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Shaker Heights High School
Shaker Heights High School
is a public high school located in Shaker Heights, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland. The high school is the only public high school in the Shaker Heights City School District, which serves Shaker Heights and a small part of Cleveland.[3] Shaker Heights High School is an International Baccalaureate World School,[4] the only public high school in Cuyahoga County
Cuyahoga County
to hold this accreditation and offer rigorous IB classes.[5] It is consistently ranked among the top districts in the state for National Merit semifinalists.[2] According to a 2004 survey by The Wall Street Journal, Shaker Heights High School is one of the top feeder schools in the nation for admission to the most selective colleges and universities.[6] The high school has also been recognized by Money and Redbook magazines.[2] In 1998, the school was named a "Grammy Signature School" by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Foundation in recognition of its outstanding music programs.[7] The school colors are red and white and its mascot is the Raider. The high school has an open campus policy, which is in keeping with its "college preparatory environment," according to former Principal Michael Griffith.

Contents

1 Demographics 2 Academic program 3 Extracurricular activities 4 Facilities 5 Athletics

5.1 Ohio
Ohio
High School Athletic Association State Championships 5.2 Other State Championships

6 Notable alumni 7 References 8 External links

Demographics[edit] Although the population of Shaker Heights is 55% White, 37% African American and 8% Asian or other,[8][9] The Shaker Heights City School District's approximate enrollment is 48% African American, 40% White and 12% Asian, Hispanic, multiracial or other.[10] The school has received national attention for its efforts to close the gap between achievements of minority students and non-minority students. One of the most active organizations at the school is the Student Group on Race Relations (SGORR), which helps foster positive race relations and fight against racial injustice.[11] Founded in 1983, the group has high school students visit elementary schools to "promote good social relations among racially diverse children."[12] SGORR received recognition from the Human Relations Commission of Shaker Heights and the Ohio
Ohio
Governor's Youth Award for Peace, as well as being a finalist for the Isaiah Award of the American Jewish Committee.[13] In addition, as a way to help narrow the achievement gap, the Minority Achievement Committee scholars/sisters program was established in 1990. The program has 11th and 12th grade high achieving African Americans mentor and serve as role models to underachieving minority students in lower grades using five core values: respect, pride, honesty, sensitivity, and confidence.[14] Academic program[edit] Shaker Heights High School
Shaker Heights High School
offers 23 Advanced Placement
Advanced Placement
courses, the largest advanced Advanced Placement
Advanced Placement
in Cuyahoga County.[15] In 2009, 153 students, 38% of students taking Advanced Placement
Advanced Placement
exams, won Advanced Placement
Advanced Placement
Awards because of high scoring on multiple exams, a record for the school.[16] The high school began offering International Baccalaureate courses in 2010 and is the only public high school in Cuyahoga County
Cuyahoga County
to hold this accreditation.[5] The first class of International Baccalaureate Diploma candidates graduated in 2012. The district estimates that roughly 90% of Shaker High graduates attend college. The high school ranks in the top 2% of high schools in the country by Newsweek
Newsweek
Magazine, whose rankings are based on the number of Advanced Placement
Advanced Placement
and International Baccalaureate exams taken.[17] Shaker Heights High School
Shaker Heights High School
sports a science wing with a roughly fifty-seat planetarium and several laboratory rooms. Sciences offered include astronomy, bioethics, biology, chemistry, geology, engineering applications, environmental science, oceanography, project physics and engineering, and physics.[18] In addition to English, the school offers six world languages, more than any other public high school in Cuyahoga County, including Chinese, French, German, classical Greek, Latin, and Spanish.[18] In addition, Shaker Heights High School
Shaker Heights High School
is the only public school in the state of Ohio
Ohio
that offers a four-year-long Greek program.[19] The high school has a Confucius Classroom supported by the Confucius Institute and the Office of Chinese Language Council International (Hanban).[20] The high school also serves as a location for a Chinese language immersion camp affiliated with The Ohio
Ohio
State University.[21] The high school has two-week-long student exchange programs with the Universidad del Valle de México
Universidad del Valle de México
in Mexico
Mexico
City, Mexico
Mexico
and a semester-long program with the Ratsgymnasium in Goslar, Germany.[18] Through other student exchange programs such as the American Field Service, United States Department of State
United States Department of State
and World Learning, Shaker Heights High School has hosted students for over five decades from dozens of nations, including Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greenland, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, New Zealand, Pakistan, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Thailand, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.[22][23] The Asian studies class is offered in cooperation with Beachwood High School and the Cleveland
Cleveland
Museum of Art. The program focuses on the history, literature, art, politics, and contemporary society of China, Japan, and India. Students in the class are offered an opportunity to travel to those three countries in the year they are studied.[18] Extracurricular activities[edit] Shaker Heights High School
Shaker Heights High School
