Chagrin Falls High School

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Chagrin Falls High School
400 East Washington Street
Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44022
United States
Coordinates 41°25′36″N 81°22′49″W / 41.42667°N 81.38028°W / 41.42667; -81.38028Coordinates: 41°25′36″N 81°22′49″W / 41.42667°N 81.38028°W / 41.42667; -81.38028
Type Public, Coeducational high school
School district Chagrin Falls Exempted Village Schools
School code 360855
Principal Steven Ast[1]
Grades 9-12
Color(s) Orange and Black[2]
Athletics conference Chagrin Valley Conference[2]
Mascot Mortimer The Tiger
Team name Tigers[2]
Rival Kenston High School[3][4]
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools[5]
USNWR ranking 92nd
Average SAT scores 1580[1]
Average ACT scores 26.2[1]
Yearbook Zenith

Chagrin Falls High School is a public high school located in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, United States, an eastern suburb in the Greater Cleveland metropolitan area. The high school's mascot is Mortimer the Tiger.[6]


Chagrin Falls High School issued its first diploma in 1879, with only one graduate, Hugh Christian.[7] The first group to graduate was in 1888, a class of four people. As of 2011, the high school has graduated over 10,000 students.[8]

Awards and recognition[edit]

During the 2004-05 school year, Chagrin Falls High School was recognized with the Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence by the United States Department of Education,[9] the highest award an American school can receive.[10][11]

In 2008, it was placed 135th on Newsweek magazine's Top 1,300 Schools list (2nd in Greater Cleveland, behind neighboring high school Solon, and 5th in Ohio). In 2011, it climbed to 92nd in the year ratings.[12]


The school is a member of the Chagrin Valley Conference (CVC), Chagrin Division as part of the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) for interscholastic sports.[13]

State championships

Notable alumni[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d School Profile Archived April 26, 2012, at the Wayback Machine., 2011
  2. ^ a b c OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association member directory". Retrieved 2010-02-17. 
  3. ^ "High school boys soccer: Chagrin Falls, Kenston battle to 1-1 stalemate". Retrieved 17 October 2016. 
  4. ^ "Kenston vs. Chagrin Rivalry Continues". 29 September 2016. Retrieved 17 October 2016. 
  5. ^ "Institution Summary". Retrieved 2015-12-10. 
  6. ^ School Info at
  7. ^ Mattern, Tom (August 1998). "History". Chagrin Falls Archived from the original on 22 July 2009. 
  8. ^ "History, Number of Students". Retrieved November 24, 2011. We are currently at 10,064 graduates. (2011) 
  9. ^ U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon Schools Program: Schools Recognized 2003 through 2006 (PDF), United States Department of Education. Accessed May 11, 2006.
  10. ^ CIBA cited as one of the best by Education Department Archived August 19, 2007, at the Wayback Machine., Journal Inquirer, November 16, 2006. "The Blue Ribbon award is given only to schools that reach the top 10 percent of their state's testing scores over several years or show significant gains in student achievement. It is considered the highest honor a school can achieve."
  11. ^ "Viers Mill School Wins Blue Ribbon; School Scored High on Statewide Test". The Washington Post. September 29, 2005. For their accomplishments, all three schools this month earned the status of Blue Ribbon School, the highest honor the U.S. Education Department can bestow upon a school. 
  12. ^ "America's Best High Schools", The Daily Beast, 2011. Accessed November 23, 2011.
  13. ^ Chagrin Valley Conference Archived March 11, 2007, at the Wayback Machine. at Chagrin Falls Schools' website
  14. ^ a b c d OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site". Retrieved 2006-12-31. 
  15. ^ OHSLA. "Ohio High School Lacrosse Association Web site". Retrieved 2012-10-22. 
  16. ^ Rozboril, Robert. "Inside Chagrin Falls boys lacrosse's 5-4 double-overtime win against Mariemont to claim OHSLA Division II state title 2015". Retrieved 2015-06-06. 

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