Westlake High School (Ohio)
|Westlake High School|
|27830 Hilliard Boulevard
Westlake, Ohio, (Cuyahoga County), 44145
|Type||Public high school|
|Motto||We Educate for Excellence|
|School district||Westlake City Schools|
|Asst. Principal||Ned Lauver
|Fight song||Stand Up & Cheer|
|Athletics conference||Southwestern Conference|
|Rival||Bay High School (Bay Village, Ohio)
Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School
|Newspaper||'The Green and White'|
|Athletic Director||Tony Cipollone|
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.
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)
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%)
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%)
Fighting/violence incidents: 87
Vandalism incidents: 23
Weapons incidents: 0
Drug/alcohol incidents: 91
Temporary Teaching Certificate: <1%
Fully certified: 100%
Evenly divided, there are 23 students per teacher.
Performance Index of 2005: 108
Performance Index of 2006: 107
Performance Index of 2007: 108
The state average for Reading was 87% in 2007.
The state average for Social Studies was 76% in 2007.
The state average for Science was 72% in 2007.
The state average for Writing was 89% in 2007.
The state average for Math was 81% in 2007.
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.
"The Green and White" is an award winning monthly student newspaper serving Westlake High School. It is advised by English teacher Laura Miller.
Academic Challenge Team
Choir – Several choices
Drama Club/Center Stage Players
Foreign Language Clubs
Latin Club - a local chapter of both the Ohio Junior Classical League (OJCL) and National Junior Classical League (NJCL). German Club
Green & White - Newspaper
National Art Honor Society
National Honor Society
S.A.D.D. (Students Against Destructive Decisions)
Ultimate Frisbee Club
- Track & Field
- Cross Country
- Cross Country
- Track & Field
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. 
- Andrea Sewall, staff writer for The New Yorker magazine.
- Dylan Baldi, lead singer and guitarist for indie-rock band Cloud Nothings.
- Brad Miller, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Senior Associate.
- Dan "Big Mac" McDowell, co-host of the BaD Radio Show, a sports-talk radio show airing on KTCK in Dallas, Texas.
- R.M. Meluch, science fiction author.
- Colonel Robert F. Overmyer, United States Marine Corps, American test pilot and astronaut.
- Joan G. Stark (1979) ASCII art artist, and college swimmer.
- Kevin J. Houser, former long snapper for the New Orleans Saints and a draft pick in 2000.
- OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association member directory". Retrieved 2010-02-17.
- "2009 Convention – Club Point Summary" (PDF). Ohio Junior Classical League. 2009. Retrieved 10 August 2009.
- "2010 State Convention – Club Point Summary" (PDF). OJCL.org. Ohio Junior Classical League. 2010. Retrieved 7 March 2010.
- "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.
- Why are we called the Demons?, Westlake City Schools