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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Rocky River High School is a top rated, public school located in Rocky River, OH. It has 849 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 82% of students are at least proficient in math and 88% in reading.
Address
20951 Detroit Rd
Rocky River, OH 44116
Telephone
(440) 356-6800
Website

Rocky River High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
88%
Percent Proficient - Math
82%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1270
87 responses
Average ACT
29
177 responses
AP Enrollment
22%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$69,989
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$862
National
$949
Median Home Value
$223,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 25 responses
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  • Football games
    32%
  • School dances
    20%
  • Spring musical
    16%
  • Choir Concerts
    12%
  • Hockey games
    8%
  • Basketball Games
    4%
  • Pep rallies
    4%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
849
Free or Reduced Lunch
11%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$74,974
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.19 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.19 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.19 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$17,515/ year
National
$12,239
96%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.25 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.25 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.25 responses
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Rocky River High School Reviews

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The highlights of my time at Rocky River High School are my time in the drama department and the music program. Because of the extraordinary instructors in our music department and phenomenal directors in the music department, I have been given opportunities in and around Cleveland that have no parallel. My biggest struggle throughout high school has been fitting into a social circle, as Rocky River has a lot of cliches and friendships predetermined based on childhood friendships between parents.
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Rocky River High School has prepared me for the best future I could create for myself. Everyday, I feel incredibly safe and comfortable within the facility and the teachers that lead their classes. I discovered the best part of my abilities in high school, and realized that I was able to make changes for my academics and still succeed, with the help from my teachers, administrators, and peers. I thank those who helped me along the way for providing the best type of care and education that this beautiful city has to offer. On the other hand, I would like to see more diversity within the school district (which sometimes cannot be controlled based on the demographics of the city) in order to create less of a "bubble" feel.
Rocky River High School gives you the academic skills and social skills needed to succeed in the next years of your life. Because of the teacher's high expectations of their students, these students thrive in the hardest of classes. Students also are taught how to interact properly with different people on a day to day basis, which is an extremely important skill to master at a young age that most schools forget to include. The only downside to the high school is the lack of diversity. This city is known as a bubble as it is mainly wealthy white folk that live in this city. While this is not a major problem in the slightest (it could even be beneficial), it does cause the students to leave the town unexperienced with other cultures besides their own.