Westerville South High School

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Westerville South High School
303 South Otterbein Avenue
Westerville, Ohio, (Franklin County) 43081
United States
Coordinates 40°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
Type Public, Coeducational high school
Established 1960
School district Westerville City Schools
Superintendent Dr. John Kellogg[1]
CEEB code 365430
Principal Michael Starner[1]
Grades 9-12
Average class size 30
Color(s) Red and White [1]         
Fight song Stand Up And Cheer
Athletics conference Ohio Capital Conference[1]
Mascot Wildcat
Team name Wildcats[1]
Rivals Westerville North High School Westerville Central High School
National ranking
  1. 7
Athletic Director Buck Weaver[1]

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. The principal is Michael Starner. School colors are red and white. Its CEEB code is 365430.

The International Baccalaureate Organization [IBO] awarded South the prestigious distinction of IB school in 2005, and South is the only high school in Westerville to offer the IB curriculum. Its 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 U.S.A. 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.

On July 31, 2000, presidential candidate George W. Bush visited the school during the Republican National Convention.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association member directory". Retrieved 2010-02-17. 
  2. ^ Weisman, Jonathan (August 1, 2000). "Bush's two children avoid spotlight of convention stage". The Sun. Retrieved August 22, 2014.