Maple Heights High School

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Maple Heights High School
Address
5500 Clement Drive
Maple Heights, (Cuyahoga County), Ohio 44137
United States
Coordinates41°24′45″N 81°33′40″W / 41.41250°N 81.56111°W / 41.41250; -81.56111Coordinates: 41°24′45″N 81°33′40″W / 41.41250°N 81.56111°W / 41.41250; -81.56111
Information
TypePublic, Coeducational high school
SuperintendentCharles Keenan[1]
PrincipalShay Price[1]
Grades912
Color(s)Maroon and White [1]         
Athletics conferenceLake Erie League[1]
Team nameMustangs[1]
AccreditationNorth Central Association of Colleges and Schools [2]
Athletic DirectorNick Kaliszewski [1]
Website

Maple Heights High School is a public high school located in Maple Heights, Ohio, southeast of Cleveland, Ohio. It graduated its first class in 1925. It was the first high school in America to offer a credit class in popular culture studies, created in 1975. It also offered a broadcast journalism class, Television Journalism, which produced a long-running public-access television cable TV program entitled Maple Schools Today, which ran on several Cleveland Ohio cable outlets from 1984 through 2002.

A completely new high school building opened in 2013, replacing one that dated back 90 years. A new stadium with artificial turf and an all-weather track opened in 2014.

Athletics[edit]

Maple Heights High School athletics is best known for the success of the boys' wrestling teams. They won 10 state championships in a 19-year period from 1956–1974. They were led by legendary coach Mike Milkovich. Milkovich played a role in a sports brawl that led eventually to a U.S. Supreme Court case, Milkovich v. Lorain Journal Co., an important free speech case.

The team nickname is the Mustangs.

Ohio High School Athletic Association State Championships[edit]

  • Wrestling – 1956, 1957, 1962, 1963, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1974 [3][4]
  • Football – 2010 [3]

Noted alumni[edit]

External links[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association member directory". Archived from the original on 2010-11-03. Retrieved 2010-02-17.
  2. ^ NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on September 23, 2009. Retrieved 2010-02-17.
  3. ^ a b OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site". Retrieved 2006-12-31.
  4. ^ Yappi. "Yappi Sports Wrestling". Retrieved 2007-02-12.