Whitehall-Yearling High School
|Whitehall-Yearling High School|
675 South Yearling Road
|Type||Public, coeducational high school|
|School district||Whitehall City Schools|
|Superintendent||Brian Hamler |
|Principal||Paul A. Smathers|
|Assistant Principals||Crystal Johnson Austin Taylor|
|Color(s)||Black and white |
|Fight song||Fight Whitehall Fight|
|Athletics conference||Mid-State League|
|Accreditation||North Central Association of Colleges and Schools |
|Athletic Director||Bill Hughett|
In 1954, Whitehall-Yearling High School admitted its first students. Work on the school was still going on while classes were in session. Classrooms were filled as they were completed. The graduating class of 1958 was the first class that was able to attend all twelve years of schooling in Whitehall.
Whitehall-Yearling High School quickly distinguished itself in many areas. The fine arts continues to be one of the outstanding programs of the Whitehall City Schools.
By 1968, the Whitehall School District had built the last of its current schools. Robinwood School replaced the East Broad Street School. The Whitehall School System had five elementary schools (Beechwood, Etna Road, Kae Avenue, Robinwood, and East Main Street), one junior high school (Rosemore), and one high school (Whitehall-Yearling). Currently three of the elementary schools are in use (Beechwood, Etna Road, and Kae Avenue).
In 1966, a bond issue was established to build the Eastland Vocational Center, which actually opened in 1968. Fourteen school districts were offered the opportunity to help establish this Vocational Center. Only five districts (Canal Winchester, Gahanna, Groveport, Reynoldsburg, and Whitehall) decided to participate in the project at that time. Groveport donated forty acres for the building. In the early years of the vocational center, the acreage at the back of the center was used by the students in the Future Farmers of America (FFA) or leased out to local farmers. Today, all of the original fourteen school districts are members of what is now called the Eastland/Fairfield Career and Technical Centers, along with many other districts.
Whitehall-Yearling High School was partially torn down to be rebuilt in 2013. It is now back open and school is in session.
Ohio High School Athletic Association State Championships
- Scott Luster - coached women's volleyball for five seasons in the 1970s
Notes and references
- OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association member directory". Retrieved 2010-02-17.
- NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on September 23, 2009. Retrieved 2010-02-17.
- OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site". Retrieved 2006-12-31.