Thomas Worthington High School

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.

Thomas Worthington High School
300 West Dublin Granville Road


Coordinates40°5′26″N 83°1′32″W
TypePublic, Coeducational high school
School districtWorthington City School District
SuperintendentTrent Bowers
PrincipalPete Scully
Teaching staff94.75 (FTE)
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 songStand Up and Cheer
Athletics conferenceOhio Capital Conference
RivalsWorthington Kilbourne High School, Upper Arlington High School
AccreditationNorth Central Association of Colleges and Schools
NewspaperThe Phoenix
WebsiteSchool website

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]

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]


The following sports are available to students:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross Country
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Ice hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Marching Band
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo
  • Wrestling

Ohio High School Athletic Association State Championships

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] (Sponsored by the Ohio High School Lacrosse Association)

Notable alumni


  1. "Thomas Worthington High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved January 14, 2018.
  2. OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association member directory". Retrieved 2014-05-12.
  3. "General Information". Retrieved 5 March 2015.
  4. NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on September 23, 2009. Retrieved 2010-02-17.
  5. "Search for Public Schools - School Detail for Thomas Worthington High School".
  7. "2009–2010 THOMAS WORTHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL ACTIVITY PROGRAMS" (PDF). Worthington City Schools. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 16, 2011. Retrieved 7 September 2010.
  8. "In The Know". WOSU TV. Retrieved 5 March 2015.
  9. Yappi. "Yappi Sports Baseball". Retrieved 2007-02-12.
  10. OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site". Retrieved 2006-12-31.
  11. "OHSAA All-Time State Field Hockey Tournament Participation". The Ohio High School Athletic Association. Retrieved 8 November 2011.
  12. Field Hockey All Time State Tournament History (PDF). The Ohio High School Athletic Association Retrieved 21 August 2019. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  13. Emerine, Brad (2011-11-06). "Field hockey: Thomas Worthington wins in overtime". The Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved 8 November 2011.
  14. OHSSCA. "Ohio High School Swim Coaches' Association-Girls Swimming State Champions". Archived from the original on June 22, 2006. Retrieved 2007-03-08.
  15. OHSSCA. "Ohio High School Swim Coaches' Association-Boys Water Polo State Champions". Archived from the original on September 28, 2007. Retrieved 2007-03-08.
  16. OHSLA. "Ohio High School Lacrosse Association-Boys Lacrosse State Champions". Retrieved 2011-02-08.
  17. Keck, William (October 18, 2005). "She's not lost in a fog". USA Today. Retrieved 2013-09-07.
  18. "Rachael Harris Biography". Retrieved 2015-03-04.
  19. "Distinguished Alumni Award of Worthington Schools". Retrieved 4 March 2015.
  20. "Two cartoonists from Class of '78 are named distinguished alumni". Retrieved 4 March 2015.
  21. Dolan, Patrick (14 August 2009). "Track now focus for Beckwith". Worthington News/ThisWeek. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
  22. "Troy Perkins". Retrieved 5 March 2015.
  23. Terry Mikesell. "Movie director Jack Plotnick will attend screening of his 'Space Station 76'". The Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved 5 March 2015.
  24. "Claire Shipman". Retrieved 5 March 2015.
  25. Smith, Jeff (June 16, 2007). "Mix of tradition, fantasy comics pays off for artist". The Washington Times.
  26. "1943 Worthington High School Graduating Class Picture". Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 4 March 2015.
  27. "Worthington High grad Dana Tyler". Retrieved 4 March 2015.
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