Reynoldsburg High School
|Reynoldsburg High School (Livingston Campus and Summit Campus)|
6699 East Livingston Avenue, 8579 Summit Road
|Type||Public, Coeducational high school|
|Opened||1961 (Livingston Campus), 2011 (Summit Campus)|
|School district||Reynoldsburg City Schools|
|Superintendent||Melvin J. Brown, and Kimberly Halley (Assistant Superintendent)|
|Principal||Dawn McCloud (HS2), Garla Brown (BELL), Scott Bennett (eSTEM), and Tonya Bailey (Encore)|
|Color(s)||Purple and Gold |
|Slogan||We Are... Raiders!|
|Athletics conference||Ohio Capital Conference|
|Mascot||Rocky the Raider|
|Rival||Pickerington High School Central Pickerington High School North|
|Accreditation||North Central Association of Colleges and Schools |
The Reynoldsburg High Schools are two public high schools located in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. Its nickname is Raiders, and its colors are purple and gold. They are currently the only two high schools in the Reynoldsburg City School District. Reynoldsburg holds some of the largest high school enrollment numbers in Central Ohio.
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In 2011, Reynoldsburg redesigned the high school system, using interest based "academies" for students to get a better learning experience. Reynoldsburg has two campuses of high schools, one on Livingston Ave, the other on Summit Road. BELL (Business, Education, Law and Leadership) and HS2 (Health and Human Services) academies are hosted at the Livingston Campus. eSTEM (Environmental Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and Encore (Arts, Communication, and Design) academies are hosted at the Summit Road location.
Reynoldsburg High School's current Livingston Campus building opened in 1961. It was built in four separate buildings, two held academic rooms (100's and 300's), one held the cafeteria (200's), and the fourth the gymnasium. In 1993 all four buildings were connected with academic rooms, a new library (400's), and with a second floor (500's) and a new entrance was built with an auditorium. In 1999 the second floor was extended over the cafeteria (500's), and a small hallway was added to the front of the school (90's).
The central gathering place of the school is the Raider Rock hallway which is referred to as just the "Raider Rock" by students. It gained its name by the large rock in the center of it with a Raider engraved into it. Other meeting places include the Information Center lobby and the DECA hallway which serves as the main student entrance to the school. The main entrance to the cafeteria is connected to the Raider Rock hallway, and contains the school DECA store.
The athletic wing holds the main gymnasium with 2,000 seats and the field house with three multi-use courts and a 1/10 mile track. It is also home to the weight room, wrestling room, and locker rooms. Because the school does not have a natatorium, the swim team has to rent a separate facility.
The Summit Campus of Reynoldsburg High School has a five star energy rating and uses geothermal heating. The Summit Campus has a new gymnasium for the basketball team, a new tennis court was constructed for the tennis team, and new softball field were built. The Summit campus also has a new auditorium which can hold up to 1,200 people.
The Summit Campus also features a green house on the roof, yurts outside of the building, and wetlands on the school property where students can learn first-hand.
Several extracurricular offerings available at Reynoldsburg High School can be found below. Certain clubs may only be exclusively available at one of the two campuses, or limited to a single Academy.
- Clubs include: National Honor Society, Student Council, Key Club, Leo Club, DECA, Green Teens, Crossfire, Spanish Club, Global Scholars, Model UN, Robotics, Slow Foods, Shades of Melanin, SIDA Diversity club, Battle of the Books, and the STORMDECK student section,
- The music program includes orchestra, marching band, symphonic band, both mens and women's chorus, strings ensemble, and winds ensemble. Music program, under the direction of Dan Nawrocki, was awarded the prestigious John Philip Sousa Foundation Sudler Flag award in 1984.
Ohio High School Athletic Association state championships
- Eric Fryer, MLB player (St. Louis Cardinals)
- Tony Labudovski, soccer player
- Mike Matheny, former manager of MLB's St. Louis Cardinals and former MLB player (Milwaukee Brewers, Toronto Blue Jays, St. Louis Cardinals, San Francisco Giants)
- Roosevelt Nix, fullback for Pittsburgh Steelers
Notes and references
- "Administration". Reynoldsburg City Schools. Retrieved 2018-09-28.
- OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association member directory". Retrieved 2010-02-17.
- NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on September 23, 2009. Retrieved 2010-02-17.
- OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site". Retrieved 2006-12-31.
- OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site". Retrieved 2009-06-07.
- Conn, Adam (June 21, 2007). "Columbus plays host to 332 teams in state tournament". Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved September 18, 2014.
- Stewart, Jeremy (August 11, 2010). "Labudovski still living his playing dream". This Week News. Retrieved September 18, 2014.
- Lathy, Nat (May 7, 2003). "Matheny a vital component of Cardinals' arsenal". Northwest Columbus News. Google News. Retrieved September 18, 2014.