Owensboro High School – 100 Years of Accreditation
On May 23rd Owensboro High School, the oldest high school in the state, is to be recognized for maintaining 100 years of continuous accreditation.
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI) will be recognizing this great school. To celebrate that accomplishment, OHS will be presented a certificate and banner by Sally Suggs, a SACS CASI representative, at the May Board meeting at the Owensboro Board of Education, at 4:30 p.m.
Owensboro High School was established in 1871 and served 8th and 9th grade. By 1894, the 12th grade had been added. In the early 1900’s, Owensboro High School was considered accredited by several large universities. In February 1913, the Owensboro Board of Education voted to pursue accreditation for Owensboro High School through the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.
They have continued to receive accreditation for 100 years and are being honored for that achievement. OHS serves 1,100 students in grades 9-12 in its current location at 1800 Frederica St, where the school has been located since 1924.
SACS CASI assists schools and school systems through the accreditation process and helps those institutions demonstrate a continuous commitment to providing quality education programs that are aimed at improving student performance.