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Findlay City Schools is located in the heart of Hancock County and is an excellent public school system. Serving a growing cultural and economically diverse population the Findlay City Schools encompasses approximately 37 square miles. Presently, the district is comprised of one high school, two middle schools, one intermediate (4-5) building, two intermediate (3-5) buildings, one K-5 building, two primary (K-2) buildings, two primary (K-3) buildings, one preschool building, and the Findlay Digital Academy serving over 5,566 students. The Findlay Trojan tradition of excellence in academics, athletics and all extracurricular activities are based on collaboration between our students, staff, administrators, parents and community who take great interest in our students. The well-qualified and caring staff is committed to creating an outstanding learning environment and a culture for excellence that supports and encourages our students and staff in their academic, extra-curricular and personal growth.

Findlay City Schools considers "facilitating student achievement" in a safe and caring environment as one of our top priorities (Strategic Plan - Strategy I & II). In many of our core subject areas, the district is using the Ohio Department of Education academic content standards which ensures the written curriculum, classroom instruction, and assessments of all learning to match in an alignment in which research suggests makes a powerful achievement tool for our students.

The Findlay community has been awarded "The 100 Best Communities Award" for children for the past four years and Findlay City Schools is a major factor in attaining that award. Working closely with the Community Foundation and many other community agencies Findlay City Schools continues to offer programs that help nurture the whole child including service learning, guidance, wellness, award winning music programs, nationally recognized journalism, fine arts courses, intramural and competitive sports, and provide continued special services for special needs and gifted students. We also believe that promoting character is important as part of our student's experience at Findlay. The nine virtues are focused on one inspirational word of the month and are created to support our community's shared values.

Awards & Recognition

Sophomore Selected for All-National Honor Orchestra

Hiromasa (Alex) Harada, sophomore violinist and concertmaster of the Findlay High School symphony and chamber orchestras, was one of 69 students selected nationwide to participate in the All-National Honor Orchestra, which will perform at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., this summer. The All-National Honor Orchestra will be directed by David Becker, director of orchestral studies and conductor of the symphony and opera orchestras at the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music in Madison, Wisconsin. - The Courier, 2012


C.J. Gettys Named First-Team All-TRAC

Findlay High School's C.J. Gettys, who set the school's career rebounding record and finished second on the Trojans' all-time scoring list, added another honor to a growing list of awards when he was named first-team all-league in voting by Three Rivers Athletic Conference coaches following the 2011-2012 Basketball season. Gettys finished with 633 career rebounds. His career 1,164 points are second on the school's all time boys basketball list behind Luke Kraus's 1,501. - The Courier, 2012


Findlay High School Football Honors

Congratulations FHS Football Players!! The Ohio High School Football Coaches Association has recognized your football team as ACADEMIC ALL OHIO. This a true measure of the combination of academic achievement and athletic excellence. To qualify, the grade point averages of the top 22 lettermen were averaged and ranked. Only 20 of the more than 700 high schools in Ohio qualify for this prestigious award.


Findlay High School Dance Team Honors

The Findlay High School Dance team competed in the 2012 AmeriDance InterNational dance competition where they placed first in kick, first place in pom, earned the high point award in kick, high point award in Pom, and were overall GRAND CHAMPIONS of the dance competition! The team travels home with 5 trophies and 3 banners. In addition, each girl earned 3 medals and a champion jacket.


Findlay High School Choir OMEA Excellent Ratings

The FHS Choirs had three very successful performances at the OMEA District Adjudicated Event on Friday evening and Saturday morning. The Freshman Choir received an Excellent rating (II), Concert Choir received a Superior rating (I), and the Symphonic Choir received a Superior rating (I). Concert Choir and Symphonic Choir have qualified for the State Adjudicated Event to be held at Van Buren High School on May 4 and 5.


Findlay High School We The People Ranked Number One in the State of Ohio

Findlay High schools, We the People, was ranked number one in the State of Ohio at the state level competition on Friday January 27, and once again will be making a trip to Washington D.C. to compete nationally. However, the road to D.C can be an expensive one, at a cost of $42,000 for registration fees, transportation, and lodging for these talented students. Through donations, Mr. Dickman has been able to reduce that cost to $27,000, which equals about a cost of $900 per student.


2012 Gold Circle and Silver Crown awards

Twelve staff members of the Blue & Gold, Findlay High School’s award winning student publication won 27 individual national Gold Circle Awards at the Columbia Scholastic Press Association's (CSPA) 88th annual Spring National Convention held at Columbia University in New York City. Senior news writer Leah Cramer won three national awards. Cramer won a first in News Page Design, Photo Layout, second in Photo Illustration and a third in News Page Design. Editor in chief junior Lydia Bauler won two third place Online national awards in Online Sports Story and Online General Feature Story. Senior Lexi Perault was first in Sports Page Design Portfolio of Work and second in Sports Page Design.


