all the alumni who served in the armed forces. The football field was an addition that was completely funded by donations from the public. [8]



  • Fall: Cheerleading, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Tennis Volleyball, Field Hockey
  • Winter: Cheerleading, Basketball, Hockey, Swimming & Diving, Wrestling, Bowling
  • Spring: Baseball, Lacrosse, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field

State Championships[edit]

  • 2003 - Division III Mount Cheerleading State Champions
  • 2004 - Division III Mount Cheerleading State Champions
  • 2004 - Larry Reichard OHSAA Division III Ohio State Wrestling Champion 189 lb Weight Class
  • 2004 - Baseball - OHSAA Division III Ohio State Baseball Champions[9]
  • 2008 - 100 yard men's butterfly - Tim Collins
  • 2009 - 200 yard women's freesyle relay - Jenna Young, Franciska Mandy, Fanni Mandy, Molly Dengler
  • 2009 - 200 yard men's freestyle relay - Austen Sybert, Matt Gleason, Stuart Sliwowski, Brain Barrett
  • 2009 - 50 yard men's freestyle - Brian Barrett
  • 2009 - 200 yard women's freestyle - Molly Dengler
  • 2009 - 200 yard men's freestyle - Tyler Garfield
  • 2007 (Doubles), 2009 (Singles) - Peter Kobelt Men's Tennis (2006, 2008 - Runner up)
  • 2007, 2008, 2009 - Division II Girls Lacrosse
  • 2011 - 800 meter Division I State Champion - Drew Windle
  • 2011 - 800 meter Division I State Champion - Taneisha Cordell
  • 2012 - Women' Division I Doubles State Champions - Cristina and Francesca Di Lorenzo
  • 2013 - Division II Girls Lacrosse


  • 2006-2007 - Men's basketball - Assists - Mike Peters (93). Record previously held by Danny Peters at 92.
  • 2012 - Quarterback of the Year - Darron Lee - "If he threw the football to himself, he would catch it every time for a touchdown" (Randy Rhinehart: In-Game Play-by-Play Announcer The CW Columbus).
  • 2015 - Lacrosse All American- Goalie Jackson Beckman

Notable alumni[edit]

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