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John Hay Early College High School

Public | 9-10, 12 | 325 students

 

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Posted October 17, 2013

John Hay or any school for that matter, is what you make of it. If you don't want to learn than don't waste anyone's time. Some schools are a lot better than others. It's also a parents job to find out which ones are best. If you have the grades, then enter a program that helps you take college classes while still in high school. And one more thing, proofread what you wrote before you submit!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2013

I'm a Senior at Early College right now. For the most part, the school is okay, definitely better than many of the other neighboring high schools. However, it does have a lot of downfalls in the curriculum. First, it's a three year high school. So it takes Cleveland kids(most who are preforming behind the curve), shoves knowledge down their throats just enough so that they can remember it to take a test, and then throws them out in three years(when most of them are not truly ready to be on their own). Yes, we have a 100% graduation rate... but about 50% of the kids who start as Freshman either get kicked out, or transfer back to their home schools. And there's not a lot of "college prep" going on. If the school wanted to be truly "college prep," I'd think that they'd try to mirror the way that college classes are set up, not just in rigor, but in format. Give the kids a syllabus, with weekly assignments, a few short papers, and a longer one(and then actually give constructive criticism on the papers so that students can improve). I've been here for three years and I haven't had to write a paper longer than 5 pages that wasn't just "A graded for completion". CSSM is a betterchoice.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 22, 2013

My school is great. The teachers are wonderful. There are actually getting you ready for college and, PSAT OR ACT. The work is hard but, if you work hard and, do what you suppose to do it will be find. There are no ignorant students there also. Everybody there is friendly.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 8, 2012

I currently attend Cleveland Early college at John Hay and I LOVE it. our principal is an amazing person and leader along with all of our other teachers. The students are very friendly and close-knit. Especially if you play sports then you meet a lot of people from the other school also. EVERYONE is there to help you, especially the teachers. Failure is not an option and even if you have a high C, it's treated like an F. The whole staff really prepares one for college rigorously. I think every school in the building is a great school to attend, and I would highly recommend this to anyone in the 7th & 8th grades. "Why settle for crumbs when you can have the whole loaf."
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 30, 2011

My child graduated from John Hay 2010 and has completed her college freshmen year successfully. She is now a sophmore and is enjoying her college academic experience. Which means she is on task and her academic experience from John Hay provided her with the ability and skills to succeed academically and sociably. A shout out to John Hay.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2011

John Hay Early College and John Hay High school as a whole are excellent in every sense of the word. I am a 2011 graduate of Early College at John Hay and during my time there I learned more than I ever did in my life, in addition to that I also took Post secondary work at Tri-C and averaged all A's during my time at Cuyahoga Community College. Currently I am a student at Kent State University and love it. My hard extraneous work at John Hay payed off for me when it was time to not only prepare for college but to apply for college. I was accepted into all my college that I applied to including Ohio State University, Ohio University, and Marietta College as well as my current school Kent State University. I would encourage any student serious about not only their academics but also about their futures to apply to John Hay High School. The statistics don't lie and the 9 out of ten great school rating and the Excellent Ohio Department of Education rating doesn't lie either. It's a stellar school hands down.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 20, 2009

John Hay High School received the GreatSchools rating and voted one of the 'Cool Schools' on Fox 8. This school has three great programs: Early College, Science and Medicine, and Architecture and Design. This school is well-deserving of the $20,000. It is a Great School!!! I give this school a five (5) star rating. Keep up the Great work!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2009

My daughter graduated from Early College at John Hay High School this year (June, 2009). She graduated in three years instead of four, and she also received an 'Honors Diploma'. I highly recommend this school, because 'Education' is the first priority. There is zero tolerance for low GPA's, because the students are taught to strive to be the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2009

cleveland school of science and medicine is the best for all students of all races that can come and do well. Now i'm in the 10 grade and that first year was great, i saw many great teachers and students that want to learn. John hay as a whole is like a great Private school in a public setting. Mr.Weber is the greatest and most caring person that this school ever had. I'm proud! and I hope it will get better each year.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 6, 2009

