|Pickerington High School Central|
300 Opportunity Way
|Coordinates||39°52′34″N82°45′20″W / 39.87611°N 82.75556°W Coordinates: 39°52′34″N82°45′20″W / 39.87611°N 82.75556°W|
|Type||Public, Coeducational high school|
|Sister school||Pickerington High School North|
|School district||Pickerington Local School District|
|NCES School ID||390468902690 |
|Principal||Tom Lanier |
|Teaching staff||91.97 (FTE) |
|Enrollment||1,798 (2021–2022) |
|• Grade 9||498 (2021–2022) |
|• Grade 10||487 (2021–2022) |
|• Grade 11||422 (2021–2022) |
|• Grade 12||392 (2021–2022) |
|Student to teacher ratio||19.55 |
|Color(s)||Purple and White  |
|Athletics conference||Ohio Capital Conference |
|Rival||Pickerington High School North, Reynoldsburg High School, Lancaster High School|
|Feeder schools||Pickerington Ridgeview Junior High School|
Pickerington High School Central is a public high school in Pickerington, Ohio, United States. It is one of two high schools in the Pickerington Local School District. In the city of Pickerington, it is referred to simply as Central and their mascot is the Tiger. In 2003, "Pickerington High School" split into two high schools, Pickerington High School Central and Pickerington High School North. Construction of Pickerington High School, which currently houses Pickerington High School Central was completed in the fall of 1991. The high schools which previously served the Pickerington community were Pickerington High School (1940 - 2003) and Violet Township High School (1906 - 1939). Before 1906, there were many schools in the Pickerington/Violet Township area. The Pickerington School (c.1883), a two-story, two-room school was built to replace the original building. Heritage Elementary is now housed in the Pickerington School. The school has sports programs that include football, boys basketball, girls basketball, girls volleyball, boys volleyball, wrestling, boys tennis, girls tennis, boys soccer, girls soccer, boys golf, girls golf, cross country, cheerleading, track and field, baseball, softball, and Marching Band.
Pickerington High School/Lancaster High School: The annual game between Pickerington Central and Lancaster High School is sometimes referred to as the "Fight for Fairfield County" or the "Battle of 33". This game is between the two largest cities and schools in Fairfield County. Pickerington Central defeated Lancaster for the first time in a number of years during the 2007 season. During the 2007 season PHSC beat Lancaster twice, once during the regular season and once during the OHSAA Regional Quarter-Final game.
PHSC vs. PHSN: Pickerington High School North opened for the 2003–04 school year. In 2008, Central and North faced off in football for the first time at Crew Stadium. Adidas sponsored a trophy to commemorate this new rivalry. Nearly 15,000 people attended the game. The Purple and Black trophy supports a Victory Bell. The inaugural bell was awarded to Pickerington High School Central for their 38–7 victory over Pickerington High School North. It is now currently at Central.
The band has competed in the Ohio Music Education Association's State Marching Band Competition for many years, consistently reaching the finals, and earning the state's highest honor, a Superior rating.
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