Toledo, Ohio Located on the site of the former High School, the new Woodward was constructed adjacent to the existing school, allowing classes to continue in the old School during construction. Home to more than 900 students, the new Woodward High School houses a 500 seat auditorium, gymnasium with 1,100 seats, auxiliary gym, dining area, media center, music rooms, visual arts rooms, and a variety of classrooms for typical academics (science, mathematics, etc.) as well as tech ed and career tech programs (auto mechanics, graphic design, and logistics).
Located at the intersection of East Central and Stickney Avenues, the architecture creates a new civic landmark in the North Toledo neighborhood. Terra cotta shields and medallions are “carried forward” from the old school and anchor prominent locations at the exterior entries, the lobbies, and at the auditorium.
The site is developed to enhance bus and automobile traffic and to be open to the adjacent Woodrow Wilson Park. Following demolition of the old School, the football stadium, bleachers, track, and concession complex were constructed along the western edge of the site. The 25-acre site has separate entry drives/parking for automobile and bus traffic for the sake of convenience and safety. In addition to the building, a softball field and soccer field are included on the property.