West Geauga High School

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West Geauga High School
West Geauga
13401 Chillicothe Road

Chesterland, Ohio

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United States
Coordinates41°30′12″N 81°20′16″W / 41.50333°N 81.33778°W / 41.50333; -81.33778Coordinates: 41°30′12″N 81°20′16″W / 41.50333°N 81.33778°W / 41.50333; -81.33778
TypePublic, Coeducational high school
SuperintendentDr. Rich Markwardt
PrincipalJay Bishop[1]
Enrollment693 (2016-17)[2]
Average class size22
Color(s)Navy Blue and White[1]         
SongBlue and White Forever
Fight songWestG Fight Song
Athletics conferenceChagrin Valley Conference[1]
Team nameWolverines[1]
RivalsChagrin Falls High School[3] Chardon High School
School feesMinor

West Geauga High School is a public high school in Chesterland, Ohio. It is the only high school in the West Geauga Local Schools district, and serves Chesterland, the Geauga portion of Hunting Valley, most of Russell Township, and a small part of Munson Township. Starting with the 2020-21 academic year, it will also include Newbury Township, which executed a territory transfer and will fold into the school district.

Awards and recognition[edit]

During the 2009-2010 school year, West Geauga High School was recognized with the Excellent with Distinction rating on the State Report Card from the Ohio Department of Education for the 10th consecutive year.[4]

The West Geauga High School Salamander Education and Environmental Discovery Project received the 2010 Take Pride in America Outstanding Youth Volunteer Group national award.[5]

The WGHS Science Department was recognized as an Intel School of Distinction 2010 Finalist. They were selected as one of three finalists out of over 600 applicants nationwide. This recognition is awarded for the school's achievement in science, innovative practices, enriched learning opportunities for students, use of technology, etc. They received a $5,000 award.[6]

Clubs and activities[edit]

West Geauga's Latin Club functions as a local chapter of both the Ohio Junior Classical League (OJCL)[7] and National Junior Classical League (NJCL).[8] The school also runs an Interact Club, KEY Club, Student Council, WESTG TV, Evirothon, Academic Challenge, Science Olympiad, National Honors Society, HUGS, Curio, Class Act, Whirlwind Newspaper, Yearbook, Ultimate Frisbee, Academic Decathlon, and Philosophy Club.[9]

Alma mater[edit]

The Alma mater is played by the marching band before and after every home football game. It is also sung by Class Act at the homecoming football game. The Alma mater is sung to the tune of "The Maple Leaf Forever", a Canadian song written by Alexander Muir (1830–1906).


The West Geauga Wolverines compete in the Chagrin Valley Conference. They play competitively in Division 2 though 4. The current sport offering is Cross Country, Track, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling, Hockey, Gymnastics, Football, Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Lacrosse, Swimming and Diving, Golf, Fencing, and Marching Band. WGHS offers a policy of waiving gym class by participating in two complete seasons of any of the current sport offerings previously listed.

Ohio High School Athletic Association State Championships[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association member directory". Retrieved 2010-02-17.
  2. ^ "West Geauga High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 21, 2019.
  3. ^ :http://www.news-herald.com/article/HR/20180127/SPORTS/180129503
  4. ^ "West Geauga".
  5. ^ "WestG".
  6. ^ "Intel".
  7. ^ "Executive Board Pre-File Application". OhioJCL.org - June 2007. Internet Archive: Wayback Machine. 2010. Archived from the original on June 17, 2007. Retrieved August 16, 2010.
  8. ^ "OJCL Constitution". OhioJCL.org - 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.
  9. ^ "WGHS:Student Life".