Upper Arlington High School

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Upper Arlington High School
1650 Ridgeview Road


Coordinates40°0′55″N 83°3′17″W / 40.01528°N 83.05472°W / 40.01528; -83.05472Coordinates: 40°0′55″N 83°3′17″W / 40.01528°N 83.05472°W / 40.01528; -83.05472
TypePublic, Coeducational high school
SuperintendentPaul Imhoff[1]
PrincipalAndrew Theado
Teaching staff110.60 (FTE)[2]
Enrollment1,875 (2018–19)[2]
Student to teacher ratio16.95[2]
Color(s)Black and Gold [1]   
Fight songStand Up And Cheer
Athletics conferenceOhio Capital Conference[1]
MascotGolden Bear
NicknameGolden Bears[1]

Upper Arlington High School is the sole high school in the Upper Arlington City School District in Upper Arlington, Ohio, a northwest suburb of Columbus, Ohio. It receives students from Jones Middle School and Hastings Middle School. The current principal of the high school is Mr. Andrew Theado. The school is located at 1650 Ridgeview Road, Upper Arlington, Ohio, 43221. The mascot is a golden bear.


Upper Arlington High School offers Honors and Advanced Placement courses two to three years ahead of requirements and joined the International Baccalaureate program in 2005.[5]


The high school sports teams are named the Golden Bears. Golf pro and UAHS alumnus Jack Nicklaus received his Golden Bear nickname from his alma mater. Golden Bear sports teams consistently rank among the top Division I schools in Ohio, particularly in the sports of football, golf, tennis, basketball, water polo, cross country, lacrosse, and swimming. The Upper Arlington football team captured the Division One state title in football in 2000, and were led by Jeff Backes, who earned the Mr. Football Award for Ohio, and Simon Fraser, who went on to play for the Ohio State Buckeyes and Cleveland Browns.

The school also has a rowing team that competes throughout the school year, rowing during Fall and Spring seasons. The Upper Arlington Crew team is the only scholastic rowing program in central Ohio, and it consistently races to top finishes at prestigious events such as the Midwest Scholastic, Midwest Junior, Scholastic Nationals and US Rowing Youth National Championship Regattas. The team also frequently sends boats to the Head of the Charles Regatta, a selective rowing event that attracts the best rowers from all over the world.[6]

Upper Arlington is 3rd all-time in Ohio with 49 Ohio High School Athletic Association team state championships. Upper Arlington has won 116 state titles overall, including sports not sponsored by the OHSAA.[citation needed] Upper Arlington holds the record for most OHSAA state championships in one year (Boys' Golf, Girls' Cross Country, Boys' Swimming & Diving, Boys' Baseball) set in 1986-1987.

Ohio High School Athletic Association State Championships[edit]

Other team state championships[edit]

  • Boys' Water Polo** - 1992, 1993, 1994, 2000, 2004, 2009[11]
  • Girls' Water Polo** - 1994, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2019 [12]
  • Boys' Lacrosse*** - 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006[13][14]
** Sponsored by Ohio High School Swim Coaches Association
*** Sponsored by Ohio High School Lacrosse Association


Upper Arlington High School offers band, orchestra, and vocal music performance classes, music theory, guitar, and IB music.[15]

Notable alumni[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association member directory". Archived from the original on 2010-11-03. Retrieved 2010-02-17.
  2. ^ a b c "Upper Arlington High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved May 11, 2020.
  3. ^ "Norwester Yearbooks". uaarchives.org. Retrieved 12 May 2015.
  4. ^ "Arlingtonian". arlingtonian.com. Retrieved 12 May 2015.
  5. ^ UAHS. "Upper Arlington High School Program of Study" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-10-20. Retrieved 2007-12-13.
  6. ^ UA Crew. "UA Crew". Retrieved 2013-09-29.
  7. ^ Yappi. "Yappi Sports Baseball". Retrieved 2007-02-12.
  8. ^ Yappi. "Yappi Sports Basketball A". Retrieved 2007-02-12.
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-07-22. Retrieved 2015-08-19.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site". Retrieved 2006-12-31.
  11. ^ OHSSCA. "Ohio High School Swim Coaches' Association-Boys' Water Polo State Champions" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-02-21.[dead link]
  12. ^ OHSSCA. "Ohio High School Swim Coaches' Association-Girls' Water Polo State Champions" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-02-21.[dead link]
  13. ^ OHSSCA. "Ohio High School Lacrosse Association". Archived from the original on February 1, 2007. Retrieved 2007-03-08.
  14. ^ UAN. "UA News". Archived from the original on June 24, 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-14.
  15. ^ UAHS. "Program of Studies" (PDF). UAHS. Retrieved 21 March 2011.[permanent dead link]
  16. ^ Grossberg, M (October 15, 2010). "Roles mount for '09 Arlington grad". Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved November 20, 2018.
  17. ^ "Biolog Lois McMaster Bujold". The Bujold Nexus. Lois McMaster Bujold. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  18. ^ Torry, Jack (7 March 2014). "Upper Arlington grad confirmed for top State Department post". The Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  19. ^ Jones, Gregory L (18 April 2007). "Nobel Prize winner returns home" (PDF). Upper Arlington News. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  20. ^ Diemer, Andie (31 March 2006). "Famed musician to perform at UAHS" (PDF). Arlingtonian. Upper Arlington High School. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  21. ^ DeVille, Chris (7 February 2013). "Walk the Moon's Columbus connection". Columbus Alive. Retrieved 3 November 2019.
  22. ^ url=https://www.legit.ng/1373113-beverly-dangelo-bio-age-height-net-worth-kids-movies.html

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