North High School (Akron, Ohio)

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North High School
Akron North High School in Ohio.JPG
North High School in 2007
985 Gorge Boulevard
Akron, Ohio
Coordinates 41°06′14″N 81°29′53″W / 41.1039°N 81.498°W / 41.1039; -81.498Coordinates: 41°06′14″N 81°29′53″W / 41.1039°N 81.498°W / 41.1039; -81.498
Type Public high school
Established 1915
School district Akron Public Schools
Principal Rachel Tecca
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 774[1]
Campus Urban
Color(s) Black and Gold         
Athletics conference Akron City Series
Nickname Vikings
Newspaper Viking

North High School is a public high school in Akron, Ohio. It is one of seven high schools in the Akron Public Schools district.


Akron's first grammar school/high school building (at Mill, between Prospect and Summit streets) was used from 1847 to 1853. It was a dwelling house which was fixed up for a grammar school/high school. In 1853 Jennings School – a new two-story brick high school – was built on this site for $9,250.

North High School was originally located at what is now Jennings Middle School and was built in 1915. In 1931 the present North High School was built on Gorge Boulevard and housed students in grades 10-12.

Completion of the building was delayed 24 years because of the depression and two wars. In 1955 an auditorium, cafeteria and gymnasium were added. In 1970 a vocational wing was added. The school expanded to serve grades 9-12 in September 1972.

The old building has beautiful art deco tilework on its exterior. The tilework is both decorative and pictorial: a decorative theme of brightly colored neighbors and stylized flowers and images of pre-industrial humans depicted in industrious scenes.



Akron City Series Championships[edit]

  • Baseball - 1989,1995,1996,1998[citation needed]
  • Boys Track - 1975, 1989 (runner-up), 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009

Ohio High School Athletic Association State Championships[edit]

Notable Alumni[edit]

External links[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Akron Public Schools: North High School". Retrieved 2014-03-07. 
  2. ^ Yappi. "Yappi Sports Basketball AAA". Retrieved 2007-02-12. 
  3. ^ a b OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site". Retrieved 2006-12-31.