West Holmes High School

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West Holmes High School
10909 State Route 39
Millersburg, Ohio, (Holmes County) 44654
United States
Coordinates 40°34′36″N 82°0′59″W / 40.57667°N 82.01639°W / 40.57667; -82.01639Coordinates: 40°34′36″N 82°0′59″W / 40.57667°N 82.01639°W / 40.57667; -82.01639
Type Public, Coeducational high school
Established 1964
School district West Holmes Local Schools
Superintendent Bill Sterling[1]
Principal Aaron Kaufman [1]
Faculty 51
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 823
 • Grade 9 Freshmen
 • Grade 10 Sophomores
 • Grade 11 Juniors
 • Grade 12 Seniors
Average class size 30-35
Color(s) Red, White and Blue [1]             
Athletics conference Ohio Cardinal Conference[1]
Team name Knights[1]
Rival Triway High School Hiland High School
Official Language American English
Elective Languages German, Spanish
Athletic Director Lee Ann Race[1]
Band Director Brian Dodd

West Holmes High School is a public high school in Millersburg, Ohio. It holds grades 9-12. West Holmes is currently rated 'Excellent' from the state of Ohio, and has received this rating three consecutive years. It is one of only two public high schools in Holmes County.[1] Many of the students attending West Holmes High School are from West Holmes Middle School.

Advanced Placement (AP) Curriculum[edit]

West Holmes High School is one of many public schools in the United States offering A.P. courses by College Board. As of right now, West Holmes High School currently offers 5 A.P. courses.

Course Grade West Holmes Middle School Prerequisites West Holmes High School Prerequisites
AP Biology 11 & 12 -- - College Preparatory Physical Science or General Physical Science

- College Preparatory Biology or General Biology

- Chemistry

- Teacher's Recommendation

AP Calculus (AB) 11 & 12 - College Preparatory Algebra I - College Preparatory Geometry

- College Preparatory Algebra II

- Pre-Calculus

- Teacher's Recommendation

AP Spanish Language 12 -- - Spanish I

- Spanish II or Honors Spanish II

- Spanish III or Honors Spanish III

- Teacher's Recommendation

AP English Literature and Composition 12 -- - College Preparatory English 9 or General English 9

- College Preparatory English 10 or General English 10

- College Preparatory English 11 or General English 11

-Teacher's Recommendation

AP German 12 -- - German I

- German II or Honors German II

- German III or Honors German III

- Teacher's Recommendation

Notable alumni[edit]

Joe Norman — Former professional American football linebacker in the National Football League. He played five seasons for the Seattle Seahawks.

Colt Sponseller: Wrestler, The Ohio State University. 2009, 2010 NCAA Championships qualifier at 165 pounds ... 2010 Big Ten Championships runner-up ... won 163-pound title at ASICS University & Fila Cadet Nationals in Akron, Ohio, in April 2010 ... featured bout in 43rd Annual NWCA All-Star Classic Presented by the United States Marine Corps Nov. 24, 2008 ... TheMat.com wrestler of the week for the week (Dec. 9-15, 2008) ... 2008 NWCA Freshman All-Academic Team selection; 2010 NWCA All-Academic Team ... Academic All-Big Ten ... two-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete ... 80-17 overall; 49-7 in dual action; 20-4 in Big Ten Conference.


West Holmes is in the Ohio Cardinal Conference. West Holmes has two big rivals, Triway High School in all sports, and Hiland High School in all sports except for football as Hiland High School does not field a football program.

State Championships

  • Girls Basketball – 1984, 1985, 1986, 2014 (Holds Ohio State Record for most consecutive wins with 108)[2][3]
  • Girls Tennis – Rachel Nelson: 2011 Division II State Champion
  • Wrestling – Colt Sponseller: 2006 Division II State Wrestling Champion; Tyler Hawkins: 2008 Division I I State Wrestling Champion


  1. ^ a b c d e f OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association member directory". Retrieved 2010-03-16. 
  2. ^ OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site". Retrieved 2006-12-31. 
  3. ^ OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association records". Retrieved 2010-03-31. 

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