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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Shaker Heights High School is a highly rated, public school located in Shaker Heights, OH. It has 1,724 students in grades 8-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 58% of students are at least proficient in math and 64% in reading.

Shaker Heights High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
64%
Percent Proficient - Math
58%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1280
170 responses
Average ACT
27
302 responses
AP Enrollment
23%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$82,830
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$988
National
$949
Median Home Value
$218,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
81%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.27 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.27 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 108 responses
Report
  • Football games
    14%
  • Sankofa (Black history show)
    13%
  • Marching Band shows
    13%
  • Spirit Week
    11%
  • Hockey games
    11%
  • Basketball games
    10%
  • Bake Sales or just sales
    8%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,724
Free or Reduced Lunch
35%
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.32 responses
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.32 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.32 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,324
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.2%
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.40 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.40 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.40 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$16,851/ year
National
$12,239
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.51 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.51 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.51 responses
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Shaker Heights High School Reviews

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Going through Shaker Heights High School, I've had a great experience during those four years. I've made friends that I believe I will remain in touch with even though we're going into different paths in our lives. I've been very privileged to obtain the education I received, especially the AP classes and the IB Diploma Programme I entered and received my IB Diploma through. I was involved in many sports and clubs that I was able to manage my time with and that allowed me to meet different people with different cultures, backgrounds, and lifestyles, so I'm forever grateful for that. Although SHHS has its problems like any high school has, it provides extraordinary opportunities that are unrivaled by any other.
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I attended this school during my Freshman year and I can say I had a good academic experience. I was mostly an A+/B student but that only comes if you’re willing to learn and pay attention. I didn’t hate any of my teachers, they were all great. They taught the material well and I was able to understand and get my work done. My counselor was wonderful and whenever I needed something, the response was quick and my questions were fully answered. As far as the kids, just stay away from any bad influences of course. There are a few rude and rowdy kids (what school doesn’t have these?) but they are usually removed or switched out of the class. The food could be a lot healthier. Most of it consists of meat, or foods high in calories. It’s better to just pack a lunch. The school has many academic opportunities (IB classes, AP, and Honors, and college prep) that I believe everyone should take advantage of, if it’s available in your grade. Overall this is a great school to attend.
Shaker Heights High School is very diverse, with students of many different religions, ethnicity, and races. The teachers really help their students to succeed not only in the classroom, but also in life outside of school. Students are encouraged to participate in our 300+ clubs and support our athletic teams. One Thursday of every months, there is an advisory period, which, for juniors and seniors, is used for planning out the steps necessary towards college. Students feel safe with our large security team present at all times. The only down side there is presently is administrative, and is being worked on this very moment.