|Owensboro High School|
Owensboro Senior High School
1800 Frederica Street
|Motto||Sursum ad Summum|
|School district||Owensboro Independent|
|Superintendent||Dr. Nick Brake|
|Hours in school day||7|
|Color(s)||Red and Black|
|Slogan||We Are Owensboro|
|Fight song||Washington and Lee Swing|
|Team name||Red Devils|
Owensboro High School is a public high school located at 1800 Frederica Street in Owensboro, Kentucky. The school's newspaper is The Scoop and its yearbook is the Owensboroan. Owensboro High School is one of only 33 high schools in Kentucky to be listed among the "Best High Schools 2009 Search" published in U.S. News & World Report in December 2009. This was the second consecutive year that OHS has received this distinction.
OHS owns 29 state titles in team sports including football, boys' basketball, baseball, girls' track, and cheerleading. Other sports include tennis, golf, cross-country, swimming, and, the newest, wrestling. The sports teams and other organizations are usually titled "Red Devils." The swim team is the "Devilfish". Ordell, a red blob-like devil with horns and a tail, is the school's anthropomorphic mascot. The primary school colors are red and black, and the secondary color is white. Many great athletes have come out of the school including Justin Miller, Mark and Kenny Higgs, Ken Willis, Vince Buck and many more college athletes.
The Rose Curtain Players
The Emperor's New Clothes, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), Dracula, What I've Scene, All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten, ZAP!, Much Ado About Nothing, The Brothers Grimm Spectacularathon, Fortress, Part Time, Zombie Prom, "Murder in the Knife Room".
The Boys Next Door, Puberty: The Game Show, Po-Dunked Curious Savage, Harry Potter Parody, Beauty and the Beast
The Advanced Class performed The Curious Savage in the fall and The Boys Next Door in the spring.
Women and War, Waylen, The Lorax, Horton Hears a Who, The Snow Show, Wait Wait Bo Bait, Once Upon A Mattress, Nameless, What I Want to Say But Never Will, The Suessification of Romeo and Juliet, The Suessification of A Midsummer Nights Dream, Nameless, I Don’t Want to Talk About It, Emperor’s New Clothes.
- Vince Buck, Former NFL Player
- Tom Ewell, actor
- William Gant, Kentucky Supreme Court justice
- Cliff Hagan, University of Kentucky All-American, NBA player and Naismith Hall of Fame member
- Mark Higgs, Former NFL Player
- Aric Holman, Texas Legends center
- Christine Johnson Smith, Broadway actress who originated the role of Nettie Fowler of Carousel
- Justin Miller, NFL player for the Detroit Lions
- Kevin Olusola, Member of Pentatonix
- Bobby Watson, University of Kentucky player, NBA player
- Ken Willis, Former NFL Player