Worthington Schools

Worthington is justifiably proud of its educational history which began in the winter of 1804 — predating laws establishing public education in Ohio by more than two decades.

Two Centuries of Educational History: Worthington, Ohio by Jennie McCormick, published in 2008 by the Worthington Historical Society gives a summary of Worthington’s educational history from 2004 to 2008. It is available in the society gift shop and library as well as Worthington public and school libraries. The table of contents is given below:

 

Timeline of Educational Highlights, 1804-2008     

I – Early Subscription Schools        

 1804 – One-room log school

1808 – Worthington Academy

1821 – Grovesnor’s Grammer School

1832 – Miss Eell’s & Miss Everest’s School for Young Ladies

*1901 – Mrs. Gertrude Eldridge’s School

II – Higher Education in Worthington      

1819 – Worthington College

1830 – Ohio Reformed Medical College

*1839 – Worthington Female Seminary

*1871 – Ohio Central Normal School

*1931 – Pontifical College Josephinum

III – Sharon Township Grammar Schools     

 1825 – Gillet School

1828 – District #2, north Worthington one-room school

1829 – District #3, south Worthington one-room school

1839 – District #1, “Slate Hill” School

1875 – District #3, “Cherry Hill” School

*1887 – District #2, “Wilson” School

*1924 – Homedale School >1980 – Worthington Christian Elementary

*927 – Flint School

*1949 – Sharon School

IV – Perry Township Grammar School      

*1919 – North Perry/Linworth Elementary>1973 – Linworth Alternative School

V – Worthington Public Schools      

*1856 – Union School

*1875 – Worthington School

*1894 – Worthington High School

1913 — United Methodist Children’s Home

*1916– Worthington High School

*1938 – Worthington Junior High>1993 – Kilbourne Middle School

*1952 – Worhington High School/Thomas Worthington High School

*1955 — Colonial Hills Elementary

*1963 — Evening St. Elementary

*1963 — Wilson Hill Elementary

*1965 – Brookside Elementary

*1966 — Worthingway Middle School

*1967 — Worthington Estates Elementary

*1969 — Perry Middle School >2007 – Phoenix Middle School

*1971 — Worthington Hills Elementary

1972 — Harding Hospital School>2001 – Rockbridge Academy

*1981 – Liberty Elementary

*1986 — Sutter Park Elementary>2005 – Pre-School

*1986 — McCord Middle School

*1988 – Granby Elementary

*1988 — Worthington Park Elementary

*1991 — Slate Hill Elementary

*1991 — Worthington Kilbourne High School

*1991 – Bluffsview Elementary

V – Worthington School District Boundaries    

 1826 – Sharon Township includes two sub-district schools in Worthington

1855 – Worthington Village School District

1949 – Sharon Township merged with Worthington

1950 – North Perry Township merged with Worthington

1953 to 61 – Columbus annexations affecting Worthington and Sharon School

1968 – Columbus & Worthington superintendents negotiate boundary changes and  Homedale School

*1986 – Franklin Co. “Win/Win” Agreement establishes current boundaries of Columbus and eleven surrounding suburban districts

VI – Worthington School Administration      

 Worthington Board of Education

Chronological list of presidents

Superintendents

Chronological list

Administration offices

1879 – Superintendent’s office at Worthington School

1938 – Superintendent’s office at elementary/junior high

1952 — Superintendent’s office at high school, board of education office at elementary

1965 –  Old Rectory on Hartford St.

1978 – 752 High St., (Old Library)

*2000 – 200 E. Wilson Bridge Rd.

Worthington Educational Foundation – 1988   

VII – Parochial Schools       

*1926 — Griswold Christian Academy (Seventh Day Adventist)

*1946 — St. Michael’s Elementary School (Catholic)

 *1973 –Worthington Christian Schools (Grace Brethren)

1973 –Elementary

1977 –High School

1982 — Middle School

VIII – Miscellaneous Worthington School History   

 *1804 to 2006 – Women pioneers – first teacher, principal, board president,

superintendent

*1925 – Worthington Public Library established as a school district library

*1943 –  Mural/tapestry of Worthington Schools, 1804 to 1938

*1953 – Swimming is incorporated with pool location leased on school property

2006 – Worthington Schools Distinguished Alumni Awards

 

*indicates description includes photograph

 

Worthington High School Cardinal – Both the Worthington Historical Society library and the Worthington Room of the Old Worthington Library have a good series of the Worthington High School yearbooks from the 1930s to the present but neither is complete. These are excellent sources of historical information about faculty and student photos, student organizations and sports teams, etc.

Worthington School District – For current information about the Worthington School District the websitewww.worthington.k12.oh.us is the best place to begin. From their you can link to the Board of Education, calendar of events, individual school buildings and multiple resources.