Portsmouth High School (Ohio)

Portsmouth High School (Ohio)

Infobox School
name = Portsmouth High School

imagesize =
caption =
motto =
established = 1830s
type = (Ohio) public, high school
district = Portsmouth City School District
grades = 9-12
principal = Eddie Scott, Principal Joe Albrecht - Athletic Director
head of school = Don Armstrong, Superintendent
faculty =
students =
conference = Southeastern Ohio Athletic League (SEOAL) - South Divisioncite web|url=http://www.ohsaa.org/members.asp?SCHOOL_ID=1268|title=OHSAA Member School Info|accessdate=2007-07-30|author=OHSAA]
athletics = baseball, boys' and girls' basketball, boys' and girls' cross country, football, boys' and girls' golf, fast pitch softball, boys' and girls' swimming, boys' and girls' track and field, boys' and girls' tennis, and girls' volleyballcite web|url=http://www.ohsaa.org/members.asp?SCHOOL_ID=1268|title=OHSAA Member School Info|accessdate=2007-07-30|author=OHSAA]
colors = Red & Bluecite web|url=http://www.ohsaa.org/members.asp?SCHOOL_ID=1268|title=OHSAA Member School Info|accessdate=2007-07-30|author=OHSAA]
mascot = Trojanscite web|url=http://www.ohsaa.org/members.asp?SCHOOL_ID=1268|title=OHSAA Member School Info|accessdate=2007-07-30|author=OHSAA]
location = 1225 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, Ohio,
country = USA
information =
website = [http://www.portsmouthtrojans.net/ District Website]

Portsmouth High School (PHS) is a public high school in Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio, United States. It is the only high school in the Portsmouth City School District. Their nickname is the Trojans, and their school colors are red and blue.

PHS has served the city since its foundings in the 1830s and is the public school in the city. Portsmouth City School District is notable having a storied basketball tradition. In 2000, Portsmouth voters passed a much needed school bond issue, which helped construct new schools for the district. The new schools opened for the 2006-2007 school year. These schools won the Grand Prize from School Planning & Management's 2007 Education Design Showcase. The award is awarded annually to the K-12 school that displays "excellence in design and functional planning directed toward meeting the needs of the educational program."cite web|url=http://www.communitycommon.com/main.asp?Search=1&ArticleID=111445&SectionID=2&SubSectionID=&S=1|publisher="The Community Common"(communitycommon.com)|title=Multiple Factors Cited by Jurors|accessdate=2007-07-13|date=2007-07-11] cite web|url=http://www.communitycommon.com/main.asp?Search=1&ArticleID=111444&SectionID=2&SubSectionID=&S=1|title=City School Earn Top Design Award|accessdate=2007-07-13|date=2007-07-11|publisher="The Community Common"(communitycommon.com)] In addition, the school system plans to build a new $10 million athletic complex.cite web|url=http://www.communitycommon.com/main.asp?SectionID=2&SubSectionID=2&ArticleID=111453&TM=66537.55|title=City Schools Facility Awaits Council|author=Wayne Allen|publisher="The Community Common"(communitycommon.com)|accessdate=2007-07-13|date=2007-07-13]


outheastern Ohio Athletic League

EOAL North Division

* Logan Chieftains
* Marietta Tigers
* Vincent Warren Local Warriors
* Zanesville Blue Devils (Zanesville will leave the SEOAL in June 2009)

EOAL South Division

* Chillicothe Cavaliers
* Gallipolis Gallia Academy Blue Devils
* Ironton Fighting Tigers
* Jackson Ironmen
* Portsmouth Trojans

"See also Ohio High School Athletic Conferences"

Ohio High School Athletic Association State Championships

* Boys Basketball – 1931cite web|url=http://www.yappi.com/boysbasketball/AAA.html|title=Yappi Sports Basketball AAA|accessdate=2007-02-12|author=Yappi] , 1961cite web|url=http://www.yappi.com/boysbasketball/AAA.html|title=Yappi Sports Basketball AAA|accessdate=2007-02-12|author=Yappi] , 1978cite web|url=http://www.yappi.com/boysbasketball/AA.html|title=Yappi Sports Basketball AA|accessdate=2007-02-12|author=Yappi] , 1988 cite web|url=http://www.yappi.com/boysbasketball/D2.html|title=Yappi Sports Basketball D2|accessdate=2007-02-12|author=Yappi] cite web|url=http://www.ohsaa.org/|title=Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site|accessdate=2006-12-31|author=OHSAA]

OHSAA Final Four Basketball Appearances

1925, 1926, 1927, 1929, 1931 (1st), 1934 (2nd), 1939, 1941, 1961 (1st), 1978 (1st), 1980 (2nd), 1988 (1st), & 1990 (2nd)citew news|title=Ohio High School Athletic Association State Boys' Basketball Tournament Program|author=OHSAA|p. 59]

Notable alumni, coaches, and faculty

*Kathleen Battle - opera star

Portsmouth Back

"Portsmouth Back" is a music video parody of Justin Timberlake's song "SexyBack" created by PHS students. The video was one of the final 3 videos for "Show Us Your Junk", a contest on VH1's Web Junk 20 and was aired on the channel. It was created by Sean Gowdy and Chase Scott.

It Can Be Seen At www.youtube.com/seangowdy or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHXjRSSn2Ts

Notes and references

External links

* [http://www.portsmouthtrojans.net/ District Website]
* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHXjRSSn2Ts Portsmouth Back on YouTube]

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