has a variety of extracurricular activities for languages, sports, the arts, and other areas. As of 2015[update], the marching band has more than 400 musicians, and is one of the largest student organizations in the high school, as well as the largest marching band in Ohio.[24][25] This number also includes the Raiderettes, a dance team that performs with the band. The marching band went on a trip to Beijing
Beijing
and Shanghai, China
China
in late March and early April 2007, and performs internationally every three years. The bands, orchestra, and choruses also travel abroad periodically, both to perform and to see cultural landmarks. The band performed in Austria, Italy
Italy
and Germany
Germany
in March 2010,[26] performing in Venice, Brixen, Innsbruck
Innsbruck
and Salzburg.[27] In 2013, the Band travelled to The Republic of Turkey, playing a concerts at Robert College and Taksim Square
Taksim Square
in Istanbul; as well as in Bergama
Bergama
and at the historic ruins of Ephesus.[28] In 2016 the band traveled to Spain to play in Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia
Valencia
and other smaller towns. The band has band camp a week before school starts, preparing a halftime show for American football
American football
games during the fall football season.[29] After the marching band season, the school has five concert bands: one Class AA band, one Class A band, and three Class B bands. In 2013, the AA and A class bands, Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band, respectively, performed at Severance Hall.[30] The Shaker Theatre Arts Department was founded in its present form by former Artistic Director James Thornton, and has prepared many students for successful careers on stage and screen. Shaker Theatre Department offers a variety of classes, allowing the students to have a full view and access to the "circle" of theatre. Classes include Playwriting, Acting, the Ensemble Program, as well as the theatre management classes Theatre Production Seminar and Ensemble Coordination Management Course. The season includes the fall main stage production, the Ninth Grade Theatre Experience (written and performed by the ninth graders), New Stages (the student generated playwriting festival), and the Spring Ensemble Show (a performance consisting of movement theatre and poetry prose performed by the Senior Acting Ensemble, the Advanced Acting Ensemble and the Junior Acting Ensemble). Other Shaker Theatre Showcases include the Theatre Social, Fall Ensemble Preview, Winter Solstice Sharings, and Theatre awards. Every new Broadway season since 1991 has included one or more Shaker Theatre alum in major New York productions. In addition, Shaker Theatre alums hold positions in every area of professional theatre and the entertainment industry.[31] Shaker Heights' Latin
Latin
Club functions as a local chapter of both the Ohio
Ohio
Junior Classical League (OJCL)[32] and National Junior Classical League (NJCL).[33] In 2010 and 2013, the team placed first in the Academic Per Capita trophy, winning more than 180 individual awards, and in 2014, the team placed first in both the Academic Per Capita competition as well as the Overall Sweepstakes competition, a first in the club's history. The club went on to repeat this feat for the next two years. Shaker Heights High School
Shaker Heights High School
is noted for its strong performance on the National Latin
Latin
Examination, with nearly one hundred students receiving recognition for high scores in 2010.[34] The school's student newspaper, The Shakerite, has won numerous awards, including the 2006 Golden Flash Award from the Northeast Ohio Scholastic Press Association and the National Pacemaker Award from the National Scholastic Press Association in 2006.[35][36] This was the second time The Shakerite received the award. In addition, the paper has received a Gold Medal Award from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association and a First Place Award from the Great Lakes International Press Association.[37] Students from Shaker Heights High School
Shaker Heights High School
have won awards at regional, state and national levels at many academic competitions, including the Federal Reserve Challenge, Math League, Model United Nations competitions, National History Day, Poetry Out Loud, Science Olympiad, The Maltz Museum's Stop the Hate essay contest, TEAMS, United States National Physics Olympiad, and the Vex Robotics Competition.[38][39][40] Facilities[edit] Originally designed by the Cleveland
Cleveland
architectural firm of Hubbell & Benes,[41] Shaker Heights High School
Shaker Heights High School
has a capacity of about 2,000 students and covers 304,400 square feet (28,280 m2). There are 82 regular classrooms, ten combined science lab/classrooms, four art rooms, and two music rooms outfitted with instrument lockers. Athletics facilities include locker rooms, an outdoor track, an outdoor FieldTurf
FieldTurf
athletic field marked for soccer, American football, lacrosse and field hockey,[42] two baseball fields, a weight room, two indoor gymnasiums, a multipurpose room (with wrestling mats and an indoor batting cage), nine hard tennis courts, a dance studio, and a fencing room. In addition, there is a two-floor cafeteria, a senior lounge, a planetarium, six computer labs, a courtyard and a library. The school has three auditoriums: a large one capable of holding nearly 900 people, a small auditorium, and a black box theater under the large auditorium.[43] The auditoriums were renovated in 2008.[41] Athletics[edit] Shaker Heights High School
Shaker Heights High School
has teams in several sports, including baseball, basketball, crew, cross country, diving, fencing, field hockey, figure skating, football, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, rugby, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball and wrestling. Shaker's neighboring sporting rivals include Cleveland Heights High School, Garfield Heights High School, Mentor High School, University School, and Hathaway Brown. The football stadium is named after Russell H. Rupp, who served as principal of the high school for 26 years. Ohio
Ohio
High School Athletic Association State Championships[edit] Further information: Ohio
Ohio
High School Athletic Association

