Start High School (Toledo, Ohio)
Roy C. Start High School
|2010 Tremainsville Road
Toledo, Ohio, (Lucas County) 43613
|Type||Public, Coeducational high school|
|School district||Toledo City School District|
|Superintendent||Dr. Romules Durant|
|Color(s)||Green & White|
|Athletics conference||Toledo City League|
|Team name||Toledo Start|
|Accreditation||North Central Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Feeder schools||Elmhurst, DeVeaux, Grove Patterson, Larchmont, Longfellow, McKinley, Old Orchard and Whittier|
Roy C. Start High School is a public high school in West Toledo, Ohio, United States. The school opened in 1962 and is part of the Toledo Public Schools. It was named after Roy C. Start, two-time mayor of Toledo and founder of the West Toledo YMCA. The school building was recently demolished and a new building is now in place. Students have been attending the new Start since the new semester in January 2008. The only part of the original Roy C. Start High School building in use is the auditorium (which is now in the West Toledo YMCA building) and is attached to the new building.
Start's football team appeared in the first OHSAA playoffs Division I in school history after finishing the regular season 9-1 during the 2015 season. This was also the first season for Start High School to win the city league title since 1968. In 2016, after finishing 5-5 (0-5 out of conference ) Start won back to back city championships, a first in school history.
From its opening until 1991, Start had a rivalry with the DeVilbiss Tigers, which were located in the same neighborhood and a very short distance south of Start. When DeVilbiss closed, much of its school district was absorbed by Start after a community effort urging TPS to merge Start into DeVilbiss had failed.
Start's main and long-standing rivals are the Whitmer Panthers, located less than two miles away on Tremainsville Road. The "Battle of Tremainsville" was a non-conference matchup from Start's inception in the early 1960s until Whitmer joined the City League in 2003. Beginning with the 2011-12 school year, it reverted to a non-league matchup when Whitmer joined the new Three Rivers Athletic Conference.
Clubs and organizations
Roy C. Start has a large number of clubs. Some of those clubs are:
- Russian Club - many students have competed and received medals by competing in the National Russian Essay Competition and the Ohio Spoken Olympiada.
- Red Cross Club
- Youth 2 Youth
- Z Club
- German Club
- Latin Club - functions as a local chapter of both the Ohio Junior Classical League (OJCL) and National Junior Classical League (NJCL).
- Mu Alpha Theta
- Art Club
- Science Olympiad
Ohio High School Athletic Association State Championships
Toledo City League Titles
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- Bowling: 2012
- Football: 1978, 2015, 2016
- Volleyball: 1976, 1977, & 2015
- Boys Cross Country: 2012
- Girls Cross Country: 2011
- Boys Basketball: 1978-79, 1996–97, 2012-2013
- Girls Basketball: 2010-11
- Boys Track and Field: 1991
- Boys Track and Field: 2013, 2015-16
- Girls Track and Field: 1973, 1974, 1975
- Boys Soccer: 2016
(years marked with an asterisk (*) denote a shared title)
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