Start High School (Toledo, Ohio)

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Toledo Start
Roy C. Start High School
2010 Tremainsville Road
Toledo, Ohio, (Lucas County) 43613
United States
Coordinates 41°42′5″N 83°35′36″W / 41.70139°N 83.59333°W / 41.70139; -83.59333Coordinates: 41°42′5″N 83°35′36″W / 41.70139°N 83.59333°W / 41.70139; -83.59333
Type Public, Coeducational high school
School district Toledo City School District
Superintendent Dr. Romules Durant
Dean Tyson Harder
Principal Edward Perozek[1]
Grades 9-12
Color(s) Green & White[1]          
Athletics conference Toledo City League[1]
Mascot Spartans
Team name Toledo Start[1]
Rival Whitmer
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools[2]
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 Football[edit]

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.[3]

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[edit]

Roy C. Start has a large number of clubs. Some of those clubs are:

Ohio High School Athletic Association State Championships[edit]

Toledo City League Titles[edit]

(years marked with an asterisk (*) denote a shared title)


  1. ^ a b c d OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association member directory". Retrieved 2010-04-02. 
  2. ^ NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on March 15, 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-02. 
  3. ^ Krauth, Laurie (January 11, 1991). "Frenzied supporters argue to keep schools". Toledo Blade. Retrieved February 2, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Executive Board Pre-File Application". - June 2007. Internet Archive: Wayback Machine. 2010. Archived from the original on June 17, 2007. Retrieved August 16, 2010. 
  5. ^ "OJCL Constitution". - July 2002. Internet Archive: Wayback Machine. 2010. Archived from the original on July 21, 2002. Retrieved August 16, 2010. ... by paying both OJCL annual chapter dues and any annual chapter membership dues required by NJCL. 
  6. ^ Yappi. "Yappi Sports Baseball". Retrieved 2007-02-12. 
  7. ^ OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site". Retrieved 2006-12-31. 

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