Award Year: 2013

Cuyahoga Heights High School

4820 East 71st
Cuyahoga Heights, OH, 44125-1095

(216) 429-5700

Thomas Evans, Principal at time of Nomination

Cuyahoga Heights Local School District

School Website


Our mission is to provide a safe, secure, and nurturing learning environment where graduates are culturally aware and college and career ready.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 2%
  • White: 94%
  • Hispanic: 2%
  • Two or more races: 2%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %

Since 1938, Cuyahoga Heights Schools has been educating students residing in the villages of Cuyahoga Heights, Brooklyn Heights, and Valley View. The district was founded on a simple belief: to maximize opportunities for all students. Seventy-five years later, that simple belief is alive and well.

Cuyahoga Heights High School has continued to be on the cutting edge of all aspects in the educational process. Both academic and co-curricular opportunities abound throughout the school. Students are afforded course offerings to challenge them to reach their highest levels of academic pursuit. More than 10 Advance Placement courses, several honors classes, post secondary education options, career technical experiences, a plethora of unified arts offerings, as well as many other unique courses help round out the academic portion of the educational experience at CHS.

As evidenced in many research studies, it is critical for a child's developmental process to be involved in activities outside of the school day. At CHHS, students can choose to participate in over 60 co-curricular activities. Whether it is art club, marching band, drama, Model United Nations or one of our 20 varsity teams, our incredible educators teach, guide, and coach our wonderful students.

Over the past ten years Cuyahoga Heights has won numerous awards including: the Buckeye Best Healthy School Gold Award, the "2012 Harold A. Meyer Sportsmanship, Ethics, and Integrity Award", and the "Stellar Award for Best Nutrition Practices.” In addition, CHHS has been recognized as one of the top 100 communities for Music Education, named a "School of Distinction" by the State Superintendent, and received the Silver Medal by the U.S. News and World Report magazine, and so forth.