Normandy High School (Ohio)

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Normandy High School
Normandy High School logo.jpg
Address
2500 West Pleasant Valley Road
Parma, Ohio, (Cuyahoga County), 44134
United States
Coordinates 41°21′44″N 81°41′57″W / 41.36222°N 81.69917°W / 41.36222; -81.69917Coordinates: 41°21′44″N 81°41′57″W / 41.36222°N 81.69917°W / 41.36222; -81.69917
Information
Type Public, coeducational high school
Established 1968
School district Parma City School District
Superintendent Dr. Jeff Graham[1]
Principal Deb Vanek[1]
Vice principal David Guciardo
Chief custodian Alan Mackulin
Grades 8-12
Enrollment 1468
Grade 8 286
Grade 9 340
Grade 10 322
Grade 11 323
Grade 12 324
Color(s) Orange and White         
Slogan "Home of the Invaders"
Song "Normandy, Thy Light Will Guide Us"
Athletics conference Northeast Ohio Conference[1]
Mascot Invader Man
Team name Invaders[1]
Newspaper 'The Vanguard'
Yearbook "The Bayeux"
Communities served Parma, Ohio, Seven Hills, Ohio
Student Council Advisors Amy Jordan
Athletic Director Don Sparks[1]
Website

Normandy High School (commonly Normandy or NHS) is a public high school in Parma, Ohio, United States, serving students in grades 912. The school is part of the Parma City School District, with admission based primarily on the locations of students' homes. Established in 1968, Normandy is located approximately three miles west of Interstate 77 on West Pleasant Valley Road.[2] In the 2005-06 school year, the school had an enrollment of 1,283 students and 77.9 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student-teacher ratio of 16.5.[3]

School information[edit]

Normandy offers a college preparatory curriculum. There are accelerated course offerings in all the academic areas. In addition to a full range of academic courses, many vocational education programs are available to students at Normandy or at Parma City School's other two high schools, Valley Forge and Parma Senior High. Twenty-one credits minimum used to be required for graduation. However, since the failure of the levy, it has been reduced to 20. More math, social studies, computer literacy and science courses are part of this requirement. The school colors are orange and white. The school is a member of the Northeast Ohio Conference. Normandy's corresponding middle school is Hillside, home of the Tigers whose colors are blue and white.[2]

Notable alumni[edit]

  • WWE superstar and multi champion Mike Mizanin, known as The Miz, is a graduate of Normandy.
  • Suede (Stephen Baum), from season 5 of Project Runway, was a graduate of Normandy in 1989. After graduation he attended Kent State University, and graduated with a degree in fashion design.
  • Alex Duda a NHS graduate is a two time Emmy Award winning producer and currently[when?] is the executive producer and creator of the hit show Jerseylicious.
  • Neil Spisak was set designer of the Spider-Man films.
  • John Choma graduated from Normandy in 1973. He graduated from the University of Virginia, was drafted by the San Diego Chargers, and eventually played 2 seasons for the San Francisco 49ers, including Super Bowl XVI. John played Offense and Special teams. He made an integral tackle on Pete Johnson during the famous 5-play goal-line stance. The 49ers held the Bengals back, preventing a touchdown. This proved to be the turning point in the game against the Bengals.
  • Victor Boschini, class of 1974, is the Chancellor of Texas Christian University.

Sports[edit]

Normandy High School athletic teams compete in the newly formed Northeast Ohio Conference.[4]

Sports offered in the fall include cross country, American football, golf, soccer, girls' tennis and volleyball.

In the winter, sports include boys' and girls' basketball, hockey, boys' and girls' swimming and wrestling.

Spring sports include baseball, boys' tennis, softball and track and field athletics.

Activities[edit]

  • Academic Challenge*
  • Anime Club
  • Art Club
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Audio Visual
  • Bowling
  • Cheerleaders
  • Choir
  • Computer Club
  • Conflict Mediators
  • CRC
  • Dazzlers
  • Drama
  • Drama's Technical Theater
  • Environmental Club
  • French Club
  • Freshman Advisory Board*
  • Hip-hop Team
  • Jazz Band
  • Junior Advisory Board*
  • Key Club
  • Knitting Club
  • Marching Band
  • National Honor Society
  • Newspaper (The Vanguard)*
  • Orchestra
  • Photography Club
  • Pop Ensemble
  • Renaissance
  • SADD
  • Senior Advisory Board
  • Ski/Snowboard Club
  • Sophomore Advisory Board*
  • Spanish Club
  • Student Ambassadors
  • Student Government*
  • Teens 4 Teens
  • The Yearbook

*Currently[when?] unavailable due to budget cuts in the district.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association member directory". Retrieved 2010-02-17. 
  2. ^ a b "PCSD Website". Retrieved 2007-02-28. 
  3. ^ Normandy High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed May 24, 2008.
  4. ^ "Member Schools". NOC. 2009. Retrieved 20 September 2009. 

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