Rocky River High School (Ohio)

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Rocky River High School
20951 Detroit Road
Rocky river, Ohio
Rocky River, Ohio, (Cuyahoga County), 44116
United States
Coordinates 41°28′26″N 81°51′6″W / 41.47389°N 81.85167°W / 41.47389; -81.85167Coordinates: 41°28′26″N 81°51′6″W / 41.47389°N 81.85167°W / 41.47389; -81.85167
Type Public, Coeducational high school
School district Rocky River City School District
Superintendent Michael Shoaf[1]
Principal Debra Bernard
Faculty ~50 (2006)
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 899 (2010-2011 School Year)
 • Grade 9 207
 • Grade 10 227
 • Grade 11 199
 • Grade 12 228
Color(s) Maroon and White [1]         
Athletics conference West Shore Conference[1]
Sports Football, Soccer, Hockey
Mascot Pirate
Team name Pirates[1]
Rival Fairview Warriors, Bay Rockets
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools [2]
National ranking 1,369
Newspaper The Pirate Press
Yearbook The Riverlet
Communities served Rocky River, Parts Of Fairview Park
Athletic Director Mark Wagner [1]

Rocky River High School is a public high school in Rocky River, Ohio, suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. Rocky River High School is located on the corner of Wagar & Detroit


As of the 2013-2014 school year, Rocky River High School is ranked 46th in Ohio, and 988th of all the high schools in the United States. 38% of students participate in the Advanced Placement program.[3]


The school colors are maroon and white. The athletic teams are known as the Pirates. Rocky River High School is a member of the West Shore Conference.

Boys Ice Hockey

The school is widely known for its success in the sport of ice hockey, where they compete in the Greater Cleveland High School Hockey League's Red Division and the OHSAA state tournament. They play their home games at the Hamilton Ice Arena in Rocky River, Ohio. Regularly playing the state's prominent private schools, the Pirate hockey team has earned multiple 25-win seasons, Baron Cup II championships, and sent many players to juniors teams. They have won the Brooklyn District of the state tournament twice and played in the OHSAA state "Frozen Four" in Columbus, Ohio, losing both times. Coach Chris Cogan has over 100 wins in his short tenure as head coach. Their student section is known as the "Pirate Pit" and was voted "Most Spirited" by the Cleveland Plain Dealer for the 2012-2013 season due to their creative cheers, themes, and constant heckling of opposing players.[citation needed]

Ohio High School Athletic Association State Championships

Student demographics[5][edit]


  • Male: 51%
  • Female: 49%


  • White, non-Hispanic: >95%
  • Asian or Pacific Islander: <1%
  • Multiracial: <1%
  • Hispanic: <1%
  • American Indian or Alaska Native: <1%
  • Black, non-Hispanic: <1%


  • Economically disadvantaged: 0%
  • Disabled students: 1%
  • Limited English proficient: 0%

Noted alumni[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association member directory". Retrieved 2010-02-17. 
  2. ^ NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Retrieved 2010-02-17. [dead link]
  3. ^ US News and World Report Education Rankings, Retrieved November 4, 2014
  4. ^ OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site". Retrieved 2006-12-31. 
  5. ^ OH Dept. of Education, 2010-2011
  6. ^ Petkovic, John (July 30, 2011) "At 30, MTV looks nothing like the video channel that roared", The Plain Dealer
  7. ^ Bona, Marc (February 12, 2012) "Sammy Kaye: Your 2 p.m. Buckeye Bits A&E trivia", The Plain Dealer
  8. ^ Washington, Julie (September 10, 2008) "Former Clevelander Martin Savidge talks about move to PBS", The Plain Dealer
  9. ^ Yarborough, Chuck (August 18, 2014) "Michael Stanley to be honored with tribute concert featuring fans and peers", The Plain Dealer
  10. ^ McQuiston, James (April 9, 2008) "Jann Klose to perform three area shows", Neufutur Magazine

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