Owensboro High School

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Owensboro High School
Owensboro Senior High School
1800 Frederica Street
Owensboro, Kentucky, Daviess 42301
United States
Coordinates 37°45′28″N 87°06′45″W / 37.75765°N 87.11241°W / 37.75765; -87.11241Coordinates: 37°45′28″N 87°06′45″W / 37.75765°N 87.11241°W / 37.75765; -87.11241
Motto Sursum ad Summum
Established 1871
School district Owensboro Independent
Superintendent Dr. Nick Brake
Principal John DeLacy
Grades 9-12
Hours in school day 7
Color(s)          Red and Black
Slogan We Are Owensboro
Fight song Washington and Lee Swing
Mascot Red Devil
Team name Red Devils
Newspaper The Scoop
Yearbook Owensboroan

Owensboro High School is a public high school located at 1800 Frederica Street in Owensboro, Kentucky. The school's newspaper is The Scoop and its yearbook is the Owensboroan. Owensboro High School is one of only 33 high schools in Kentucky to be listed among the "Best High Schools 2009 Search" published in U.S. News & World Report in December 2009. This was the second consecutive year that OHS has received this distinction.


OHS owns 29 state titles in team sports including football, boys' basketball, baseball, girls' track, and cheerleading. Other sports include tennis, golf, cross-country, swimming, and, the newest, wrestling. The sports teams and other organizations are usually titled "Red Devils." The swim team is the "Devilfish" while the dance team is the "Devilettes." Ordell, a red blob-like devil with horns and a tail, is the school's anthropomorphic mascot. The primary school colors are red and black, and the secondary color is white. Many great athletes have come out of the school including Justin Miller, Mark and Kenny Higgs, Ken Willis, Vince Buck and many more college athletes.

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