Charles F. Brush High School

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Charles F. Brush High School
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4875 Glenlyn Road


Coordinates41°31′20″N 81°30′17″W / 41.52222°N 81.50472°W / 41.52222; -81.50472Coordinates: 41°31′20″N 81°30′17″W / 41.52222°N 81.50472°W / 41.52222; -81.50472
TypePublic, coeducational
School districtSouth Euclid–Lyndhurst City School District
PrincipalKarl J. Williamson
Teaching staff68.10 (FTE)
Enrollment1,334 (2017–18)
Student to teacher ratio21.48
Color(s)Brown and gold
Fight songWashington and Lee
Athletics conferenceWestern Reserve Conference
MascotArcy the Arc Lamp
RivalMayfield Wildcats
AccreditationNorth Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Charles F. Brush High School is a public high school in Lyndhurst, Ohio. The school is named for Charles F. Brush, the Ohio-born inventor of the arc light.

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.

School history[edit]

  • 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[edit]

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.

Notable alumni[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association member directory". Archived from the original on 2010-11-03. Retrieved 2010-02-17.
  2. ^ "Search for Public Schools - School Detail for Brush High School". Retrieved 4 March 2015.
  3. ^ "Welcome". Retrieved 4 March 2015.
  4. ^ NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on September 23, 2009. Retrieved 2010-02-17.
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  6. ^ "Brush Alumni Wall of Achievement Dinner". South Euclid - Lyndhurst City Schools. 2007. Archived from the original on 18 November 2015. Retrieved 17 November 2015.