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Strongsville High School

Public | 9-12 | 2467 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted May 1, 2013

When I was a student 7 years ago, I would totally agree with the 9/10 rating. But based on the disgusting actions of the teachers during the recent strike, I would say the place is a 0/10. I looked at Chicago last year and thought to myself, "That would never happen in Strongsville. Our community is too cohesive and our teachers care about their students." That was before these teachers started berating substitutes "who dared" to fill in for the classes they weren't teaching (you know, the same substitutes they have relied on for years to pick up their slack on sick days and vacation days), before they started to trash the classrooms of teachers "who dared" to cross the picket line and TEACH, before they acted like animals while crying, "It's for the children" (Ha!). MANY (nearly all) teachers that I had while I was a student, were all active during this pathetic display. I have lost all respect for the school (No, not the board. The board didn't make them act the way they did.) since this strike occurred. These teachers even tried to manipulate their students to use them for their sick games. No thanks SHS, you're not what you used to be.


Posted July 25, 2012

This school/district is not what e veryone makes it to be. The high school is so crowded that the students are just a number. There is no help from teachers and or staff. I pulled my son out after 1 semester in the 9th grade. He was an B student at middle schI ool, then when moved to the high school the grades dropped and he fell through the cracks, I never received any callls until it was too late. I enrolled him in online public school and the grades came up and I could be more involved in his schooling. Pulling my boys out of Strongsville CIty Schools was the best decision. Can't wait to move out of this snobby city. Worst place to livel.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2011

stronsgsvillehighschool is over crowded i had 90 kid in one class it was a not diversity at all or open to new ideas and the dances where terrible and it was a lot of inappropriate things going on at the school when i told my mother what was really going on there she is transferring me now and she was at the school every day for some reason like racism or people stealing my stuff and if you need some type of help learning you wont get it there and allot of kids have emotional problems
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 15, 2010

Strongsville is a very upscale city with everything to offer! Beautiful homes,classy merchants and restaurants but most of all wonderful schools! We moved here from California and our $550,000 home is a mansion here compared to LA! Our daughter is in the Strongsville HS Band program which rivals ANY college! its just excellent! Her honors classes also challenge her to the fullest! We are so happy we chose Strongsville as our home!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2010

If you can afford to live in the beautiful homes of Strongsville, most definitely do so! The High School is excellent with a superior 300 member band program that my son loved, he was in all honors classes which helped him to receive a wonderful ivy league college scholarship. Excellent school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

During several visits to the high school over the summer of 2009, I observed first hand, administrators, faculty, and professional staff working collaboratively to create an enriched learning environment in preparation for the return of students. After witnessing these educators put the needs of the student body first, irrespective of union, contract, department, and personal issues, I knew at that very moment I had found a good school for my kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2007

As a former student, I think that Strongsville is a very great school. It has many programs, but more importantly, great teachers. A lot of highly educated and devoted teachers made the school more personable for such large classes. I was very pleased with my experiences. Thank you to all the teachers and staff that made education not such a grooling process :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 2, 2006

As a former student, I was highly pleased with quality of education I received. I was well prepared for college after graduation. There are many extracurricular activities to choose from. The parents were able to be as involved as they wanted to be.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 16, 2005

Athletic program needs a shakeup, mostly at the top. Questionable ethics and prevalent good ole boy network.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2005

Excellent School which continues to get better and better. Well rounded program with focus on sports, academics, band, drama, etc. Prepares students well for life (college, technical school, work).
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 23, 2005

Not much emphasis on providing support for students who need it. If your child will never require assistance of any kind this is probably a good place to educate them. If, however, they have need of any kind of program, you can bet that it won't be provided here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2005

The quality of academic programs is based upon the child. If he/she is above average or higher, there are no issues. If they are average or have any type of learning disabilities, they are unable to gear the programs toward them. The extracurricular activities are much more important than the academics, football/basketball being the top two. Parent involvement is not encouraged unless the parent(s) have no qualms with the system. To receive answers to negative questions are ignored. The Superintendent and Principals are nonresponsive. The system has a tendancy to 'move' around administrators and teachers that are not meeting standards/expectations.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2005

Unfortunately, the school system is all about the money. While the kids get almost everything they want, they don't get important things they need. These things are discipline, support and regular psychological support. Many Strongsville children are in need of help and it is kept a big secret. The kids in Strongsville are as bad off psychologically as the kids in Cleveland. The difference is in Cleveland they are encouraged and allowed to talk about it. In Strongsville, its a big secret.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2005

My son is getting an excellent education at Strongsville H.S. that will prepare him for college. Music, Art and Sports are favorites of his and there is plenty to keep him busy. While attending the conferences and school functions, it is easy for me to notice that many parents are very interested in what their children are doing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2004

Its a great school overall it has a few flaws though just like any other school.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

573 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

573 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

572 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%

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89%
Social Studies

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

571 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

572 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 Students96%
Female>=95%
Male95%
Black, non-Hispanic69%
Asian or Pacific Islander95%
Hispanic90%
Multiracial>=95%
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled76%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students96%
Female>=95%
Male94%
Black, non-Hispanic85%
Asian or Pacific Islander95%
Hispanic95%
Multiracial>=95%
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled76%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students93%
Female94%
Male92%
Black, non-Hispanic62%
Asian or Pacific Islander90%
Hispanic85%
Multiracial>=95%
White94%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Disabled70%
Non-disabled95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students96%
Female>=95%
Male>=95%
Black, non-Hispanic85%
Asian or Pacific Islander95%
Hispanic90%
Multiracial89%
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled75%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Writing

All Students96%
Female>=95%
Male94%
Black, non-Hispanic85%
Asian or Pacific Islander95%
Hispanic90%
Multiracial>=95%
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled73%
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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106 (2010)
 
108 (2009)
 
105 (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?

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College readiness rating 20132What's this?

College readiness rating combines this high school's graduation rates with data about college entrance exams, both of which are indicators of how well schools are preparing students for success in college and beyond.

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ACT participation

80%

Average ACT score

24

Graduation rate

95%


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 88% 74%
Asian 5% 2%
Two or more races 3% 4%
Black 2% 16%
Hispanic 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
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 15%N/A47%
Female 49%N/A49%
Male 51%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 8%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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20025 Lunn Rd
Strongsville, OH 44149
Phone: (440) 572-7100

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