Waite High School
| 301 Morrison Drive | You can't miss Waite High School as you look out to East Toledo. Waite High was named after Morrison Waite, an outstanding Toledoan and former Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Waite served on the bench for fourteen years and participated in over 1,000 decisions made by the Court. He was urged to run for President but declined.
Toledo’s first high school stood where our library stands today. When it came time to replace the old high school, Waite and Scott were built from the same architectural plans to save money. Scott opened first in 1913, and then Waite in 1914. Contrary to the urban myth, Waite faces the correct direction and the architect did not hang himself inside the school.
Get a load of this, sports fans. Waite was a national high school football power in the 1920's and 30's, traveling as far as California. They were acclaimed to be the national high school football champion in 1924 and 1932. In 1927, they played away games on successive Fridays in Portland Oregon and Portland Maine. But here's the best part...the team travelled by train. Oh, and for all of you Start High School fans, what is the cheer you use when you play against Waite? "Go. Start. Stop. Waite!"