Millstream Career Center SkillUSA Awards

Congratulations to the following students from our SkillUSA chapter who competed and placed in regional skills contents on February 17 in Tiffin:
7th Place-Brandon Gerbers-Architectural Drawing
13th Place-Levi Petersheim-, 16th Place-Daniel Carpenter-Automotive Service
4th Place-Aaron Higley, 7th Place-Cody Businger-Computer Maintenance
6th Place-Ashtin Houck, 14th Place-Darian Martinez-Cosmetology
10th Place-Krysta Gorman, Dakota Frederick, Jessica Pierce, Pauline Le-Health Knowledge Bowl
9th Place-Anna Iliff-Job Interview
6th Place-Joseph Sherrieb-Medical Terminology
6th Place-Chris Laswell-Technical Drafting
8th Place-Nate Wooden-Welding
12th Place-Stephanie Lykowski-Job Skill Demo A
10th Place-Jodi Taulker-Job Skill Demo Open

Pantasia "Jump For Joy"

"Following (Pantasia's) performance, I had so many people come up and say how much they enjoyed the concert! They also commented that these young people and their director were excellent ambassadors for the Findlay schools and the city of Findlay. Not only did the students and their director perform musically and entertainingly, but their behavior was exemplary of how we wish all students to be. Everything, from prompt arrival to set-up and tear-down, was professional. We would not hesitate, and furthermore, would enthusiastically welcome Mr. Mattis and the students of Pantasia to our fine city again."
~ Paul Hoverman, Coordinator of Performing Arts
The Van Wert County Foundation

culinaryFrom Torri Coleman, 2011 FHS graduate and Millstream Culinary student

"The Millstream Culinary program is how I decided what career path I wanted to follow. It gave me the opportunity to understand how the industry works and with my ServSafe certificate I was able to get a good job right out of high school. The education was a good combination of book work and hands-on training, I'm glad it wasn't just one or the other. I have went on to continue my education and will graduate with my Associate's Degree in Baking and Pastry Arts December 16, 2012, only 18 months after I graduated from Findlay High School. Thank you Findlay City Schools and Mrs. Greiner."

From Nichole Coleman, 1990 FHS graduate and parent of two FCS students

"Findlay City Schools does an incredible job creating and administering programs that offer opportunities for students with different needs, interests and talents. Thanks to the tour of the Millstream programs at a young age our daughter decided to participate in the Millstream Culinary program. With hands-on training and mentoring from the instructor she quickly narrowed her career path to baking and pastry arts. The guidance and time that Mrs. Greiner puts into her students' lives is remarkable and makes such a huge impact on their lives. My husband and I will be forever grateful for the tools Findlay City Schools and the Millstream program gave us in raising our daughter."
~ Nichole Coleman, CVSO Executive Director, Hancock County Veterans Services Office


Why Findlay City Schools?

"The skills I learned in the Honors Mentorship both my junior and senior year have proved invaluable in my internships, and other interactions with the Cincinnati corporate world - it truly is a great program!"
~ Bethany Maynard - Class of 2009


"Findlay High School was a life changer for me. Education did not start out to be something that I was exceptional at or wanted to be good at, however, as I progressed through high school taking a variety of classes including Millstream Business classes, general ed, vocational, theatre, and co-op classes...a lightbulb went off that showed me the direction that I should go in order to be successful. Today, I work at Findlay City Schools as Webmaster and I also teach Web Development at Findlay High School & Millstream Career Center. I know, without a doubt, that the choices I made after graduation were a direct reflection on the many choices of outstanding classes and faculty at Findlay High School."
~ Laura Moses Julien - Class of 1983


"I am a 1978 graduate of FHS and C.O.E. co-op program with Mr. Wohlgamuth (known today as Millstream). My co-op employment was with Whirlpool Corporation...after graduation, I filled in for the secretary that I shadowed while she went on vacation. While I was filling in for the secretary on vacation, a position came open in the Personnel Department...I interviewed and was hired. I held various secretarial positions within my 14 years of service with Whirlpool Corporation, before leaving to become a stay-at-home mom."
~ Teresa J. Line - Class of 1978


"I graduated in 1998 from FHS. I had many great experiences in the music department during my years at FHS. I was involved in marching band, orchestra, choirs, VIP, FFE, and the musicals. I have many wonderful memories of my years at FHS. My favorite teacher was Mr. Damon, best history teacher!!"
~ Dawn Thomas Rose - Class of 1998


"As a 1989 FHS grad and now a Principal at Bigelow and Northview schools, I continue to be proud of my Alma Mater. I strive to provide a rich learning environment for my students just as I received going through the system. Findlay City Schools has given me the skills needed to be successful. I am now lucky enough to give back to those who gave to me. I am proud to say I am a TROJAN!"
~ Pam Hamlin - Class of 1989


"Though there are some things I would like to have changed during my high school years I can honestly say I've had some of the best times of my life participating in the music programs available. Choir, VIP, marching band, concert band, music tech, and Pantasia (by far the best group to be a part of) introduced me to a lot of great people. In fact I was talking with my co-worker Andy once about how the Freshman are supposed to be in their own wing and closed off from the rest of the high school. My freshman year I did not feel any smaller or less important than the upperclassmen even though we had our own wing of classrooms. I attribute this to the fact that I met many new friends my age and also upperclassmen during band camp, before school even started. I didn't even want to go to band camp but my mom forced me to, since I had already signed up. Marching band turned out to be a great experience and I loved every performance. In short, I believe the music department helped shape my high school experience into a much more enjoyable one."
~Jeremy Logsdon - Class of 2005

September 22, 2017