Rocky River High School (Ohio)
|Rocky River High School|
|20951 Detroit Road
Rocky river, Ohio
Rocky River, Ohio, (Cuyahoga County), 44116
|Type||Public, Coeducational high school|
|School district||Rocky River City School District|
|Principal||Debra M. Bernard|
|Enrollment||899 (2010-2011 School Year)|
|Color(s)||Maroon and White |
|Athletics conference||West Shore Conference|
|Rival||Fairview Warriors, Bay Rockets, Holy Name Green Wave|
|Accreditation||North Central Association of Colleges and Schools |
|Newspaper||'The Pirate Press'|
|Athletic Director||Mark Wagner |
As of the 2010-2011 school year, Rocky River High School is ranked 74th in Ohio. 29% of students participate in the Advanced Placement program.
The school colors are maroon and white. The athletic teams are known as the Pirates. Rocky River High School is a member of the West Shore Conference.
- Boys Ice Hockey
The school is widely known for its success in the sport of ice hockey, where they compete in the Greater Cleveland High School Hockey League's Red Division and the OHSAA state tournament. They play their home games at the Hamilton Ice Arena in Rocky River, Ohio. Regularly playing the state's prominent private schools, the Pirate hockey team has earned multiple 25-win seasons, Baron Cup II championships, and sent many players to juniors teams. They have won the Brooklyn District of the state tournament twice and played in the OHSAA state "Frozen Four" in Columbus, Ohio, losing both times. Coach Chris Cogan has over 100 wins in his short tenure as head coach. Their student section is known as the "Pirate Pit" and was voted "Most Spirited" by the Cleveland Plain Dealer for the 2012-2013 season due to their creative cheers, themes, and constant heckling of opposing players.
- Ohio High School Athletic Association State Championships
- Male: 51%
- Female: 49%
- White, non-Hispanic: >95%
- Asian or Pacific Islander: <1%
- Multiracial: <1%
- Hispanic: <1%
- American Indian or Alaska Native: <1%
- Black, non-Hispanic: <1%
- Economically disadvantaged: 0%
- Disabled students: 1%
- Limited English proficient: 0%
- Nina Blackwood (Class of 1970), former MTV VJ and current SiriusXM Satellite Radio host on the 80s on 8 channel 
- Nev Chandler, media personality and former radio voice of the Cleveland Browns
- "Swingin'" Sammy Kaye, Big Band leader
- Martin Savidge (Class of 1976), former CNN reporter and current NBC News reporter
- Michael Stanley of the Michael Stanley Band
- Jann Klose pop singer songwriter, as an exchange student from Germany 
- Jim Keily (Class of 1975) Television sit-com writer-producer.
Notes and references
- OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association member directory". Retrieved 2010-02-17.
- NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Retrieved 2010-02-17.[dead link]
- OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site". Retrieved 2006-12-31.
- OH Dept. of Education, 2010-2011
- Petkovic, John (July 30, 2011) "At 30, MTV looks nothing like the video channel that roared", The Plain Dealer
- Bona, Marc (February 12, 2012) "Sammy Kaye: Your 2 p.m. Buckeye Bits A&E trivia", The Plain Dealer
- Washington, Julie (September 10, 2008) "Former Clevelander Martin Savidge talks about move to PBS", The Plain Dealer
- Yarborough, Chuck (August 18, 2014) "Michael Stanley to be honored with tribute concert featuring fans and peers", The Plain Dealer
- McQuiston, James (April 9, 2008) "Jann Klose to perform three area shows", Neufutur Magazine