Baseball
Baseball
– 1965, 1976[44] Ice Hockey
Ice Hockey
– 1981, 1993, 2001, 2013[45] Men's Golf
Golf
– 1958, 1959, 1967[45] Men's Track and Field
Track and Field
– 1926[45] Men's Swimming – 1954 Wrestling – 1954[46] Women's Field Hockey
Field Hockey
– 1991, 2014[45]

Other State Championships[edit]

Ice Hockey
Ice Hockey
- 1971, 1972, 1974, Fencing – 2006 Men's tennis – 2000 Women's lacrosse – 2001, 2003 Men's lacrosse – 1996 Chess - 1995

Notable alumni[edit] Name are listed chonologically by class year.

1930 - William R. Van Aken, politician 1940 - Dorothy Hart, actress 1941 - Samuel Glazer, co-developer of Mr. Coffee[47] 1943 - Paul Newman, actor and race car driver[48] 1950 - Majel Barrett, actress[49] 1950 - Dick Brubaker, NFL
NFL
wide receiver 1955 - Sidney M. Wolfe, drug safety activist 1955 - Roger Penske, race car driver, team owner, and business entrepreneur 1957 - Peter Bergman, writer and comedian, member of The Firesign Theatre[50] 1957 - Harvey Pekar, underground comic book writer, wrote American Splendor and music critic 1958 - Jerry Heller, rap manager 1962 - Jeff Gerth, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist 1962 - David Mark Berger, Olympic weightlifter murdered at the 1972 Summer Olympics 1963 - Bruce Ratner, real estate developer and owner of the New Jersey Nets 1963 - Rich Stotter, football player 1964 - Eric Ehrmann, blogger, columnist, and author; feature writer during early years of Rolling Stone 1965 - Stephen Stucker, actor 1967 - David Icove, FBI Academy instructor and forensic engineer 1969 - Lee Fisher, Ohio
Ohio
lieutenant governor and attorney general, and member of the Ohio
Ohio
Senate and Ohio
Ohio
House of Representatives 1971 - Marcia Fudge, U.S. Representative 1971 - Peter Lawson Jones, Cuyahoga County
Cuyahoga County
commissioner 1971 - Jane Campbell, mayor of Cleveland, Ohio 1972 - Jimmy Malone, WMJI
WMJI
radio host and stand-up comedian 1973 - Susan Orlean, writer 1974 - Wade Manning, NFL
NFL
wide receiver 1975 - Keith Black, neurosurgeon 1976 - Andy Borowitz, comedian and satirist, creator of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 1979 - Kym Whitley, actress and comedian 1979 - Jim Brickman, musician 1981 - Michael Scharf, law professor and director of Frederick K. Cox International 1981 - David Pogue, technology writer, journalist and commentator 1983 - Marc Kamionkowski, theoretical physicist 1984 - Griff Allen, auto racing promoter, broadcaster, engineer 1984 - Michael McElroy, Tony-nominated Broadway actor 1984 - Gerald Levert, recording artist, member of R&B group LeVert 1984 - Caroline Hoxby, labor economist 1986 - Sean Levert, recording artist, member of R&B group LeVert 1987 - Keith Rucker, NFL
NFL
defensive tackle 1987 - David Wain, comedian, actor, director; cast of The State and member of comedy group Stella 1988 - Tracy Nicole Chapman, Broadway actress 1989 - Jamie Babbit, television and film director best known for But I'm a Cheerleader 1991 - Michelle Federer, Broadway actress, member of the original company of Wicked: The Musical 1992 - Kathryn Schulz,[51] author and journalist, winner of 2016 Pulitzer Prize 1993 - Carter Bays, Emmy-nominated writer for the Late Show with David Letterman and writer/producer of How I Met Your Mother 1995 - Scott Savol, American Idol
American Idol
finalist 1996 - Ben Simon, former Columbus Blue Jackets
Columbus Blue Jackets
hockey player 1996 - Matt Guerrier, pitcher for the Minnesota Twins 1998 - Celeste Ng, author of the award winning and best-selling novels Everything I Never Told You
Everything I Never Told You
and Little Fires Everywhere 1998 - Nate Clements, former NFL
NFL
cornerback 1998 - Nate Fish, former coach for the Israel national baseball team and Israel at the World Baseball
Baseball
Classic[52] 1999 - Adrien Clarke, NFL
NFL
player 2002 - Kid Cudi, rapper[53] 2005 - Clare Malone, senior political writer at FiveThirtyEight 2008 - Machine Gun Kelly, rapper 2012 - Terry Rozier, NBA
NBA
point guard 2018 - Michael Conor, rapper, member of pop group In Real Life

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Cleveland
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Cleveland
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External links[edit]

Cleveland
Cleveland
portal Schools portal

Official website Shaker Bands Shaker Theatre Arts Department

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