John Hay High School

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John Hay High School
2075 Stokes Boulevard
Cleveland, Ohio, (Cuyahoga County) 44106
United States
Coordinates 41°30′7″N 81°36′43″W / 41.50194°N 81.61194°W / 41.50194; -81.61194Coordinates: 41°30′7″N 81°36′43″W / 41.50194°N 81.61194°W / 41.50194; -81.61194
Type Public, Coeducational high school
Opened 1929, 2006
School district Cleveland Metropolitan School District
Superintendent Eric Gordon
Principal Edward Weber, Carol Lockhart, Tianna Maxey [1]
Grades 9-12
Color(s) Green and Gold [1]         
Slogan Create Explore Innovate
Athletics conference Senate League[1]
Mascot Hornets
Team name Hornets[1]
USNWR ranking 1
Athletic Director Karen Gnabah-Mortensen[1]

John Hay High School — also known as the John Hay Campus — is a public high school located in Cleveland, Ohio. John Hay is part of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, with grade levels including 9th through 12th. The neoclassical school was designed by Cleveland Schools architect George Hopkinson, and was built in 1929. John Hay had undergone a complete renovation in July 2003 and opened back up in Fall 2006 with more than 200,000 sq ft (19,000 m2) of learning space. The school is located in the heart of University Circle. This is helpful because students attending this school travel from around the entire city. It is also located near Case Western Reserve University where students are encouraged to take college courses.

Small Schools[edit]

John Hay High School completed renovations in the 2006-2007 school year and is the home of three small schools. They are:

  • Cleveland Early College High School (2002)
  • Cleveland School of Science and Medicine (2006)
  • Cleveland School of Architecture and Design (2006)

To attend Science and Medicine or Architecture and Design you are required to maintain a 3.0 GPA. In Early College you are required to maintain a 3.5 GPA. Each school has a different principal; Tiana Maxey is the principal of the Cleveland School of Architecture and Design, Carol Lockhart is the principal of the Early College High School, and Edward Weber is the principal of the Cleveland School of Science and Medicine. Early College is a three-year-long rigorous program for those students who are committed to working extremely hard while pursuing higher education. The graduation rate is 100% and of those students, 98% attend a four-year institution or join the United States Armed Forces. However noted, while the graduation rate is reportedly 100% for the John Hay schools, that number can vary depending on the methodology of the survey. While 100% of the students who make it to the final day of school graduate, anywhere from 30-50% of the initially enrolled students for high school will eventually return to their home schools before the end of the three or four years.

Clubs and Activities[edit]

John Hay HS's Latin Club functions as a local chapter of both the Ohio Junior Classical League (OJCL)[2] and National Junior Classical League (NJCL).[3] In the Cleveland School of Architecture and Design there is a program called ACE. ACE stands for Architects, Construction, & Engineering and consists of people from around Cleveland who work in those fields coming to John Hay Campus on Tuesdays & Thursdays and mentoring 11th and 12th graders. The students complete projects that have been predetermined for them that relate to all three concepts and present them to the school districts CEO, the Mayor and other family and friends. At the end of a students 12th grade year if they are still in the program and have performed well the will receive a scholarship. John Hay's boys varsity basketball team were the 2010-11 Senate Champions. They were later defeated by Akron's St. Vincent- St. Mary on the road to the State Championship. The school also has an Environmental Club which has its own vegetable garden and recycling program which meets on Tuesdays; and a Poetry Club which meets on Mondays - both of which are on the Early College Floor.

School uniforms[edit]

When Hay was reconstituted into three schools, the administrators decided to require students to wear school uniforms.[4]

Ohio High School Athletic Association State Championships[edit]

For more details on this topic, see Ohio High School Athletic Association.


External links[edit]

Notes and references[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. ^ "2010 State Convention – Club Point Summary" (PDF). Ohio Junior Classical League. 2010. Retrieved March 7, 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. ^ "School Uniforms Working at John Hay" (Archive). WCPN. Friday, February 2, 200. Retrieved on December 31, 2015.
  5. ^ OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site". Retrieved 2006-12-31. 
  6. ^ Ben Byrd, "Tim McGee: The Dean of Receivers," 1984 Football Press Guide: UT vs. Maryland (Sun Bowl), p. D-8. Originally published in the Knoxville Journal. Retrieved: 24 July 2013.
  7. ^ Thomas O'Toole, "McGee Carries Tradition at Receiver Position," 1984 Football Press Guide: UT vs. Maryland (Sun Bowl), pp. D-8, D-9. Originally published in the Knoxville News Sentinel. Retrieved: 24 July 2013.