Westlake High School (Ohio)

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Westlake High School
Address
27830 Hilliard Boulevard
Westlake, Ohio, (Cuyahoga County), 44145
United States
Coordinates 41°27′39″N 81°55′42″W / 41.46083°N 81.92833°W / 41.46083; -81.92833Coordinates: 41°27′39″N 81°55′42″W / 41.46083°N 81.92833°W / 41.46083; -81.92833
Information
Type Public high school
Motto We Educate for Excellence
Established 1960
Opened 1960, 2013
Status Complete
Closed 2013
School district Westlake City Schools
Superintendent Daniel Keenan[1]
Principal Timothy Freeman[1]
Asst. Principal Ned Lauver
Dave Schindler
Grades 9-12
Campus Suburban
Color(s)      Forest green
     White [1]
Fight song Stand Up & Cheer
Athletics conference Southwestern Conference[1]
Mascot Demon
Team name Demons[1]
Rival Bay High School (Bay Village, Ohio)
Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School
Newspaper 'The Green and White'
Athletic Director Tony Cipollone[1]
Website

Westlake High School is a public high school located in Westlake, Ohio, west of Cleveland, Ohio. It is the only high school in the Westlake City Schools district. Its principal is Tim Freeman. It has two assistant principals: Ned Lauver and Dave Schindler.

Arts[edit]

The Westlake High School music program has various choral and performance groups including a singing/dancing show choir Company D, a Symphonic Chorus, Women's Chorus, Men's Chorus, an Octet group, an elite Chorale, as well as a Mixed Choir. The choral program continues to receive the highest marks each year at the Ohio Music Education Association competitions as well as out-of-state competitions. The music programs also travel to give back to society through music and volunteer work. The instrumental music program has a Class AA Symphonic Wind Ensemble, a string orchestra, two jazz ensembles, a concert band, and numerous other small performing groups. The 160-person Demon Marching Band, known to many as "The Pride of Westlake" has performed at the Rose Bowl and the Chicago Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Student Information (as of 2006)[edit]

Ethnicity:
White, non-Hispanic: 42% (state average: 77%)
Asian or Pacific Islander: 8% (state average: 1%)
Black, non-Hispanic: 4% (state average: 17%)
Middle Eastern: 46% (state average: 3%)

Subgroups:
Economically disadvantaged students: 5% (state average: 35%)
Disabled students: 11% (state average: 14%)
Gifted students: 24% (state average: 16%)
Migrant students: n/a (state average: <1%)
Limited English proficient (LEP) students: n/a (state average: 2%)

Attendance and Completion:
Attendance rate: 81% (state average: 94%)
Mobility rate: 8% (state average: n/a)
Graduation rate: 99% (state average: 86%)

School Discipline:
Fighting/violence incidents: 87
Vandalism incidents: 23
Weapons incidents: 0
Drug/alcohol incidents: 91

Teacher Information[edit]

Teacher Credentials:
Temporary Teaching Certificate: <1%
Fully certified: 100%

Evenly divided, there are 23 students per teacher.

Educational Performance[edit]

Performance Index of 2005: 108
Performance Index of 2006: 107
Performance Index of 2007: 108

OGT Results:

Reading
98% (2007)
96% (2006)
97% (2005)
100% (2004)
The state average for Reading was 87% in 2007.

Social Studies
93% (2007)
The state average for Social Studies was 76% in 2007.

Science
92% (2007)
91% (2006)
The state average for Science was 72% in 2007.

Writing
97% (2007)
96% (2006)
93% (2005)
The state average for Writing was 89% in 2007.

Math
94% (2007)
92% (2006)
92% (2005)
100% (2004)
The state average for Math was 81% in 2007.

Student Media[edit]

Westlake High School has two award winning student run media organizations.

The Westlake High Broadcasting System (WHBS-TV) is a student run and faculty advised cable television station serving the entire Greater Cleveland Metropolitan Area on AT&T U-Verse channel 99 and the city of Westlake, OH on Time Warner Cable channel 22 and WideOpenWest (WOW!) channel 18. WHBS-TV is advised by faculty member and Westlake alum, Les Szekely and the student president is Sean Lowe.

"The Green and White" is an award winning monthly student newspaper serving Westlake High School. It is advised by English teacher Laura Miller.

Clubs[edit]

Academic Challenge Team
AFS
Art club
Book Club
Bowling Team
Cheerleading
Choir – Several choices
Cooperative Business
Education Club
Dance/Drill Team
Debate Club
Debonaires
Drama Club/Center Stage Players
Foreign Language Clubs
Latin Club - a local chapter of both the Ohio Junior Classical League (OJCL)[2] and National Junior Classical League (NJCL).[3] The Gentlemen's League of Fine Dining
German Club
Green & White - Newspaper
Jazz Band
Key Club
Literacy Magazine
Marching Band
Math Club
Majorettes
Music Club
National Art Honor Society
National Honor Society
PEP Club
PRIDE
Project Love
Project Support
Orchestra
S.A.D.D. (Students Against Destructive Decisions)
Science Club
Ski Club
Student Government
Student Council
Science Olympiad
Tech Mates
Ultimate Frisbee Club
Yearbook
WHBS Morning Announcements WHBS-TV

Athletics[edit]

Boys[edit]

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Swimming/Diving
  • Track & Field
  • Cross Country
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Wrestling
  • Lacrosse
  • Hockey

Girls[edit]

  • Swimming/Diving
  • Cross Country
  • Basketball
  • Softball
  • Soccer
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball
  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics

The school mascot, the Demon has occasionally caused controversy because of its assumed religious connotations. When Westlake was known as Dover, the school teams were called the 'Dover Men'. Popular usage shortened this to 'D-Men', which when spoken is indistinguishable from the word 'demon', hence the current name. [4]

Notable alumni[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association member directory". Retrieved 2010-02-17. 
  2. ^ "2009 Convention – Club Point Summary" (PDF). Ohio Junior Classical League. 2009. Retrieved 10 August 2009. 
  3. ^ "Constitution of the Ohio Junior Classical League" (PDF). Ohio Junior Classical League. March 2008. Retrieved 18 September 2009. "...by paying both OJCL annual chapter dues and any annual chapter membership dues required by NJCL." 
  4. ^ Why are we called the Demons?, Westlake City Schools

External links[edit]