John Hay Highschool is the Harvard of Cleveland high schools.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 23, 2009

I am a proud parent of a student at John Hay . My daughter selected this school and it has exceeded my expections. I find this school tohave brought out the very best in her by challenging her, making her have to work hard for good grades. they are doing a great job at preparing her for college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2009

John Hay is a wonderful place to be. I would encourage anyone to attend. I attend Science & Medicine and I have never experienced anything like it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 30, 2008

John Hay is a great high school I am enrolled in the Cleveland School of Science and Medicine as a freshman and the teachers are awesome, they will try to help in every way posswible. The programs are also great, CSSM has a partnership with the Cleveland Clinic where we are able to veiw live surgeys and perpare us for our careers in the feild of science and medcine.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 30, 2008

John Hay offers that competitive edge and the teachers are so helpful. They really want you to succeed, because they push you. Ms.Frew is an excellent principal here at Early College. I like her very much. She's really encouraging. I encourage studious students to check this school out!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 24, 2008

I love this school because it has a nice enviornment and the teacher are great.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 30, 2008

I graduated from John Hay/ Early College in 2007, I believe that John Hay is one of the best schools in cleveland because the student push themselves. Eveyone seems really ready to learn and that makes a big difference.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 30, 2008

This school gets us prepared for ivy league colleges and puts us above the other high school students. Its challenging but the teachers are always willing to help. An all honors, curriculum, post secondary enrollment options, and caring teachers are just a few of the features offered by the John Hay Campus. This is really a great school for students who want to excel.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 27, 2008

This is a very Great school the students are anixouis to learn evrything. This is a great experiance and learing enviorment.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 1, 2008

I think this school is a very good school.Although it's challenging
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 9, 2007

My son attends john hay school of architecture and design. His class will be the first graduating class of architecture and design. The school works with many different business's in the community along with a lot of the colleges to provide a college prep atmosphere in the cleveland public school district. The teachers really care about the students and push them to excell. Mediocracy is not accepted. Mrs. Cooper is the principal and she is very hands on with the students. I have her cell phone number programmed into my phone. She is always available for conferences and the school often encourages it. There is a zero tolerance policy and all students must maintain a 3.0 Gpa to stay in the school. I feel as if my son is recieving a private school education in a public school district.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

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The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. State averages displayed on public school profiles include public schools only. State averages displayed on private school profiles include private schools only. The OGT is a high school graduation requirement for public schools and chartered private schools. The OGT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

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All Students96%
Female93%
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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. State averages displayed on public school profiles include public schools only. State averages displayed on private school profiles include private schools only. The OGT is a high school graduation requirement for public schools and chartered private schools. The OGT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Ohio Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

 
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Ohio uses the Performance Index to provide an overall indication of how well students perform on its standardized tests each year. The Performance Index scores are based upon how well each student does on all tested subjects in grades 3 through 8 and 10. Schools and districts earn anywhere from 1.2 points for each student scoring at the advanced level to zero points for each untested student. The Performance Index ranges between 0 and 120, with 100 as the statewide goal for all students.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

No Value-Added data was reported for this school.

About the tests


In 2010-2011, the Ohio Department of Education used the Value-Added Measure to show how much growth students made on the Ohio Achievement Test since the last school year. The state expects that student test scores will show an average year's worth of growth compared to test scores from the previous year. Ohio's Value-Added Measure is not the same as Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), a federal measure which uses different criteria.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

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The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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How schools in the state rate:

22%
of schools in the state are Below average
54%
of schools in the state are Average
24%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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Graduation rate

99%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 OAA/OGT results from the state of Ohio.

2 This rating is based on composite ACT scores, ACT participation (% of 11th graders taking the ACT), and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 65% 16%
White 17% 74%
Hispanic 11% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian N/A 2%
Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 4%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 95%N/A47%
Female 62%N/A49%
Male 38%N/A51%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Band
Performing and written arts
  • Poetry

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Carol R. Lockhart
Fax number
  • (216) 795-8880

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Security personnel
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • Poetry
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2075 Stokes Blvd
Cleveland, OH 44106
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Phone: (216) 421-7700

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