North High School (Akron, Ohio)
|North High School|
North High School in 2007
|985 Gorge Boulevard
|Type||Public high school|
|School district||Akron Public Schools|
|Color(s)||Black and Gold|
|Athletics conference||Akron City Series|
|Website||North High School web site|
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.
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Akron City Series Championships
- Baseball - 1989,1995,1996,1998
- Boys Track - 1975, 1989 (runner-up), 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009
Ohio High School Athletic Association State Championships
- Boys Basketball - 1935, 1939 
- Boys Cross Country – 1941, 1943, 1946, 1947, 1958 
- Boys Track - 1956, 1996(runner-up) 
- Jack DiLauro, Former MLB player (New York Mets, Houston Astros)
- Mike Fox, NFL player
- Leonard Humphries, NFL and CFL player
- Gene Thomas, AFL player
- Paul Sehzue, Olympic Athlete (2000 Olympic Games, Liberia)
Notes and references
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