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32000 Chagrin Blvd
Pepper Pike, OH 44124

(216) 831-8581
(216) 831-4846
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August 30, 2015
I have two children which graduated from the district and was so disappointed. I would strongly advise those of African American ancestry to avoid this school district due to its profound insensitivity and blatant racism. I don't have enough space to enumerate the instances (unequal discipline practices, apathy towards use of the "N" word, lack of regard for Black History Month,etc), but suffice it to say one instance was so bad, I had to contact the US Department of Education. When they heard of it, they deemed it warranted an investigation. That is the ONLY time the school changed their stance on an inappropriate decision (wish I had known about this option earlier). Also, food for thought…to compete in athletics in the district, they only require a 1.0 GPA. Therefore, your kid could be getting all D's and they will still let them compete in sports! So if you are the parent of a student who is performing lower than parental expectations, you may not receive the backing of the school with the rigor you would hope. In summary, if at all possible, do not send your child here if you want him/her to be a critical thinker, regardless of ethnicity, but especially if you are of African American ancestry, as there is profound education inequality in the district and many hurdles to jump to get a typical kid well educated. Thank you

- submitted by a parent
Teacher effectiveness: Very ineffective
August 30, 2015
You have your stars, the ones who are committed to helping each student succeed, regardless of ethnicity, but again, it's the culture. African American students are marginalized.

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Develops grit: Strongly agree
August 30, 2015
But not in the way they should. This district will teach African American students to achieve "in spite of," not "because of."

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Develops respect: Strongly disagree
August 30, 2015
Administration and some teachers lack respect for students and parents. For them, it's all about the rating. It's appalling they are considered excellent. I have given the administrators countless suggestions for being a more open, inclusive, nurturing district, to no avail. When a few very volatile and public incidences occurred regarding police and African American males, I contacted the school go get input into what strategies they would be implementing to help their student body as a whole, and their African American males in particular, they gave me a song and dance.

- submitted by a parent
Develops honesty: Disagree
August 30, 2015
The school district culture does not embrace honesty, integrity and fairness at all, which, of course, can have a lasting devastating impact on a child. The environment is so hostile, I opted not to send my youngest there…actually, I refused.

- submitted by a parent

November 12, 2014
This is the best school I've ever been to in my whole life... I've been studying in another country before too... But Orange is the best school yet... The teachers r the best... The students r friendly with others... No fighting or anything like that... The only reason I love cleveland is this school.

- submitted by a student

April 04, 2014
Orange High School is a wonderful School. My kids are constantly challenged and encourage to pursue their dreams. The Teachers are very well trained and are very supportive. I am delighted with our choice for this School!.

- submitted by a parent

October 09, 2011
terrible school...the kids are very pressured to meet unrealistic standards, and if you are not an ap student, you are not considered smart by any means. Awful teachers - unenthusiastic and mean to students. There are plenty of academic programs, yes,but the music program is completely mind blowing at how terrible it is. the band director is nowhere near up to par, and neither is the orchestra teacher. The kids drink and smoke and it is NOT the environment I want for my child. We are withdrawing from this school ASAP.

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no rating
January 26, 2010
Our son attended Orange for 3 years and they were, with the exception of the English teachers, a nightmare. Administration were inattentive to student concerns and faculty (except those terrific English teachers) were straight out of the 1950s - dogmatic and non-creative.

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no rating
November 06, 2007
Orange schools are much better than many other local schools in the area, but they lack alot. Also the school is very good with AP and honors courses, but [I feel] if you take cp classes you education is very average and not up to the rest of the standards at the school. The school as a lot of money and alot of extracirruculars which is a plus.

- submitted by a student

September 22, 2007
Orange High School has many extracurricular activities. Insensitive to diversity.

- submitted by a community member

June 01, 2006
orange high school has a quality academic program and offers many extracurricular activities including music, arts, sports. i highly recommend this public school.

- submitted by a student

February 23, 2005
High Quality Education. Teachers are wonderful. Students are nice kids. Lots of opportunities for student involvement. I love this school.

- submitted by a student

June 07, 2004
It is amazing that a school like Orange known for its academic excellence is very insensitive to diversity. Unless they work hard to change it the school will be doing a great injustice to students who graduate from there in preparing for the real world experience. Hopefully the new president will focus on this. If I could feel this insensitivity as a parent wlakin gthrough the school I cannot imagine what my child went through foo 3 years at this school. I think it could be a model school for the nation if the administrators work hard to correct this.

- submitted by a parent

April 14, 2004
Emphasis seems to be on Honors & AP courses. The distinction between College Prep & advanced courses is how much the student has to be taught by the teacher vs. learning independently. This school system works hard to keep students out of qualifying for special services (504 plans & IEPs.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
December 13, 2003
OHS prepared me extremely well for college. I would chose Orange for my kids over any of the local private schools.

- submitted by a student
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Orange High School
32000 Chagrin Blvd, Pepper Pike, OH  44124
(216) 831-8581
Last modified Orange High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Orange High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 19 reviews. Top