Thomas Worthington High School

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Thomas Worthington High School
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300 West Dublin Granville Road


Coordinates 40°5′26″N83°1′32″W / 40.09056°N 83.02556°W / 40.09056; -83.02556 Coordinates: 40°5′26″N83°1′32″W / 40.09056°N 83.02556°W / 40.09056; -83.02556
Type Public, Coeducational high school
School district Worthington City School District
SuperintendentTrent Bowers
PrincipalPete Scully
Teaching staff94.75 (FTE)
Grades 9-12
Enrollment1,598 [1]  (2014-15)
Student to teacher ratio16.28
Color(s)Blue and Red         
Song"Oh, Worthington" (Words and Music by Henry Shuster, 1955)
Fight song Stand Up and Cheer
Athletics conference Ohio Capital Conference
Nickname Cardinals
Rivals Worthington Kilbourne High School, Upper Arlington High School
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
NewspaperThe Phoenix
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Thomas Worthington High School ("TWHS") is a public school in Worthington, Ohio. The school was named Worthington High School until 1991, when sister school, Worthington Kilbourne High School, opened.

Worthington, Ohio City in Ohio, United States

Worthington is a city in Franklin County, Ohio, United States, and is a northern suburb of the larger Columbus. The population was 13,575 at the 2010 census. The city was founded in 1803 by the Scioto Company led by James Kilbourne, who was later elected to the United States House of Representatives, and named in honor of Thomas Worthington, who later became governor of Ohio.

Worthington Kilbourne High School Public, coeducational high school in Worthington, , Ohio, USA

Worthington Kilbourne High School is located in Columbus, Ohio and is part of the Worthington City School District. Kilbourne was named after James Kilbourne, the founder of the city of Worthington. The school colors are black and royal blue and a gray wolf named "Lobo" is the mascot. The current principal is Aric Thomas.


With approximately 1700 students, TWHS is the largest school in the Worthington City School District. Its mascot is the cardinal, and the school colors are red and blue. A map of the district divisions is located here. [6]

The Worthington City School District includes the city of Worthington, Village of Riverlea, and neighboring portions of the city of Columbus, Ohio. There are approximately 60,000 people residing in the area with 13,837 in Worthington proper as of 2013. Since July 1, 2015, Trent Bowers is the Superintendent of Worthington Schools.

Northern cardinal Species of bird

The northern cardinal is a bird in the genus Cardinalis; it is also known colloquially as the redbird, common cardinal or just cardinal. It can be found in southern eastern Canada, through the eastern United States from Maine to Minnesota to Texas, and south through Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and Big Island of Hawai’i. Its habitat includes woodlands, gardens, shrublands, and wetlands.

Within the Worthington City School District, Worthingway Middle School, Kilbourne Middle School, and Phoenix Middle School students who would traditionally go to Worthingway or Kilbourne feed in to TWHS.

Clubs and activities

Clubs and organizations

TWHS offers many clubs and organizations to its students. [7]

Science Olympiad American school science competition

Science Olympiad is an American team competition in which students compete in 23 events pertaining to various scientific disciplines, including earth science, biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering. Over 7,800 middle school and high school teams from 50 U.S. states compete each year. U.S. territories do not compete; however, since 2012 high school teams from Japan have competed at the national tournament as unranked guests.

Key Club Student Organization

Key Club International, founded in 1925, is an international service program for high school students. Often referred to as simply Key Club, it is a student-led organization whose goal is to encourage leadership through serving others. Key Club International is a part of the Kiwanis International family of Service Leadership Programs (SLPs), specifically the Kiwanis Youth Programs (KYPs). Many local Key Clubs are sponsored by a local Kiwanis club.

Bowling class of sports in which a player rolls a bowling ball towards a target

Bowling is a target sport and recreational activity in which a player rolls or throws a bowling ball toward pins or another target. In the U.S. and Canada, the term bowling usually refers to ten-pin bowling; in the U.K. and Commonwealth Countries, however, the term bowling could also refer to lawn bowls.


The following sports are available to students:

Ohio High School Athletic Association State Championships

Baseball team sport

Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two opposing teams who take turns batting and fielding. The game proceeds when a player on the fielding team, called the pitcher, throws a ball which a player on the batting team tries to hit with a bat. The objective of the offensive team is to hit the ball into the field of play, allowing its players to run the bases, having them advance counter-clockwise around four bases to score what are called "runs". The objective of the defensive team is to prevent batters from becoming runners, and to prevent runners' advance around the bases. A run is scored when a runner legally advances around the bases in order and touches home plate. The team that scores the most runs by the end of the game is the winner.

Golf sport in which players attempt to hit a ball with a club into a goal using a minimum number of shots

Golf is a club-and-ball sport in which players use various clubs to hit balls into a series of holes on a course in as few strokes as possible.

Track and field Sport involving running, jumping and throwing disciplines

Track and field is a sport which includes athletic contests established on the skills of running, jumping, and throwing. The name is derived from where the sport takes place, a running track and a grass field for the throwing and some of the jumping events. Track and field is categorized under the umbrella sport of athletics, which also includes road running, cross country running, and racewalking.

Other athletic accomplishments

  • State Champions - Boys Water Polo - 2002, 2003, 2017 [15] (Sponsored by the Ohio High School Swim Coaches Association)
  • State Champions - Boys Lacrosse - 1989,1990,1991,1996 [16] [ failed verification ] (Sponsored by the Ohio High School Lacrosse Association)
Lacrosse Team sport

Lacrosse is a team sport played with a lacrosse stick and a lacrosse ball. Players use the head of the lacrosse stick to carry, pass, catch, and shoot the ball into the goal.

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