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Princeton High School is a public, co-educational high school in Sharonville, Ohio, United States. The school is a part of the Princeton City School District.

Princeton High School
100 Viking Way


Coordinates39°16′22″N 84°26′35″W / 39.27278°N 84.44306°W / 39.27278; -84.44306Coordinates: 39°16′22″N 84°26′35″W / 39.27278°N 84.44306°W / 39.27278; -84.44306
TypePublic, Coeducational high school
School districtPrinceton City School District
SuperintendentTom Burton[1]
PrincipalMike Wilson, Interim[2]
Enrollment1,631 (2016-17)[3]
Color(s)Scarlet and Gray [4]         
Fight song"Go Princeton Go"
Athletics conferenceGreater Miami Conference[4]
RivalFairfield Indians
AccreditationNorth Central Association of Colleges and Schools [5]
YearbookStudent Prince

Princeton High School offers grades nine through twelve, educating students from the Cincinnati metropolitan area communities of Evendale, Glendale, Lincoln Heights, Springdale, Sharonville, Woodlawn, Heritage Hill and portions of Blue Ash, Deerfield Township, West Chester Township, and Springfield Township since its establishment in 1955.[6] Princeton High School is near the intersection of interstates 75 and 275 at 100 Viking Way.

The school offers advanced placement and International Baccalaureate courses, as well as technology, music and athletic programs. Princeton High School is accredited by the North Central Association.[6]

Princeton High School hosts one of only 22 International Baccalaureate Diploma Programs available in Ohio. There are over 125 students who have graduated with a full International Baccalaureate (IB).


Princeton High School was established in 1955 and graduated its first class in 1959. In 1955, the school districts of Woodlawn, Glendale, Springdale, Crescentville, Sharonville, Runyan, Stewart and Evendale consolidated to form the Princeton City School District. The name was taken from the prevalent PR phone prefix used in the area and from Princeton Pike. Princeton High School was built on its current site in 1957-58.[7]

In 1970, the Ohio State Board of Education merged the predominantly white Princeton High School and the predominantly black Lincoln Heights High School,[8] bringing Princeton City School District to its current boundaries.[6] In 2010, plans were introduced to build a campus that would house both Princeton High School and the Princeton Community Middle School.[9] The New Campus opened in 2014.[10]

As of the 2018-19 school year, district-wide enrollment was 6,264 students.


Princeton High School is one of few schools in the state of Ohio to offer both an International Baccalaureate (IB) and Advanced Placement (AP). Approximately one in four students from each graduating class, sits for an Advanced Placement examination during their career at Princeton High School. In a typical year, Princeton High School administers over 400 AP or IB examinations.

The IB program was begun in 1984 and has since expanded to include numerous course offerings:

  • English HL
  • French SL
  • Spanish SL
  • History of the Americas HL
  • Biology HL
  • Physics SL, HL
  • Mathematics SL, HL
  • Computer Science SL
  • Music Solo Performance SL
  • Theater SL
  • Visual Arts A SL
  • Visual Arts B SL

The AP program coexists with the IB program, offering nine full AP courses:

  • Psychology
  • World History
  • Human Geography
  • Government
  • Chemistry
  • Calculus AB
  • Computer Science
  • Art

Extracurricular activitiesEdit

Princeton offers a variety of extracurricular activities, including academic challenge team, baseball, basketball, bowling, cheerleading, chess, cross country, debate, diving, American football, golf, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball, water polo and wrestling.

With regard to competitive activities, Princeton High School was a founding member of the Greater Miami Conference and its students have won numerous team titles, including:


The music program at Princeton High School offers a range of performance and non-performance options for students. In a typical year, over 25% of the high school student population participates in the Princeton music program, approximately twice the national average.[citation needed]

Performing ensembles include:

  • Pride of Princeton Marching Band
  • Concert Band
  • Wind Ensemble
  • Jazz Band
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Cadet Band
  • Symphonic Orchestra
  • Concert Orchestra
  • Pit Orchestra
  • A Cappella Choir ("AA" choir)
  • Choraliers for Women
  • Chorale for Men
  • Basketball Pep Band
  • Football Pep Band
  • Princeton High School Gospel Choir (non-credit)

Additionally, Non-Performing Ensembles Include:

  • Piano Lab
  • Guitar
  • Music in Society

Within these organizations, instructors provide private music lessons using mobile instructors who specialize in a particular instrument. These teachers provide students with private lessons in a variety of instruments, including voice. The students are able to attend private teaching during ensemble rehearsal or throughout their day if a period is open.

The music program has received state and national recognition, including the Exemplary Program Award from the Music Educators National Conference and recognition as a Grammy Signature School. Princeton ensembles have performed several times at the Ohio Music Education Association Conference, and the A Cappella Choir was recently selected to perform at the re-dedication of the Ohio Supreme Court building.[citation needed]

Beyond school ensembles, Princeton students also perform in many select and honors music organizations, including District Honors Band and Choir, Southwest Regional Orchestra, Blue Ash Youth Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra, May Festival Youth Chorus, and All-State Band, Orchestra, Choir and Jazz Ensemble.

Community involvementEdit

Princeton High School encourages community involvement by both staff and students. In 2000, Princeton High School began involvement in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Pennies for Patients campaign – renamed Pasta for Pennies in certain markets in which the Olive Garden restaurant provides sponsorship. Princeton High School was again the top fund-raising school in the nation in 2008, when they raised over $46,000 during the three-week campaign.[17]

Princeton High School staff and students are also active in other charitable endeavors, hosting an annual Relay For Life since 2003. This event has raised as much as $38,000 from one overnight Relay event.[citation needed]

Notable alumniEdit

See alsoEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ Princeton City Schools. "School website". Retrieved 2014-12-16.
  2. ^ Princeton City Schools. "School webpage". Retrieved 2014-12-16.
  3. ^ "Princeton High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved June 13, 2019.
  4. ^ a b OHSAA. "OHSAA Member Directory". Retrieved 2014-12-16.
  5. ^ NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on March 15, 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-16.
  6. ^ a b c "School Information". Retrieved 14 July 2015.
  7. ^
  8. ^ Leigh, Patricia Randolph (2005). Fly in the Ointment: School Segregation and Desegregation in the Ohio Valley. New York: Peter Lang Publishing, Inc. p. Back Cover Summary. ISBN 0-8204-6712-X. Retrieved 3 December 2014.
  9. ^ "Updates on new PHS/PCMS". Retrieved 14 July 2015.
  10. ^
  11. ^ a b c OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site". Retrieved 2006-12-31.
  12. ^ Yappi. "Yappi Sports Basketball AA". Retrieved 2007-02-12.
  13. ^ OHSAA. "OHSAA tournament brackets". Retrieved 2014-05-13.
  14. ^ Yappi. "Yappi Sports Football". Retrieved 2007-02-12.
  15. ^ OTCA. "Ohio Tennis Coaches' Association Web site". Retrieved 2007-03-08.
  16. ^ OHSSCA. "Ohio High School Swim Coaches' Association-Boys Water Polo State Champions". Archived from the original on June 23, 2006. Retrieved 2007-03-08.
  17. ^ LLS. "Top 100 Pasta for Pennies schools, 2008". Retrieved 2008-08-20.
  18. ^ "Erik Daniels NBA & ABA Statistics". Retrieved 2011-02-27.

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