Euclid High School

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Euclid High School
Euclid High School seal.jpg
Address
711 East 222nd Street
Euclid, Ohio 44123
United States
Coordinates 41°35′44″N 81°31′32″W / 41.59556°N 81.52556°W / 41.59556; -81.52556Coordinates: 41°35′44″N 81°31′32″W / 41.59556°N 81.52556°W / 41.59556; -81.52556
Information
Type Public, Coeducational
School district Euclid City School District
Principal Angela Terella
Grades 812
Enrollment 2,192 (2008)
Campus Urban
Color(s) Navy blue and Gold [1]         
Athletics conference Greater Cleveland Conference
Team name Panthers[1]
Website

Euclid High School is a public high school in Euclid, Ohio, United States, a suburb of Cleveland in the northeast corner of Cuyahoga County. Originally named Euclid Senior High School, it was constructed in 1949 to replace the Euclid Central High School and Shore High School facilities. The school serves a community of approximately 49,000 residents, offering a wide range of programs from vocational education to college preparatory.

History[edit]

Euclid High School was established in 1868 and was housed in a facility on School Street. The first high school building was built in 1894 and remained in service until 1913, when two new schools, Shore and Central, were completed. Both schools housed high school students in part of their respective buildings, but neither school was exclusively a high school.

The current facility opened in late 1949 as Euclid Senior High School and had 1,850 students in grades 10–12 during the first school year. The plan for a single high school in Euclid had been the idea of superintendent Russell Erwine as far back as 1930, though plans were not finalized until 1945. The original building was designed in the shape of an "E", and has had expansions in 1957, 1966, and 1972 as enrollment grew to as many as 3,000 students in three grades between 1965 and 1975. The building includes two swimming pools, two gymnasiums, an indoor track facility, weight rooms, a little theater, auditorium, planetarium, and a fully functional, self-contained library.[2]

Curriculum[edit]

Euclid's vocational programs includes automotive body repair, commercial art and cosmetology. Its technology program offers training in Cisco Systems and computer information systems. A major distinction in Euclid's format was the incorporation of Knowledgeworks Foundation, a school program funded by Microsoft founder Bill Gates. Essentially, the program divides Euclid High into six smaller 'schools'. This includes the School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math,[3] International Academy of Accelerated Achievement,[4] The Professional Path,[5] Euclid Academy of the Arts,[6] Academy of Intellectual and Interpersonal Development,[7] and Business and Communications School.[8] Each section of the school focuses on its area of concentration. Yet due to enrollment changes in the district, (as report by Euclid Sun journal) these small schools ceased operations in the 2009-2010 school year, and consolidate back to the single high school concept.

In the 1960s, it was one of the regions first to teach computer programming with its own IBM mainframe.

Activities[edit]

Euclid High School activities include: Student Council, class cabinet, Key Club, The Euclidian (yearbook), The Survey (newspaper), The Eucuyo (literary arts journal), fall play, "Big Show" spring musical, spring play, Choral Masters, Varsity Chorale, choir, marching band, jazz band, orchestra, drill team, academic teams, National Honor Society, audio/visual club, poetry club, ski club, D.A.R.E., S.A.D.D., peer mediation, Future Educators of America, and NJROTC.

Euclid High School also sponsors 21 varsity sports: baseball, boys/girls Basketball, cheerleading, football, JROTC Raiders, boys/girls Soccer, boys/girls Tennis, softball, swimming and diving, track and field, cross country, volleyball, wrestling

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State championships[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]

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