John Adams High School (Ohio)

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John Adams High School
Sign - John Adams High School.jpg
3817 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Cleveland, (Cuyahoga County), Ohio 44105
United States
Coordinates 41°27′17″N 81°36′6″W / 41.45472°N 81.60167°W / 41.45472; -81.60167Coordinates: 41°27′17″N 81°36′6″W / 41.45472°N 81.60167°W / 41.45472; -81.60167
Type Public, Coeducational high school
School district Cleveland Metropolitan School District
Superintendent Eric Gordon
Principal Donald Jolly[1]
Grades 9-12
Color(s) Maroon and Gold [1]         
Athletics conference Senate League[1]
Team name Rebels[1]
Athletic Director Daniel Hubbard[1]

John Adams High School is a public high school located on the east side of Cleveland, Ohio, United States. It is part of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District.


John Adams High School opened at East 116th Street and Corlett Avenue in 1923. It was closed in 1995, along with West Technical, and Aviation High Schools to help cut the city's budget. The school was rebuilt and opened in 2006.

Clubs and activities[edit]

The school's Latin Club functions as a local chapter of both the Ohio Junior Classical League (OJCL)[2] and National Junior Classical League (NJCL).[3]

School uniforms[edit]

The school followed the district dress code requiring polo shirts and dress trousers, skirts, and/or shorts. In 2014 it adopted a new rule requiring polo shirts with monogrammed school logos.[4]


The mascot for the school is the Rebel. The primary rivals for the school's sports teams are the John F. Kennedy Eagles, who are located nearby, and the James Ford Rhodes Rams on the west side.

Ohio High School Athletic Association State Championships[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association member directory". Archived from the original on 2010-11-05. Retrieved 2010-02-17. 
  2. ^ "Executive Board Pre-File Application". - June 2007. Internet Archive: Wayback Machine. 2010. Archived from the original on June 17, 2007. Retrieved August 16, 2010. 
  3. ^ "OJCL Constitution". - July 2002. Internet Archive: Wayback Machine. 2010. Archived from the original on July 21, 2002. Retrieved August 16, 2010. ... by paying both OJCL annual chapter dues and any annual chapter membership dues required by NJCL. 
  4. ^ "John Adams principal tightens dress code" (Archive). Cleveland Metropolitan School District. July 18, 2014. Retrieved on December 31, 2015.
  5. ^ a b c OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site". Retrieved 2006-12-31. 
  6. ^ "Cavs history". Cavs official website. 
  7. ^ "Pokorny Thrives on Political Diet". The Plain Dealer. January 21, 1968. p. AA2. 
  8. ^ Baranick, Alana (October 17, 2008). "Jack Reynolds, hosted wrestling show with Jesse Ventura". The Plain Dealer. Cleveland. Retrieved June 21, 2012. 

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