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Marvin Lewis Visits Withrow

Posted Feb 21, 2017

In her excitement at how decisively and well Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis answered her call on Tuesday during a 45-minute visit at the end of the day at Withrow High School, Katie Frankey thought of the ultimate in athletics. “A hole in one,” but the 10th grade English teacher immediately caught the mixed metaphor. “Wrong sport,” she acknowledged. But her instincts cut right through a fairway that has not always been so easy to negotiate these days.

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Withrow Ranked Ohio’s Most Beautiful School

Withrow High School was ranked as the most beautiful in Ohio by, an online drivers education website. Four other area high schools ranked among the top 25 in the state: Hughes Stem (No. 4), Summit Country Day (No. 7), Walnut Hills (No. 9) and Western Hills (No. 21).

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Withrow Tigertown Book Drive

In our continuing quest to increase Withrow student literacy levels, we are kicking off the first Tigertown Book Drive for the Jane Greene and Diane Roland Reading Center located in the Withrow Alumni Center. Your $20 tax-deductible contribution will provide a book with a donor name plate and increase the selection of literary content available to our students. We’re looking to develop a larger collection in the following subject areas:


Civil War/Reconstruction
Great Migration to Pre-Civil Rights
Civil Rights
Post-Civil Rights to Present
“Hidden Figures” throughout history (Fannie Lou Hamer, etc.)


Slave Narratives (EX.: Frederick Douglas, Harriet A. Jacobs)
Harlem Renaissance (EX.: Zora Neale Hurston, Countee Cullee, Langston Hughes, Richard Wright)
Post-Harlem Renaissance/Jazz Age (EX: James Baldwin, Maya Angelou)
Civil Rights/Post-Civil Rights (EX: Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Alex Haley, etc.)
Contemporary Social Commentary (EX: Nelson George, Michelle Alexander, etc.)

Poets throughout AA History (EX: Phyllis Wheatley, James Weldon Johnson, Paul Lawrence Dunbar, Gwendolyn Brooks, Maya Angelou, Nikki Giovanni, Saul Williams, Jessica Care Moore, etc.)

Please help expand the reading selection at Withrow by clicking on the Donate Button below.
On the PayPal Donate page, feel free to suggest authors we can add to the list. Thank you for your generous support.

Withrow Defaced With Hate Graffiti

Exerpted from: Hannah Sparling , Published 4:10 p.m. ET Jan. 22, 2017

Swastikas, racial slurs and the word “Trump” were spray painted around Withrow’s campus this weekend. The graffiti was painted on sidewalks, signs, benches and high up on the school itself.  Read More →

Withrow News Update – Fall 2016

2016 Graduation Success
A total of 185 out of 205 Withrow Seniors graduated in May. A 90% graduation rate. Seven of the remaining 20 earned their graduation requirements over the summer for a total graduation rate of 93% of the Seniors.  At the time of graduation, 160 Seniors had been accepted into two or four year post secondary programs. 

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