Chardon High School

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Chardon High School
151 Chardon Avenue
Chardon, Ohio, (Geauga County) 44024
United States
Coordinates 41°35′28″N 81°12′1″W / 41.59111°N 81.20028°W / 41.59111; -81.20028Coordinates: 41°35′28″N 81°12′1″W / 41.59111°N 81.20028°W / 41.59111; -81.20028
Type Public, Coeducational high school
Motto A Legacy of Pride, a Future of Promise[4]
School district Chardon Local School District
Superintendent Dr. Michael P. Hanlon, Ph.D.
Principal Douglas Murray[1]
Faculty 60.2 (on FTE basis)[2]
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1153[2] (2005-06)
Student to teacher ratio 19.2[2]
Campus type Suburban
Color(s) Red and Black [1]         
Athletics conference Premier Athletic Conference[1]
Team name Hilltoppers[1]
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools [3]
Athletic Director Doug Snyder[1]

Chardon High School (commonly Chardon, Chardon High, or CHS), is a public high school in Chardon, Ohio, USA, serving students in grades 9-12. The school is part of the Chardon Local School District, with admission based primarily on the location of students' homes.[2] As of the 2005-06 school year, the school had an enrollment of 1,153 students and 60.2 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student-teacher ratio of 19.2.[2]


On February 27, 2012, six students were shot in a shooting at the school, with the shooter identified as 17-year-old T.J. Lane.[5] According local news reports, the suspect chose the six victims at random, countering early reports that a group of students were targeted. Three of the shooting victims died. All Chardon local schools were immediately closed following the shooting, while the high school was put under a lock-down procedure. The entire school district was closed on Tuesday, February 28. The district board also canceled classes in all schools until Friday, with numerous counseling services available until then. On March 19, 2013, Lane was given three life sentences, one for each of the victims killed in the shooting.

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  1. ^ a b c d e OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association member directory". Retrieved 2010-02-17. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Chardon High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 2008-11-05. 
  3. ^ NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on March 15, 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-17. 
  4. ^ "Chardon High School". Chardon High School. Archived from the original on 2008-08-22. Retrieved 2008-11-05. 
  5. ^ "Student shot at Ohio high school dies, police say". CNN. 2012-02-27. 
  6. ^ OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site". Retrieved 2006-12-31. 

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