Charles F. Brush High School
|Charles F. Brush High School|
4875 Glenlyn Road
|School district||South Euclid–Lyndhurst City School District|
|Principal||Karl J. Williamson|
|Teaching staff||68.10 (FTE)|
|Student to teacher ratio||21.48|
|Color(s)||Brown and gold|
|Fight song||Washington and Lee|
|Athletics conference||Western Reserve Conference|
|Mascot||Arcy the Arc Lamp|
|Accreditation||North Central Association of Colleges and Schools|
Brush has 1,334 students as of the 2017–2018 school year. The school, which is situated close to the border with neighboring South Euclid, serves as the sole high school in the South Euclid–Lyndhurst City School District.
- In 1912, prior to the construction of Brush High School, students attended South Euclid School House at the corner of Mayfield & Green Roads. The first class graduated in 1916.
- In 1927 Brush High School opened, providing students in South Euclid and Lyndhurst with a centralized high school.
- In 1961, Korb Field became the brightest nighttime football field in the country as General Electric engineers from NELA Park installed experimental mercury floodlights.
- In 1962 the B wing and John C. Welser Gymnasium were added, giving the school a new library and gym.
- In 1974 the C wing, which houses mostly the art and business departments, and the D wing, housing a new cafeteria and the science and math departments were added.
- In 2002 artificial turf was installed in Korb Field.
- 2008 - Former First lady and 2008 Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton visits Brush High School for February 15 rally.
Alternative and Vocational Education
Brush caters to the learning needs of many types of students. There are curricula tailored to fit coursework for remedial, comprehensive, and Advanced Placement students in all subjects. New classes are added each year.
Brush is a part of the interscholastic Mayfield Excel Tech Program. During their Junior and Senior year, students may attend vocational programs at other schools: Aurora, Beachwood, Euclid, Orange, Mayfield, Solon, and West Geauga.
Brush has an alternative school called Arc Tech Academy. Adjacent to the campus, Arc Tech is housed in a former church located at the corner of Professor and Farnhurst Roads.
The Brush campus is home to eight tennis courts, a turfed multipurpose athletic field for football and soccer, a track, and a softball field. The Arcs baseball team uses the facilities at Greenview Upper Elementary School, the swim team uses the pools at Euclid High School, and the hockey team uses the Cleveland Heights Recreation Center ice rink as their home rink.
- Pharaoh Brown, NFL tight end for the Cleveland Browns.
- Eric Carmen, singer-songwriter and lead singer of The Raspberries.
- Toni Cistone, LaVerne Novak, Karen Topinka: members of 1950s musical group the Poni-Tails
- Sharon Creech, author
- Alexander Gelman, theatre director
- Stephen Hadley, National Security Advisor under the Bush Administration.
- Roy Hall, former NFL football player. Played wide receiver for Ohio State.
- Carter Ham, General (US Army, retired), former Commanding General, U.S. Africa Command
- Ken Landenberger, former MLB player (Chicago White Sox)
- Jim Laughlin, former NFL football player and standout linebacker at Ohio State.
- Dan Masteller, former MLB player (Minnesota Twins
- Jason Pryor, Olympic Men's Épée Fencer 
- Lucie Salhany, entertainment executive, former chairman of Fox Broadcasting Company
- Steve Stone (born 1947), former MLB All-Star pitcher & Cy Young Award winner, and current TV color commentator for the Chicago White Sox.
- Dave Tobik, former MLB player (Detroit Tigers, Texas Rangers, Seattle Mariners)
- Carl Walz, NASA astronaut.
- Jiggs Whigham, first jazz instructor in Europe, jazz trombone player
Notes and references
- OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association member directory". Archived from the original on 2010-11-03. Retrieved 2010-02-17.
- "Search for Public Schools - School Detail for Brush High School". ed.gov. Retrieved 4 March 2015.
- "Welcome". sel.k12.oh.us. Retrieved 4 March 2015.
- NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on September 23, 2009. Retrieved 2010-02-17.
- "Brush Alumni Wall of Achievement Dinner". South Euclid - Lyndhurst City Schools. 2007. Archived from the original on 18 November 2015. Retrieved 17 November 2015.