Oberlin High School (Ohio)

Oberlin High School is a public high school located in Oberlin, Ohio. It is the only high school in the Oberlin City Schools district.

Oberlin High School
281 North Pleasant Street

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United States
Coordinates41°17′57″N 82°12′45″W / 41.29917°N 82.21250°W / 41.29917; -82.21250Coordinates: 41°17′57″N 82°12′45″W / 41.29917°N 82.21250°W / 41.29917; -82.21250
TypePublic, Coeducational high school
SuperintendentDavid Hall
PrincipalChris Frank[1]
Teaching staff21.45 (FTE)[2]
Enrollment302 (2017-18)[2]
Student to teacher ratio14.08[2]
Color(s)Red, White and Blue[1]             
Fight songIowa Fight Song
Athletics conferencePatriot Athletic Conference[1]
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Football, Soccer, Track, Softball, Cross Country, Wrestling, Cheerleading, Volleyball, Tennis
Team namePhoenix,[1] Indians (until 2007)
RivalWellington Dukes, Clearview Clippers
Athletic DirectorJohn Carter[1]

The school colors are red, white and dark blue. The mascot is the Phoenix, since the school board voted to discontinue use of the Native American mascot at the end of the 2006-07 school year. The school's fight song is the Iowa Fight Song. The school used to be called the Oberlin Indians with the logo depicted by a native American with a feathered headdress.[3] Sundance came across the highschool's use of an offensive Native American mascot emblem used as the school's mascot.[4] He decided to petition the local school board in order to convince the school to adapt another mascot, in spite of opposition which argued in favor of the mascot's "insignificance"[4] Several discussions took place before the final decision was rendered, and in 2007 the school officially decided to change its mascot and team name from the Oberlin Indians to the Oberlin Phoenix.[4]

There is a partnership between the high school and Oberlin College. Students who live within the district and attend Oberlin High School for their entire high school career may attend Oberlin College tuition-free, if accepted.[5]


The school is a member of the Patriot Athletic Conference (PAC-12)

Ohio High School Athletic Association State ChampionshipsEdit

Notable alumniEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association member directory". Retrieved 2010-04-02.
  2. ^ a b c "Oberlin High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved November 27, 2019.
  3. ^ http://a2.ec-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/49/d97a41d38ecf47934e71ca2969332f7f/l.jpg
  4. ^ a b c Glavic, Paul (2 December 2013). "Another Front in the Redskins' Name-Change Battle: Cleveland?". The Atlantic. Retrieved 4 July 2014.
  5. ^ http://www2.oberlin.edu/175/didyouknow-partnership.html
  6. ^ Yappi. "Yappi Sports Basketball A". Archived from the original on 2007-01-13. Retrieved 2007-02-12.
  7. ^ Yappi. "Yappi Sports Basketball AA". Archived from the original on 2007-01-13. Retrieved 2007-02-12.
  8. ^ OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site". Retrieved 2006-12-31.

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