Centerville High School
is a public school
of secondary education
for grades 9–12 located in Centerville
, situated ten miles south of Dayton
. It is the only high school in the Centerville City School District
, which also includes three middle schools
, six elementary schools
, and two K–1 schools, or "primary villages." The district serves all of the city of Centerville and Washington Township
, as well as property parcels in the city of Kettering
near the Moraine Country Club. Centerville High School has the third highest student population in Ohio.
Washington Township first began offering formal education in 1803 with a school building housing grades 1–6. Nine one-room elementary schools were also erected. In 1848, the Old Stone Academy was constructed and the first high school courses were offered. Private schools over the blacksmith shop and in Old Township Hall also offered similar courses.
In 1885, the Washington Township High School was built at 101 West Franklin Street. The first class graduated in 1890. In 1924, the Magsig building was built as a centralized school (grades 1-12). Washington Township High School became a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools in 1951. In April 1955, the Central Unit of what is now Cline Elementary School was opened and junior high and the three-year high school were moved there. Kindergarten was added at Magsig. The name of the high school... Read More