Lutheran West

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Lutheran High School West
Lutheran West High School Logo.jpg
3850 Linden Road
Rocky River, Ohio 44116
United States
Coordinates 41°27′28″N 81°50′52″W / 41.45778°N 81.84778°W / 41.45778; -81.84778Coordinates: 41°27′28″N 81°50′52″W / 41.45778°N 81.84778°W / 41.45778; -81.84778
Type Parochial, coeducational
Religious affiliation(s) Christian
Opened 1958
Principal Dale Wolfgram[1]
Grades 912
Enrollment 432
Campus type Suburban
Color(s) Red and white
Slogan Inspiring scholarship, faith and community
Athletics conference Patriot Athletic Conference[1]
Team name Longhorns[1]
Rivals Fairview High School
Columbia High School
Clearview High School
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools[2]
Yearbook The Wagonwheel
Tuition $10,020 (2016-17)
Affiliation Lutheran (Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod)

Lutheran High School West is a private college-prep Christian co-ed high school in Rocky River, Ohio, United States, serving Cleveland and Northeast Ohio families since 1958.


In 1948, Lutheran West's precursor, Lutheran High school, was built in the east side of Cleveland. In 1958, the school separated from the old Lutheran High School in downtown Cleveland, due to the construction of Interstate 90, into Lutheran High School West and Lutheran High School East.

In 2011, Lutheran West began the Honors Academy with freshman and sophomore students who qualified.


The 17-acre (6.9 ha) campus includes 27 classrooms, two gymnasiums, auditorium, wrestling room, multiple locker rooms, a wood shop, offices, library, cafeteria, eating area, weight room, multi-media room, and a Success Center. Rooms include four computer labs, an art room, three science labs, a greenhouse, a technical room, and a home economics area. The campus includes a baseball field, football stadium with a turf field and all-weather track, and practice field.

The main part of the school building was built in 1958. An addition occurring 12 years later, in 1971, gave the school new music rooms and a library. The library is now known as the Instructional Media Center, or IMC. The former music rooms are now used for English classes and other classes. An addition occurring 16 years later, in 1988, brought an auditorium that is also used as a performing arts center, known as the Jochum Performing Arts Center. In 2003, the largest addition took place, adding new music rooms, a science and art wing, a physical education wing, and an additional gymnasium, known as the Senney Gymnasium. This gymnasium twinned the original gymnasium, built in 1958, known as the Wittrock Gymnasium. This gymnasium is named after coach Karen Wittrock, a retired physical education instructor and coach.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association member directory". Retrieved 2010-02-17. 
  2. ^ AdvancED. "Institution Summary". 

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