Euclid High School
|Euclid High School|
|711 East 222nd Street
Euclid, Ohio, (Cuyahoga County), 44123
|Type||Public, Coeducational high school|
|School district||Euclid City School District|
|Superintendent||Keith Bell |
|Color(s)||Navy blue and Gold |
|Athletics conference||Lake Erie League|
|Athletic Director||Steve Hardaway|
The Euclid High School is a public high school located in Euclid, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio in the northeast corner of Cuyahoga County. Originally named Euclid Senior High School, it was constructed in 1949 to replace the Euclid Central High School and Shore High School facilities. The school serves a community of 49,000 residents, offering a wide range of programs from vocational education to college preparatory.
Noted[who?] for the number of nationally recognized scientists, authors, artists, and professionals, Euclid Senior High School graduation peaked in 1972 with a graduating class of over 1,000. Today, Euclid High School continues the traditions of the Blue & Gold Panthers.
The current facility is the second to bear the name Euclid High School. The original Euclid High School was built in the late 19th century, and was discharged from service when Shore and Central came online. The current facility was the brainchild of Russell H. Erwine, who spearheaded a unified center of learning back in the late 1930s. Yet it took until 1945 to finalize the plan. The facility was constructed in 1949, with its first graduating class in 1950 (from the students who transferred in from Shore and Central High Schools). Euclid High School (then known as Euclid Senior High School),was originally designed in the shape of an "E", and would see three facility expansions in 1957, 1966, & 1972. The high school boasts 2 pools, 2 gymnasiums, an indoor track facility, weight rooms, a little theater, auditorium, planetarium, and fully functional, self-contained library.
Euclid's vocational programs includes automotive body repair, commercial art and cosmetology. Its technology program offers training in Cisco Systems and computer information systems. A major distinction in Euclid's format was the incorporation of Knowledgeworks Foundation, a school program funded by Microsoft founder Bill Gates. Essentially, the program divides Euclid High into six smaller 'schools'. This includes the School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, International Academy of Accelerated Achievement, The Professional Path, Euclid Academy of the Arts, Academy of Intellectual and Interpersonal Development, and Business and Communications School. Each section of the school focuses on its area of concentration. Yet due to enrollment changes in the district, (as report by Euclid Sun journal) these small schools ceased operations in the 2009-2010 school year, and consolidate back to the single high school concept.
In the 1960s, it was one of the regions first to teach computer programming with its own IBM mainframe.
Euclid High School recognizes many student activities including: Student Council, Class Cabinet, Key Club, The Euclidian (yearbook), The Survey (newspaper), The Eucuyo (literary arts journal), Fall Play, "Big Show" Spring Musical, Spring Play, Choral Masters, Varsity Chorale, Choir, Marching Band, Jazz Band, Orchestra, Drill Team, Academic Teams, National Honor Society, AV Club, Poetry Club, Ski Club, D.A.R.E., S.A.D.D., Peer Mediation, Future Educators of America, and NJROTC.
Euclid High School also sponsors 21 varsity sports: Baseball, Boys/Girls Basketball, Cheerleading, Football, JROTC Raiders, Boys/Girls Soccer, Boys/Girls Tennis, Softball, Swim Team, Track and Field, Cross Country, Volleyball, Wrestling
Ohio High School Athletic Association State Championships
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- Robert Smith, Former NFL football player (Minnesota Vikings). Graduated 1989
- Jessica Beard, World champion track and field sprinter. Graduated 2007.
- Tom Collura, EEG researcher. (graduated in 1969)
- Rayshaun Kizer, gridiron football player
- Tom Murphy, Former MLB player (California Angels, Kansas City Royals, Saint Louis Cardinals, Milwaukee Brewers, Boston Red Sox, Toronto Blue Jays)
- Joe Nossek, Former MLB player (Minnesota Twins, Kansas City Athletics, Oakland Athletics, St. Louis Cardinals)
- Monica Potter (actor) (graduated in 1989)
- OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association member directory". Retrieved 2010-02-17.
- School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
- International Academy of Accelerated Achievement
- The Professional Path
- Euclid Academy of the Arts
- Academy of Intellectual and Interpersonal Development
- Business and Communications School
- OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site". Retrieved 2006-12-31.
- Yappi. "Yappi Sports Baseball". Retrieved 2007-02-12.
- Yappi. "Yappi Sports Wrestling". Retrieved 2007-02-12.