Oberlin High School (Ohio)

Oberlin High School
281 North Pleasant Street
Oberlin, Ohio, (Lorain County) 44074
United States
Coordinates 41°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
Type Public, Coeducational high school
Superintendent David Hall
Principal William Baylis[1]
Grades 9-12
Enrollment Approximately 400
Color(s) Red, White and Blue [1]             
Fight song Iowa Fight Song
Athletics conference Patriot Athletic Conference[1]
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Football, Soccer, Track, Softball, Cross Country, Wrestling, Cheerleading, Volleyball
Team name Phoenix,[1] Indians (until 2007)
Rival Wellington Dukes, Clearview Clippers
Athletic Director Tyler Stillman[1]
Website http://www.oberlin.k12.oh.us

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

The school colors are red, white and dark blue. The mascot is the Phoenix, after the school board recently voted to discontinue use of the Native American mascot, effective 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.[2] Sundance came across the highschool's use of an offensive Native American mascot emblem used as the school's mascot.[3] 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"[3] Although several discussions took place before the final decision was rendered, in 2007, the school officially decided to change its mascot and team name, going from the Oberlin Indians to the Oberlin Phoenix.[3]

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.[4]


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

Notable Alumni

Ohio High School Athletic Association State Championships

Notes and references

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