Withrow High School
|Withrow High School|
Withrow High School entrance in 2007
|2520 Madison Road
Cincinnati, Ohio, (Hamilton County) 45208
|Type||Public, Coeducational high school|
|Color(s)||Black and Orange |
|Athletics conference||Eastern Cincinnati Conference|
|Accreditation||North Central Association of Colleges and Schools |
|Athletic Director||Darren Braddix|
Withrow High School
|Area||14 acres (5.7 ha)|
|Architect||Garber & Woodward|
|Architectural style||Colonial Revival|
|NRHP Reference #||83001987|
|Added to NRHP||January 19, 1983|
The school opened in 1919 and it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983 with other historic buildings in Ohio. Frederick W. Garber's firm was involved in the school's design known for its arching entry bridge, 114-foot (35 m) clock tower, plantings and trees, 27-acre (110,000 m2) campus, and large sports complex. Garber also designed Walnut Hills High School, Rothenberg School and Westwood Elementary (formerly Westwood School).
Withrow High School students have received national recognition for their academic achievements. While Withrow has received the highest rating ("Excellent") on the Ohio standardized tests three times since 2004, their current rating, as of September 2012[update], is "Effective". Additionally, the school graduated 100% of its seniors and nearly all of them received college scholarships in 2006.
Withrow currently operates two academic programs: Withrow International High School and Withrow University High School. The Withrow University program opened to high school freshmen in the Fall of 2002. This class became Withrow University's first graduating class on May 19, 2006. The International Program dates back to the 1980s.
Since 2000, Withrow has undergone a total modernization.
The remodelling included the classrooms, media center and cafeteria; also the gymnasium and football complex have been improved due to gifts provided by alumni and the NFL team, the Cincinnati Bengals.
Withrow has maintained many traditions over the years. The Withrow Band has been recognized nationally many times and was chosen to march in the Independence Day Parade in Washington, D.C. in 2008. Withrow students and teachers put on two variety shows for many years: The Withrow Minstrels and the Sounds of Withrow. Artifacts from Withrow's nearly 90 year history are maintained in The Withrow Museum. Graduate students have placed hundreds of testimonials on engraved bricks all around the entrance to the school.
Ohio High School Athletic Association state championships
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- Yancy Gates (born 1989), basketball player for Ironi Nahariya of the Israeli Premier League
- Al Lakeman, former MLB player.
- Neil McElroy, former United States Secretary of Defense.
- Ron Oester, former MLB player.
- Louis Orr, former NBA player.
- John Ruthven, wildlife artist.
- Tony Scott, former MLB player.
- Robert Surtees, cinematographer.
- LaSalle Thompson, former NBA player.
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