Award Year: 2013

West Geauga High School

13401 Chillicothe Road
Chesterland, OH, 44026-3532

(440) 729-5955

Jay Bishop, Principal at time of Nomination

Mr. David Toth, Current Principal

West Geauga Local

School Website


The mission of West Geauga High School is to help students reach their academic and career potential and pursue high ethical standards.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 97%
  • Hispanic: 1%
  • Two or more races: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %

West Geauga High, in Geauga County, Ohio receives students from Chester, Russell, and some sections of Munson, Gates Mills, and Chagrin Falls townships. The district is suburban/semi-rural, approximately 20 miles east of Cleveland with 25,000 middle and upper income business and professional residents. We serve 886 students, grades nine through twelve.

West Geauga’s goal is to foster academic, intellectual, emotional, physical and social growth in all students. We do this by working with students and parents, identifying specific academic programming for all, and addressing individual needs. Our programs consist of over 100 courses, including, but not limited to, AP, virtual learning, vocational, PSEO and flex credit. Many intervention programs are in place to help struggling students.

Our teachers, counselors, administration, and support staff work collaboratively, providing quality education to students. The teaching staff has weekly professional learning team meetings to review assessment data and curriculum initiatives, adjusting instruction to meet our students’ needs . Guidance initiates innovative programming like our Freshmen Mentorship Program, “I have a secret” Anti- Bullying program, “Your Life Your Choice” anti drinking/driving campaign, College Planning and Financial Aid Nights, and other parental and student informational nights.

Our staff is designated 100 % highly qualified, but our success is also due to strong community support and involvement. Positive relationships with community organizations are a vital component in our success. Local organizations like the Rotary and Kiwanis (and its student organization, Interact) play an active role through citizenship, volunteering and assisting community members in need. With over 120 students in our student council, and roughly 65% of our students participating in extra-curricular activities, the entire aforementioned are what makes West the Best!