Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School

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Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School
6380 Mill Road


United States
Coordinates41°19′47″N 81°38′34″W / 41.3296°N 81.6429°W / 41.3296; -81.6429Coordinates: 41°19′47″N 81°38′34″W / 41.3296°N 81.6429°W / 41.3296; -81.6429
MottoUnita Fortior
(United Strength is Stronger)
PrincipalSteven Ast[1]
Enrollment1,350 (2017–18)
Color(s)Crimson and gold[2]
Athletics conferenceSuburban League
National Division[2]
Team nameBees[2]
RivalNorth Royalton High School

Brecksville–Broadview Heights High School is a comprehensive public high school with approximately 1,350 students in grades 9–12.[1] Students come from the communities of Brecksville, Broadview Heights, and a very small segment of North Royalton.

The school year consists of two 90-day semesters with four nine-week grading periods.

Student achievement[edit]

For nearly half a century, BBHHS students have qualified as National Merit Finalists or Commended Students. More than one-third of seniors graduate with honors diplomas.[citation needed]

Academic rankings[edit]

The Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School has received various awards for excellence in education. In 2008, the U.S. Department of Education recognized Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School as an NCLB Blue Ribbon School.[3] Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School was also a past nominee, by the Ohio Department of Education, for the prestigious Blue Ribbon School Award.[4]

In 2015, The Washington Post published the list of America's most challenging high schools. The analysis covered approximately 22,000 U.S. public high schools. The rankings were determined by taking the total number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given at a school each year and dividung by the number of seniors that graduated. Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School ranked in the top 4 percent of all high schools in this assessment.[5]

Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School has consistently been ranked by U.S. News & World Report magazine as being in the top 5 percent of all high schools in the United States.[6] Additionally, Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School was recognized in Newsweek magazine's 2013 list of the top 2000 public high schools in the United States.[7]

Because of its high academic standards, Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School students are represented in the National Merit Scholars and the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.[8][9]

Sport championships[edit]

Along with academic excellence, Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School's sports program competes at the state championship level. The BBHHS "Bees" are members of the Suburban League. In 2018, the girls' gymnastics team won its fifteenth consecutive state title and eighteenth overall.[10] The boys' wrestling team won the 2015 state championship.[11] The basketball, football, soccer, cross-country, and swimming/diving programs vie for regional and state titles as well, including:

Art and writing awards[edit]

In 2015, 27 Brecksville-Broadview Heights middle and high school art students received a total of 36 regional awards through the 35th Annual Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition. Five students who were awarded Gold Keys had their artwork judged on the national level in New York.[14]


Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School offers multiple music classes such as the orchestra, band, choir, and general music programs. • The BBHHS Band provides marching band, concert bands (wind ensemble, concert winds, and symphonic band), jazz ensemble, percussion and drumline, pep band, brass choir, and flagline.[15] • The BBHHS Orchestra provides chamber, concert, string, and symphonic orchestra music performances throughout the year.[16] • The BBHHS Choir provides choraleers (first year choir), concert choir, treble choir, and chamber choir/Music in Motion that perform throughout the year.[17]

Notable on-campus event[edit]

  • In September 2004, President George W. Bush, running for re-election, made a Saturday morning "town hall-style visit" at the school. A crowd of about 4,000 filled the gymnasium to see Bush speak and answer audience questions. An additional 500 people watched on a large screen from a secondary gymnasium.[18]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Principal's Page". Brecksville-Broadview Heights City School District. August 2017. Retrieved August 29, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association member directory". Archived from the original on 2010-11-03. Retrieved February 17, 2010.
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2015-03-09.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-05-18. Retrieved 2015-05-08.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "U.S. high school rankings by state — Most challenging schools". Washington Post. Retrieved October 1, 2017.
  6. ^ US News
  7. ^ "2013 America's Best High Schools". Retrieved October 1, 2017.
  8. ^ "Northeast Ohio home to 20 potential Presidential Scholars: See who made the list". February 2015. Retrieved October 1, 2017.
  9. ^ "2015 National Merit scholarship winners announced: See Ohio list". May 2015. Retrieved October 1, 2017.
  10. ^ "Brecksville gymnastics wins 12th consecutive OHSAA state team title, 15th all-time (photos, videos, results)". Retrieved October 1, 2017.
  11. ^ "BBHHS Wrestling Champs, Coach of Year Ganim, Orchestra and Electrify Your Strings: Courier Communique". Retrieved October 1, 2017.
  12. ^ a b c d OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site". Retrieved 2011-03-05.
  13. ^ Yappi. "Yappi Sports Football". Retrieved 2007-02-12.
  14. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-05-18. Retrieved May 8, 2015.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  15. ^ "Homepage of the BBHHS Bands". BBHHS Band. Retrieved October 27, 2017.
  16. ^ "Homepage of the BBHHS Orchestra". BBHHS Orchestra. Retrieved October 1, 2017.
  17. ^ "Homepage of the BBHHS Vocal Music Program". BBHHS Vocal Music. Retrieved October 27, 2017.
  18. ^ Heather Wood, Bush packs the house: GOP faithful flock to BBHHS to see president", Sun Newspapers, September 9, 2004

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