Westerville South High School

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Westerville South High School
303 South Otterbein Avenue

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United States
Coordinates40°07′04″N 82°55′21″W / 40.11782°N 82.92252°W / 40.11782; -82.92252Coordinates: 40°07′04″N 82°55′21″W / 40.11782°N 82.92252°W / 40.11782; -82.92252
TypePublic, Coeducational high school
School districtWesterville City Schools
SuperintendentDr. John Kellogg[1]
CEEB code365430
PrincipalMike Hinze[1]
Enrollment1,480 (2016-17)[2]
Average class size30
Color(s)Red and White[1]         
Fight songStand Up And Cheer
Athletics conferenceOhio Capital Conference[1]
Team nameWildcats[1]
RivalsWesterville North High School Westerville Central High School
National ranking
  1. 7
Athletic DirectorJosh DeVoll

Westerville South High School is a public high school located in Westerville, Ohio, northeast of Columbus, Ohio. Originally Westerville High School, it is the oldest of the three high schools in the Westerville City School District. Dedicated in 1960 as Westerville High School, it was renamed Westerville South High School in 1975 upon the opening of Westerville's second high school, Westerville North. In 2003 the school district's third high school, Westerville Central was opened. The principal of Westerville South is Mike Hinze. School colors are red and white. The school mascot is the Wildcat. Its CEEB code is 365430.

The International Baccalaureate awarded Westerville South the prestigious distinction of IB school in 2005, and South is the only high school in Westerville to offer the IB curriculum, however, any student in the school district is eligible to participate in the program. Westerville South's first IB class was in 2007, when 31 students earned world-wide distinction in gaining the IB diploma. The graduating class of 31 in 2007 was one of the highest graduating classes in IB, and South students have had 100% of their IB diploma candidates earn the diploma for three years - - one of the best success rates in the world.

South also boasts a 2000 gold medal award for scholastic journalism from Columbia University and a silver medal award given out by the USA Today Magazine as one of the top high schools in the country. In the fall of 2007, South was also host to the Heartland Renaissance Conference where schools from across the mid-west attended to learn about academic achievement in school.

Westerville South has graduated such football stars as Andy Katzenmoyer (Ohio State and New England Patriots), Ki-Jana Carter (Penn State and Cincinnati Bengals), Lance Moore (Toledo and New Orleans Saints). Moore earned a Super Bowl ring with the Saints.

Westerville South has graduated as well basketball star Traevon Jackson (Wisconsin Jackson led the badgers to back to back Final fours in 2014 and 2015. On July 31, 2000, presidential candidate George W. Bush visited the school during the Republican National Convention.[3]

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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association member directory". Retrieved 2010-02-17.
  2. ^ "Westerville-South High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 7, 2019.
  3. ^ Weisman, Jonathan (August 1, 2000). "Bush's two children avoid spotlight of convention stage". The Sun. Retrieved August 22, 2014.

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