Whetstone
High School
Community Connections

Community Roots

Where does Whetstone get its name? The Olentangy River was once known as the Whetstone River, believed to have been named for a local Native American leader. Whetstone is also the term for a stone found abundantly along the river which is used to sharpen cutting tools. In 1833 for reasons unknown, the Ohio General Assembly renamed the Whetstone River as the Olentangy. It is still called the Whetstone River north of Delaware, Ohio. The name Whetstone was given to several locations along the now Olentangy River including Whetstone High School, which remains the "cutting edge" home of the Braves, true to its heritage.

Community Partnerships

Clintonville Go Public - nonprofit organization working to connect and support the Whetstone Pathway of Columbus City Schools.

WHS Alumni - Whetstone High School has two Alumni Associations... they can be found on the Web at www.whetstonehsalumni.org or www.alumniclass.com/whetstone. A group can also be found on Facebook. These sites are not affiliated with Columbus City Schools but are run by WHS Alumni.

Clintonville Area Commission - Area commissions are established to afford additional voluntary citizen participation in decision-making in an advisory capacity and to facilitate communication, understanding and cooperation between neighborhood groups, city officials and developers.

Principal - Janet Routzong
614-365-6060  |   4405 Scenic Drive Columbus, OH 43214
whetstonehs@columbus.k12.oh.us
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