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Rocky River High School

Public | 9-12 | 805 students

 
 

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4 stars

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14 reviews of this school


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Posted March 28, 2014

I had an excellent education at RRHS and thank all of the teachers and administrators for preparing me college and life.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 17, 2009

The sense of community and the drive for academic success make this high school unique in the area and in the nation.


Posted September 17, 2009

Beautiful to see this school during Relay for Life each year. Amazing community support for the year-long effort of the students who participate. They support each other, they enjoy their service, and they remember and honor those who have had a role in their lives. I'm proud to be an alum!


Posted August 7, 2009

One iof Ohio's top public schools. I have had three kids there and all have come away with skills to go to college and beyond. Parent involvement along with a great staff makes Rocky River a great place to raise a family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2008

I am a former student and think it is a very stuck-up school. The kids and parents are into materialism. It is similiar to Bay Village, a lot of spoiled kids. I think you can get a good education, but it is not a place a want my kids attending.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 30, 2008

Rocky River High School is a fantastic community high school. Rocky River High School reflects what Rocky River is all about. Rocky River is about bringing families together, regardless of income. Rocky River is one of the most economically diverse communities in Cleveland. It is impressive how Rocky River High School has managed to close the achievement gap between the wealthy and middle class. Rocky River offers many great programs from Athletics to Music Education. Rocky River has something for everyone. The expense of homes in Rocky River is well worth the education your children will experience at Rocky River High School.


Posted September 19, 2007

Great teachers and an overall caring faculty contribute to making this school one of the best public schools I've seen!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 19, 2007

it is a very good high school. the education is awesome. the people are excellent.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 24, 2007

Both of my children have graduated from RRHS. One is just about to finish up college and my younger is about to finish up her sophomore year. RRHS is a great place to raise children. The schools have great teachers, administration, athletics, and clubs. My son played football and had lots of friends, and my daughter was on the swimming team, but somewhat just hung out with her group of four or five friends. I think some parents need to be more pro-active in their child's life. There are clicks like the jocks and the cheerleaders, but what school doesn't. I have been to the school plenty of times and have seen some kids just be out right rude to authority figures. I hate to say it parents: but that is on you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2005

as a former student i find that i was well prepared for college going through the rocky river public school system. i wasn't popular but i didn't have real problem with bullies as some may have suggested. There were enough extracurricular activities for me to find something fun to do after school. The teachers taught well and how much you put into the homework and class reflects how you will do in the classes. Overall i enjoyed high school and would send my children through rocky river high school. There are some things they could work on, but what school doesn't?
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 7, 2005

Rocky River High School is not a positive environment. There is also much racism and bullying in this school. My daughtor has a disability and many teachers refused to follow her IEP. They also refused to give her the extra help she needs. Instead they seemed to spend their time helping the students considered 'popular'. I have since switch my daughtor to a school with a more caring atmosphere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2005

The reason this school is rated high is that Rocky River parents make a lot of money, so of course the children do well. There is little discipline in the school and a huge drinking problem among students. Children who are not considered 'popular' are often bullied or ignoired and teachers don't do anything about it. While at the school one day for a meeting with my child's teacher, I heard students making racist remarks. The teacher who was supposed to be supervising did nothing. I have since moved my child to a private high school that has a more caring environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2005

Rocky River is a terrible, snobish school if you are new to the area. There are many cliques and if you haven't been in Rocky River from grade school, you are not accepted.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2004

I have had all of my children attend Rocky River City Schools, including Rocky River High School. All have done exceptionally well, earning excellent grades and taking honors classes. The teachers are all willing to help your children succeed and many extra curricular activities are offered. Parent-teacher conferences can be scheduled easily. The Rocky River City School District is a great place to send your children. I highly recommend this school!
—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.

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

207 students were tested at this school 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

Math

All Students99%
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White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged>=95%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled94%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students98%
Female>=95%
Male>=95%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled88%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students96%
Female>=95%
Male93%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled75%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students97%
Female>=95%
Male>=95%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged>=95%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled88%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Writing

All Students98%
Female>=95%
Male>=95%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged>=95%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled94%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

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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111 (2009)
 
109 (2008)

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About the tests


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

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

Test score rating 20131What's this?

Test score rating examines how students at this school performed on standardized tests compared with other schools in Ohio. Test scores are based on 2012-13 OAA/OGT results from the state of Ohio.

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College readiness rating 20132What's this?

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ACT participation

85%

Average ACT score

24

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
White 92% 74%
Two or more races 3% 4%
Asian 2% 2%
Hispanic 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Black N/A 16%
Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 11%N/A47%
Female 51%N/A49%
Male 49%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 8%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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20951 Detroit Rd
Rocky River, OH 44116
Phone: (440) 356-6800

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