Westlake High School (Ohio)

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Westlake High School
27830 Hilliard Boulevard
Westlake, Ohio, (Cuyahoga County) 44145
United States
Coordinates 41°27′39″N 81°55′42″W / 41.46083°N 81.92833°W / 41.46083; -81.92833Coordinates: 41°27′39″N 81°55′42″W / 41.46083°N 81.92833°W / 41.46083; -81.92833
Type Public high school
Motto We Educate for Excellence, "All About the W"
Established 1960
Opened 1960, 2013
Founder Sven UD
Status Complete
School district Westlake City Schools
Superintendent Scott Goggin[1]
Principal Paul Wilson
Grades 9-12
Campus Suburban
Color(s)      Forest green
     White [2]
Fight song Stand Up & Cheer
Athletics conference Southwestern Conference[2]
Mascot Demon
Nickname Big D
Team name Demons[2]
Rival Bay High School (Bay Village, Ohio)
Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School
Newspaper The Green and White
Athletic Directors Tony Cipollone, Dennis Sullivan

Westlake High School is a public high school located in Westlake, Ohio, west of Cleveland, Ohio. It is the only high school in the Westlake City Schools district. Its principal is Paul Wilson. It has two assistant principals: Ned Lauver and Bridget Elias.


The Westlake High School music program has various choral and performance groups including a singing/dancing show choir Company D, a Symphonic Chorus, Women's Chorus, Men's Chorus, an Octet group, an elite Chorale, as well as a Mixed Choir. The choral program continues to receive the highest marks each year at the Ohio Music Education Association competitions as well as out-of-state competitions. The music programs also travel to give back to society through music and volunteer work. The instrumental music program has a Class AA Symphonic Wind Ensemble, a string orchestra, two jazz ensembles, a concert band, and numerous other small performing groups. The 160-person Demon Marching Band, known to many as "The Pride of Westlake" has performed at the Rose Bowl and the Chicago Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Student Information (as of 2006)[edit]

Economically disadvantaged students: 5% (state average: 35%)
Disabled students: 11% (state average: 14%)
Gifted students: 24% (state average: 16%)
Migrant students: n/a (state average: <1%)
Limited English proficient (LEP) students: n/a (state average: 2%)

Attendance and Completion:
Attendance rate: 81% (state average: 94%)
Mobility rate: 8% (state average: n/a)
Graduation rate: 99% (state average: 86%)

School Discipline:
Fighting/violence incidents: 87
Vandalism incidents: 23
Weapons incidents: 1
Drug/alcohol incidents: 91

Teacher Information[edit]

Teacher Credentials:
Temporary Teaching Certificate: <1%
Fully certified: 100%

Evenly divided, there are 24 students per teacher.

Educational Performance[edit]

Performance Index of 2005: 108
Performance Index of 2006: 107
Performance Index of 2007: 108

OGT Results:

98% (2007)
96% (2006)
97% (2005)
100% (2004)
The state average for Reading was 87% in 2007.

Social Studies
93% (2007)
The state average for Social Studies was 76% in 2007.

92% (2007)
91% (2006)
The state average for Science was 72% in 2007.

97% (2007)
96% (2006)
93% (2005)
The state average for Writing was 89% in 2007.

94% (2007)
92% (2006)
92% (2005)
100% (2004)
The state average for Math was 81% in 2007.

Student Media[edit]

Westlake High School has two award winning student run media organizations.

The Westlake High Broadcasting System (WHBS-TV) is a student run and faculty advised cable television station serving the entire Greater Cleveland Metropolitan Area on AT&T U-Verse channel 99 and the city of Westlake, OH on Time Warner Cable channel 22 and WideOpenWest (WOW!) channel 18. WHBS-TV is advised by faculty member and Westlake alum, Les Szekely.

"The Green and White" is an award winning monthly student newspaper serving Westlake High School. It is advised by English teacher Laura Miller.


Academic Challenge Team
Asian American Association
Arab Culture Club
Art club
Book Club
Bowling Team
Choir – Several choices
Cooperative Business
Education Club
Dance/Drill Team
Debate Club
Drama Club/Center Stage Players
Foreign Language Clubs
Latin Club - a local chapter of both the Ohio Junior Classical League (OJCL)[3] and National Junior Classical League (NJCL).[4] German Club
Green & White - Newspaper
Jazz Band
Key Club
Literacy Magazine
Marching Band
Math Club
Music Club
National Art Honor Society
National Honor Society
PEP Club
Project Love
Project Support
S.A.D.D. (Students Against Destructive Decisions)
Science Club
Ski Club
Student Government
Student Council
Science Olympiad
Tech Mates
Ultimate Frisbee Club



  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Swimming/Diving
  • Track & Field
  • Cross Country
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Wrestling
  • Lacrosse
  • Hockey
  • Gymnastics


  • Swimming/Diving
  • Cross Country
  • Basketball
  • Softball
  • Soccer
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball
  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics

The school mascot, the Demon has occasionally caused controversy because of its assumed religious connotations. When Westlake was known as Dover, the school teams were called the 'Dover Men'. Popular usage shortened this to 'D-Men', which when spoken is indistinguishable from the word 'demon', hence the current name. [5]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.wlake.org/departments/superintendent/Pages/default.aspx
  2. ^ a b c OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association member directory". Archived from the original on November 3, 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-17. 
  3. ^ "2009 Convention – Club Point Summary" (PDF). Ohio Junior Classical League. 2009. Retrieved 10 August 2009. 
  4. ^ "Constitution of the Ohio Junior Classical League" (PDF). Ohio Junior Classical League. March 2008. Retrieved 18 September 2009. ...by paying both OJCL annual chapter dues and any annual chapter membership dues required by NJCL. 
  5. ^ Why are we called the Demons?, Westlake City Schools

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