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Rock Hill High School

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Type  Public High School
Principal  Ozzie Ahl
Enrollment  Appx. 2000
Mascot  Binturong
Established  1888
Grades  9-12
Phone  +1 803-981-1300
Number of students  2,000
Motto  Carpe Diem Latin for, Take Advantage for the Day
Address  320 W Springdale Rd, Rock Hill, SC 29730, USA
District  York County School District 03

Rock Hill High School (RHHS) was the first of the three high schools in Rock Hill, South Carolina. It offers the International Baccalaureate diploma to its senior class students, as well as duel credit and Advanced Placement. As of February, 2016, RHHS has approximately 2,000 students in grades 9 - 12.



Rock Hill High offers a number of sports, including baseball, women's and men's basketball, cheerleading, cross country, football, golf, women's and men's soccer, softball, swimming, women's and men's tennis, track and field, wrestling, and volleyball. Its sports teams are known as the Bearcats and compete in Region 4-AAAA of the South Carolina High School League. The athletics team has achieved considerable success. The Bearcats wrestling team is recognized as a traditional powerhouse and had a 23 consecutive streak of finishing 1st or 2nd; 18 state championships and finishing runner-up 14 times

Football Championships

  • AA Champions: 1944, 1945, 1952
  • AAAA Division 1 Champions: 2002, 2004
  • Baseball Championships

  • AAA Baseball Champions: 1967
  • Basketball Championships

  • AAAA (Boy's) Champions : 2006
  • Cross Country Championships

  • AAAA (Boy's) Champions: 1990
  • Tennis Championships

  • AAAA (Boy's) Champions: 1971
  • Wrestling Championships

  • AAAA Champions: 1980,1982,1983,1984,1985,1986,1989,1990,1991,1994,1995,1996,1997,1999,2000,2009,2014,2015
  • Runners-up: 1978,1979,1981,1987,1988,1992,1993,1998,2004,2005,2008,2010,2013,2016
  • Extracurricular activities

    Rock Hill High School has award winning choir, Orchestra, and band programs. It's marching band program has, in recent years, attended and placed at the state level competitions, and has attended the Bands Of America regional and National competitions. Rock Hill's concert band has consistently attended Concert Festival for the past several years.

    Rock Hill Hill High also has many after school clubs for students to participate in, such as Model United Nations and Japanese club.

    Notable alumni

  • Gerald Dixon played in the NFL 1992-2001 for the Cleveland Browns, San Diego Chargers, and the Cincinnati Bengals.
  • Jonathan Hefney, professional football player for the Philadelphia Eagles of the NFL
  • Jim Hoagland, two-time Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist
  • Chris Hope, professional football player for the Tennessee Titans of the NFL
  • Leon Rippy, American Actor
  • Ko Simpson, professional football player for the Detroit Lions of the NFL
  • Arkee Whitlock, professional football player for the Edmonton Eskimos of the CFL
  • Scott Williams, National Meteorologist for The Weather Channel
  • Phillip Adams, professional football player for the San Francisco 49ers of the
  • References

    Rock Hill High School Wikipedia

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