Watkins Memorial High School

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Watkins Memorial High School
8868 Watkins Road SW
Pataskala, Ohio 43018
United States
Coordinates 39°57′47″N 82°39′0″W / 39.96306°N 82.65000°W / 39.96306; -82.65000Coordinates: 39°57′47″N 82°39′0″W / 39.96306°N 82.65000°W / 39.96306; -82.65000
Type Public, coeducational
School district Southwest Licking Local School District
Principal Michael J. Tanchevskiz
Grades 912
Enrollment 1201 (2015-2016)
 • Grade 9 312
Average class size 25
Color(s) Black and gold[1]
Fight song Across the Field
Athletics conference Licking County League[1]
Team name Warriors[1]
Rival Licking Heights

Watkins Memorial High School is a public high school located in Etna Township, southeast of Pataskala, Ohio, United States. It is the only high school in the Southwest Licking Local School District, which was formed in 1955 by the merger of the Etna Township, Kirkersville, and Pataskala one room K-12 buildings. Athletic teams are known as the Warriors and school colors are black and gold.

The school was named in memory of Dr. Watkins who served the community for years. The school's biggest sports rival is Licking Heights High School. The yearly football game between the Watkins Warriors and the Licking Heights Hornets is referred to as "The Battle for Broad Street". Broad street, or State Route 16, runs through Pataskala and whichever team wins this game has a small dead-end road next to the Town Hall named in their honor, either Warrior Way or Hornets Way, for the year until the next Watkins/Heights game. Watkins Middle School is located next to the high school.

The students that attend Watkins Memorial High School live in Pataskala, Kirkersville, Etna Township, and Harrison Township.

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  1. ^ a b c OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association member directory". Retrieved 2010-04-02. 
  2. ^ OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site". Retrieved 2006-12-31.