Glenville High School
|Glenville High School|
Glenville High School 1966
|650 East 113th Street
Cleveland, Ohio, (Cuyahoga County), 44108
|Type||Public, Coeducational high school|
|Color(s)||Red and Black |
|Athletics conference||Senate League|
|Accreditation||North Central Association of Colleges and Schools |
|Newspaper||The Torch (1916 - c.1993)|
|Athletic Director||Andre Haynes|
Glenville Academic Campus is a public high school in the Glenville area on the East Side of Cleveland, Ohio. The school is part of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. The school's original building was located at Everton and Parkwood. The current building was built in 1964 and is located at E. 113th and St. Clair.
The Village of Glenville was incorporated in 1870, and was annexed by the City of Cleveland in 1905. Having been initially settled by northern European immigrants, by the end of the World War I, the demographic began to shift with an influx of Jews. By the Great Depression, the Glenville neighborhood had become the epicenter of Cleveland's Jewish population, with the high school reflecting the change. Glenville's population remained in flux, with the demographic changing considerably since World War II. By the 1950s, the neighborhood was predominantly African-American, with the school's enrollment reflecting the shift accordingly.
Jerry Siegel (October 17, 1914 – January 28, 1996) and Joe Shuster (July 10, 1914 - July 30, 1992), co-creators of the DC Comics character Superman both attended Glenville, with Siegel working for the weekly student newspaper, The Torch in which he published the Tarzan parody, Goober the Mighty. Siegel and Shuster together also published what may have been the first SF fanzine, Cosmic Stories. Superman, has since gone on to become one of the most recognized fictional characters of the 20th century.
The school's athletic teams are called the Tarblooders. The school is most notable for its football team and track teams, both coached by Ted Ginn, Sr. During the 2006 college football season, Glenville had seven of its graduates on the Ohio State Buckeyes football roster alone. Several of those players were also members of the track and field team, which won five consecutive Ohio High School State Championships.
Ohio High School Athletic Association State Championships
- Boys Track -1959, 1960, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1973, 1974, 1975, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2014 
- Gordon Allport - Psychologist.
- Leon Bibb - TV news anchor.
- Marvin Bower - Business theorist.
- Frank Clark - NFL player.
- Davon Coleman - NFL player.
- Jayrone Elliott - NFL player.
- Benny Friedman - NFL player, coach.
- Willie Gilbert - Playwright.
- Ted Ginn Jr. - NFL player.
- Mark Gunn - NFL player.
- Steve Harvey - Actor, comedian.
- Wilson Hirschfeld - Journalist.
- Ross Hunter - Film producer.
- Cardale Jones - College football player.
- Jerome Lawrence, playwright
- Al Lerner- Pianist, composer.
- Hal Lebovitz - Sportswriter, columnist.
- Howard Metzenbaum - United States Senator.
- Jonathan Newsome - NFL player.
- Ron O'Neal - Actor.
- Michael Shane - Lawyer, actor.
- Joe Shuster - Co-creator of the comic book hero Superman.
- Jerry Siegel - Co-creator of the comic book hero Superman.
- Patricia Haynes Smith - Member, Louisiana House of Representatives.
- Troy Smith - Heisman Trophy Award winner, NFL player.
- Ray Solomonoff - Founder of Artificial Intelligence
- Michael R. White - Mayor, Cleveland.
- Donte Whitner - NFL player.
- Pierre Woods - NFL player.
- Lindsey Witten, NFL player
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- NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Retrieved 2010-10-03.
- OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site". Retrieved 2006-12-31.