Woodward High School (Toledo, Ohio)

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Calvin M. Woodward High School
Woodward High School
701 E. Central Ave.

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United States
Coordinates41°40′49″N 83°31′44″W / 41.68028°N 83.52889°W / 41.68028; -83.52889Coordinates: 41°40′49″N 83°31′44″W / 41.68028°N 83.52889°W / 41.68028; -83.52889
TypePublic, Coeducational high school
School districtToledo City School District
PrincipalJack Renz
Enrollment658[1] (2014-15)
Color(s)Blue & White [2]          
Athletics conferenceToledo City League[2]
Team namePolar Bears[2]
AccreditationNorth Central Association of Colleges and Schools [3]
Athletic DirectorRichard Hug

Calvin M. Woodward High School is a public high school located in the north side of Toledo, Ohio, that was built in 1928.[4] It was named after an early advocate for vocational education. The original Woodward Technical High School was located in the former Central High School building[5] at the corner of Adams and Michigan streets (the current site of the Lucas County Main Library)[6] before the present location was chosen. Woodward is part of the Toledo City School District.

The Woodward Polar Bears wear blue and white for athletics and either chose their nickname because they are located in the north end of Toledo,[7] or because former principal Charles LaRue named them after his alma mater at Ohio Northern University.[8] Woodward is a charter member of the Toledo City League from 1926. From 1923-1932,[9] Woodward played Libbey High School in a football game on Thanksgiving Day until Libbey and DeVilbiss High School became the annual matchup.[10]

In 2010, the building that Woodward's neighborhood had called home since 1928 was replaced by a newer facility located on the same property.[11]

The TPS board approved a resolution in November 2013 to have new stadiums built at Woodward and Scott High School after their previous facilities were torn down during construction and renovation.[12] They were built in time for the 2014 season.[13] Woodward's previous stadium had been dedicated in 1969 after they had gone without one since the 1930s.[14]

Mr. Jack Renz is the current principal.

Ohio High School Athletic Association State Championships[edit]

Toledo City League Titles[edit]

(years marked with an asterisk (*) denote a shared title)

Notable alumni[edit]


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  10. ^ Hackenberg, Dave (November 27, 2003). "Scott-Waite game kicked off great tradition of high school feasts". Toledo Blade. Retrieved February 7, 2011.
  11. ^ Fox Toledo News Reporter (September 18, 2010). "New Woodward High dedicated". foxtoledo.com. Retrieved February 7, 2011.
  12. ^ http://www.boarddocs.com/oh/tps/Board.nsf/files/9DPLQ7579908/$file/Board%20Resolution%20Authorizing%20Scott%20HS_Woodward%20HS%20Stadiums.pdf
  13. ^ Rosenkrass, Nolan (November 21, 2013). "Stadiums discussed for 2 venues; Scott, Woodward grid teams play home games on road". Toledo Blade. Retrieved December 4, 2013.
  14. ^ Schooley, Duane (October 27, 1969). "School Board Ends Aid To St. Ursula, Finds Academy Not In School District". Toledo Blade. Retrieved January 30, 2013.
  15. ^ OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site". Retrieved 2006-12-31.
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