Old Fort High School

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Old Fort High School
7635 North County Road 51
Old Fort, Ohio 44861
Coordinates41°14′05″N 83°08′56″W / 41.234762°N 83.148954°W / 41.234762; -83.148954Coordinates: 41°14′05″N 83°08′56″W / 41.234762°N 83.148954°W / 41.234762; -83.148954
School districtOld Fort Local School District
PrincipalErica Cobb
Enrollment293 (2016-17)[1]
Color(s)Brown and Gold   
Athletics conferenceSandusky Bay Conference

Old Fort High School is a public high school in Old Fort, Ohio. It is the only high school in the Old Fort Local School District. Their nickname is the Stockaders. They were long-time members of the Midland Athletic League but joined the Sandusky River League for the 2014–15 school year.[2] Membership in the SRL ended in 2016 when that league (along with Old Fort) merged into the Sandusky Bay Conference for the 2016–17 school year.

Absorption of Bettsville's school district[edit]

In January 2014, a community forum of 200+ people at the Bettsville school showed that a majority were in favor of letting their district be absorbed into the neighboring school district for Old Fort.[3] This was mainly due to the increasingly large deficit the Bettsville school board was faced with, which was estimated to be around $775,000. The school district was also placed under fiscal emergency on February 6, 2014 by state auditor Dave Yost.[4] Old Fort was decided as the best fit after approaching other neighboring districts because Bettsville and Old Fort already shared administration and staff. Bettsville's school became a much-needed K-6 building for Old Fort while the 7-12 students would attend Old Fort High School.[5]

Other less popular options voted on were to keep Bettsville open, but make severe cuts to staff and extracurricular activities while asking for a levy to pass; or to allow the students to open-enroll at other districts and keep the building open solely to be cared for by a maintenance staff.

Bettsville's board of education approved the resolution to join under Old Fort, which was then approved by Old Fort's board. For the 2014–15 school year, Bettsville's district territory transferred to Old Fort's.[6]

Ohio High School Athletic Association State Championships[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Old Fort High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 21, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ http://www.sanduskycentralcatholic.org/apps/news/show_news.jsp?REC_ID=262439&id=0[permanent dead link] Panthers leading new athletic league. Feb. 1, 2013.
  3. ^ Herbert, Amber (January 31, 2014). "Bettsville school eyes combining with Old Fort". Fostoria Review Times. Archived from the original on February 22, 2014. Retrieved February 13, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Walby, Nicole (February 7, 2014). "Bettsville schools in fiscal emergency". Tiffin Adviser-Tribune. Retrieved February 13, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-02-23. Retrieved 2014-02-19. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ McCray, Vanessa (June 22, 2014). "Bettsville schools to merge with old rival". Toledo Blade. Retrieved June 30, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ Yappi. "Yappi Sports Baseball". Archived from the original on 2007-03-08. Retrieved 2007-02-12. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site". Retrieved 2006-12-31. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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