Fairview High School (Fairview Park, Ohio)

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Fairview High School
Address
4507 213th Street
Fairview Park, Ohio, (Cuyahoga County) 44126
United States
Coordinates 41°26′31″N 81°51′21″W / 41.44194°N 81.85583°W / 41.44194; -81.85583Coordinates: 41°26′31″N 81°51′21″W / 41.44194°N 81.85583°W / 41.44194; -81.85583
Information
Type Public, Coeducational high school
Established 1929
School district Fairview Park Schools
Superintendent Dr. Bill Wagner
Principal Chris Vicha
Grades 9-12
Color(s) Scarlet and Gray [1]         
Fight song "Buckeye"
Athletics conference Patriot Athletic Conference[1]
Mascot Warriors
Team name Warriors[1]
Athletic Director Chris Honeck
Website

Fairview High School is a public high school located at 4507 West 213th Street in Fairview Park, Ohio, located just west of Cleveland, Ohio.

The school's colors are scarlet and gray. The athletic teams are known as the Warriors. The school fight song is "Buckeye". The school is a member of the Patriot Athletic Conference.

History of FHS[edit]

Prior to 1928, there was no high school in Fairview Park. All high school students were sent to West High, West Tech, and later Rocky River High School. When the high school was first constructed, it contained twenty-one rooms and could accommodate 450 students. Dedicated on January 8, 1929, its first students were enrolled that same January with the sophomores being the upper classmen. These pupils were the first to graduate from Fairview High School on June 1, 1931.

The first addition to the high school was built in 1948 due to enrollment growth and the need for expanded curriculum. It included new industrial arts facilities, a 1,100-seat gymnasium, and assembly rooms. The original shop was remodeled, becoming a cafeteria.

Between 1952 and 1954 ten new classrooms were added as well as an art room, a music suite with practice rooms, a business education complex, and an auditorium with a seating capacity of 844 persons. These new additions made for a structure almost as large as the original building. Then, too, the library was doubled in size, the cafeteria enlarged, and the home economics wing, which was part of the original building, modernized. The dedication of the auditorium was combined with the 25 th anniversary celebration of the opening of the original section.

The high school swimming pool opened in June 1961, the largest of any Cuyahoga County school at the time. In 1968, the science wing saw expansion with the addition of seven classrooms and a planetarium. An auto mechanics building opened on the high school grounds located by the athletic practice fields in October 1970.

In 2007 the auto mechanics building was torn down in the early stages of the new Gemini Project. Which also involved removing the swimming pool and extending the high school gym. The varsity swim team now utilizes the swimming pool at the Fairview Recreation Gemimi Center.

Most of the electrical and lighting throughout the high school and middle school were replaced in 2007-08 as part of the schools' upgrades.

Ohio High School Athletic Association State Championships[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association member directory". Archived from the original on 2010-11-03. Retrieved 2010-02-17. 
  2. ^ OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site". Retrieved 2006-12-31. 

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