Notre Dame High School (Portsmouth, Ohio)

Notre Dame High School is a private, Roman Catholic high school in Portsmouth, Ohio, United States. It is a part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Columbus.

Notre Dame High School
2220 Sunrise Avenue


United States
Coordinates38°45′0″N 82°59′9″W / 38.75000°N 82.98583°W / 38.75000; -82.98583Coordinates: 38°45′0″N 82°59′9″W / 38.75000°N 82.98583°W / 38.75000; -82.98583
TypePrivate high school
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
Established1852; 170 years ago (1852) as Holy Redeemer School
OversightRoman Catholic Diocese of Columbus
NCES School ID01060182[1]
PrincipalJD McKenzie
Teaching staff13.9 (on an FTE basis)[1]
Enrollment164 (2015-2016)[1]
Student to teacher ratio11.8[1]
Hours in school day6.5[1]
Color(s)Navy blue and gold   
Fight songNotre Dame Victory March
Athletics conferenceSouthern Ohio Conference[2]
AccreditationOhio Catholic School Accrediting Association

Academics & activitiesEdit

  • Mock Trial
  • National Honor Society
  • Ohio Model United Nations
  • Pep Club
  • Quiz Bowl
  • Spanish Club
  • Student Council
  • Yearbook
  • Key Club


There are ten school districts and eleven high schools in Scioto County along with one parochial school as well several private and community schools.[3] The school's athletic affiliation is with the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) and the Southern Ohio Conference (SOC), which has seventeen member schools and is divided into two divisions (SOC I & SOC II) based on the schools' enrollment.[4] Notre Dame is currently in SOC I.

Notre Dame participates in baseball, boys' and girls' basketball, boys' and girls' cross country, football, boys' golf, fast-pitch softball, boys' and girls' swimming, boys' and girls' tennis, boys' and girls' track & field, and girls' volleyball.

See also Ohio High School Athletic Conferences and the Southern Ohio Conference.

Notable alumni, coaches, and facultyEdit

  • Chuck Ealey — football star
  • Ed Miller — former football coach & member of Ohio High School Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame[5][6]
  • John Ross — former football player. Graduated in 1971. Member of University of Toledo Football Hall of Fame (inducted Feb. 1, 2008). One of the first great wide receivers in University of Toledo football history.[7]
  • Mike Ross -- former football player. Graduated in 1973. Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Colonel and fighter pilot, who ejected from his burning aircraft and survived after his RF-4C was mistakenly shot down by a U.S. Navy F-14 warplane over the Mediterranean Sea in 1987.[8]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Search for Private Schools – School Detail for Notre Dame High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved February 9, 2019.
  2. ^ "OHSAA Member School Info". OHSAA. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-05-10.
  3. ^ "Ohio County Profiles: Scioto County" (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-05-08. Retrieved 2007-05-11.
  4. ^ "Southern Ohio Conference Constitution and By-laws". Southern Ohio Conference. January 2007.
  5. ^ "Ohio High School Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame". Archived from the original on 2010-01-15. Retrieved 2007-06-20.
  6. ^ "Ed Miller's Induction into the Ohio High School Football Coaches Hall of Fame (Class of 1996)" (PDF). Wheelersburg High School. Retrieved 2007-08-06.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "John Ross, Football(1971-1974)". University of Toledo. Retrieved 2017-08-21.
  8. ^, The Washington Times. "Navy aviator's career soars; pilot he downed suffers". The Washington Times. Retrieved 2017-08-21. {{cite news}}: External link in |last= (help)

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