Charles F. Brush High School

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Charles F. Brush High School
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4875 Glenlyn Road
Lyndhurst, Ohio, 44124
United States
Coordinates 41°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
Type Public, Coeducational high school
Established 1927
School district South Euclid-Lyndhurst City School District
Superintendent Linda N. Reid
Principal Karl J. Williamson
Teaching staff 68.10 (FTE)
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1463 (2012-2013)
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
Nickname Arcs
Accreditation North 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 1463 students as of the 2012-2013 school year. The school, which is situated close to the border of Lyndhurst's larger neighbor to the west, 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. Brush is home to Auto Mechanics, Business Academy, and Cosmetology. 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 Daytona and Mayfield 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 John Carroll University in University Heights and Notre Dame College in South Euclid, 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". 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". Retrieved 2010-02-17. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Brush Alumni Wall of Achievement Dinner". South Euclid - Lyndhurst City Schools. 2007. Retrieved 17 November 2015.