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Charles D. Owen High School is a public high school within the Buncombe County Schools System, located at 99 Lake Eden Road in Black Mountain, North Carolinamarker. Its current principal is Don Johnson.

Facts

Owen High School's mascot is the Warhorse, and the school colors are maroon and grey. There are 68 teachers on the staff at OHS and the student to teacher ratio is 13:3. There are currently 14 teachers at Owen high school with the honor of having a National Board Certification.

History

The school was created in 1955 with the consolidation of Black Mountain High School and Swannanoa High School. It was named for prominent local [[textile]] tycoon and fashion designer Charles D. Owen. Black Mountain High School's mascot was the Dark Horses and Swannanoa high school's mascot was the Warriors, thus creating Owen High's mascot, the Warhorse.The Warhorse is unique to Owen High, and no other high school in the country has the Warhorse as their mascot. In 1991, a new school building was built on land donated by the Presbyterian Home for Children. The old Owen High School building now houses Owen Middle School.

Athletics

Owen is well known for its football program which has accumulated a record (as of 9/26/08) and has captured 17 conference championships in its football history. The cross-country program over the last decade has been a huge success with the women's team capturing the state title in 1998 and the men's team taking home the state title back-to-back in both 2004, 2005, 2007, and then again in 2008. The softball team also took home the state championship back-to-back in both 2000 and 2001. Warhorse baseball has made an appearance in the state championship three times, most recently in 2005, but has failed to win. Men's and women's basketball both have one state championship appearance apiece. Owen athletes have won individual titles in various years in swimming, track, and wrestling. In 2007, the JV cheerleading team won the state title.The Warhorses have various west regional, conference, and county championships, be it individual or team, in each of their programs. Hall of Fame coach Roy Williams began his basketball coaching career at Owen High School from 1973-78.

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