School Details

Harvey High School

200 West Walnut Ave, Painesville, OH 44077
(440) 392-5110

(out of 10)

Public Grades 8-12 750 students 19 students/teacher (OH avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade


Ohio Graduation Test (OGT)

In 2010-2011 Ohio used the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. The OGT is a high school graduation requirement. The OGT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Painesville City Local School District average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Harvey High School is a public high school in Painesville. The principal of Harvey High School is Mr. Van E. McWreath, who can be contacted at 750 students attend Harvey High School and identify mostly as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 70% of the 750 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 81% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Harvey High School is 19:1. Fairport Harding High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 39% 45%
White, non-Hispanic 30% 28%
Black, non-Hispanic 18% 16%
Multiracial 13% 11%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.6% 0.5%
Asian 0.4% 0.4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.07%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 81% 87%
Economically disadvantaged 70% 75%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    My step sons go to harvey one graduated last year the principal and teacher are so kind hearted and great with the kids we live in wi and i wish our schools could have people who take the extra mile for these kids like harvey hs does keep up the great work and god bless you all mrs zamora

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a current student at Harvey High School. I would have to say the best part are the teachers(and principal) they are very involved and are very helpful.

  • (5 years ago)

    Harvey High School has a dedicated staff of teachers and administrators. They have helped all four of my children achieve success while there and in their college. They offer students the opportunity for many extracurricular opportunities in a wide variety areas.

  • (6 years ago)

    My chid loves that school! even tho many people hear bad things about harvey. It is still a good school! there are many diffrent races there! i feel that is good for students to see how diffrent kids live! that school is a great school! any and evryone should go!

  • (6 years ago)

    I was a exchange student and i had the honor to be an Harvey Hih Scool maybe my English gramar it is not so good but i can say tha the teachers are a great people they tell you how to be a good man or woman for the life for the real life. I learned a lot of thing and how to think like a good person to work for the world and its people. I am so thanksfull for all the people at Harvey High School. I want to thank to my host families The Franceschini and de De Lamote. I think that they were my inspiration for my future now i am a cardiologist and all the time i remember my time in Harvey. Alfonso Zambrano. Ecuador. Thanks Mrs. Donley.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son is a senior for the 2008-2009 school year at Harvey High School. We moved here from out of state a couple of years ago and he had to repeat his freshman year. However thanks to the caring teachers and his hard work he has made up enough credits to be able to graduate on time this year. At first I was worried about sending him to Harvey becuse I had heard lots of things and being new in town you don't know what to believe. I am so glad I did send him to Harvey he has been able to catch up and has been treated with respect. Let me say THANK YOU to the teaching staff at Harvey High School.

  • (7 years ago)

    Harvey High School's music and drama departments are the best in Lake County. They have earned many honors and awards with the most prestigious being the Rotary Award for Best High School Musical two consecutive years.

  • (7 years ago)

    As a parent of a number of Harvey graduates I will tell you that it is possible for children to succeed in an economically disadvantaged area. There are several advanced classes available and I would encourage any parent to have their child enrolled in them to be prepared for college. The biggest problem is having your child mainstreamed into regular classes - with those the emphases are on passing not succeeding on the next level. Most of the teaching staff does take an avid interest in their students and there is a degree of parental involvement but like most schools in an urban setting - it is always the same parents like their students who choose to be involved. Based on the current leadership I am extremely glad that my children have completed their education and are no longer there.

  • (9 years ago)

    My freshman year I attended Harvey High School and it is a great school! The teachers are so nice and from experience it Harvey has a very good extracurricular activities especially Drama Club is very fun and of course sports. Harvey High is a good school and you should never judge a book by its cover and never believe what others say because in my opinion it is a good school.

  • (9 years ago)

    I am a student at Harvey and I think that it is a very good school to go to. Most people think that it is very bad and unsafe and that is a bunch of lies. This school has a very good sports program and the support is outstanding. The teachers are nice and love to teach and that is great. The things people say about this school aren't true and I know first hand. The student including myself know that the teachers are willing to stay and help if needed and it's good to know. The administration isn't bad and doesn't crave power like some schools do and that is good. The only thing to improve is when to call a snow day because some days needed a snow day and we didn't get it. The extracurriculars are great as well. There are so many things to do at this school.

  • (11 years ago)

    Harvey high is a very small school. Everyone knows everyone! The school is safe and everyone including teachers and administration get along well. The support for all the athletic teams is incredible! Along with the fact that our teams are very competitive and exciting. My kids are involved with everything from sports to student council. The teachers at Harvey and Hobart really care about the students well being not just as a student but as a person. I applaud the schools efforts!

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