School Details

Richmond Heights Secondary School

447 Richmond Rd, Richmond Heights, OH 44143
(216) 692-0094

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 614 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
  • Richmond Heights Local School District average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Richmond Heights Secondary School is a public high school in Richmond Heights. The principal of Richmond Heights Secondary School is Timothy L. Pingle, whose e-mail is 614 students go to Richmond Heights Secondary School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 22% of the 614 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 46% have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Richmond Heights Secondary School is 19:1. Brush High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish


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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 83% 82%
White, non-Hispanic 8% 8%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 4%
Multiracial 3% 4%
Asian 3% 4%
Hispanic 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 46% 45%
Economically disadvantaged 22% 28%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    Please note the dates of the previous reviews. The levy was finally passed in 2009 and the administration has changed with the resignation of the previous superintendent. The school system continues to improve and even employs the 2010 Ohio Educator of the Year Jaclyn Davey.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is getting better a litte bit. now that Richmond heights has pay to play sports i think parents will let their children play if their grades are decent sometimes i wish parents would just vote for the levy so the kids can get a better education and have less displine problems. i am a student that went to richmond for 8 years i just hope we the next four years i am there our levy passes and we can have what other schools have. i just hate it when parents always talk about the school and never vote for the levy so please parents please vote for the school levy so i can enjoy my life in Richmond heights and always come back when i am in college because i use go to cleveland public schools and never liked it there. so please parents VOTE!!!! for our levy.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a 2005 graduate of Richmond Heights High School and while I was there I believed it to be a great school. I knew there were some problems here and there but it was a small school so it was expected. I have siblings that attend Richmond now and have seen what the school has become since my graduation. Teachers are not being paid what they are due; the administration has taken authority away from teachers thus creating even more disciplinary problems; the administration seems not to care at all about the students that attend their school; the administration has taken sports and other activities that make the school money away (e.i. wrestling). The superintendent when i was a senior was Dr. Linda Williams - she helped the school pay for a trip to Costa Rica. She's the type of person that can to lead this school to success.

  • (6 years ago)

    I used to attend Richmond Heights. I went there my whole life and I used to love it. It has changed and I believe that they should get ride of the super intendent. There are no more sports and no extra cirricular activities anymore. There is no longer art or choir so chances are high school students wont be able to get into a good college if any at all.

  • (7 years ago)

    Richmond Heights is a terrible school. There have been too many cuts. We have no band home-ec yearbook cheer leading newspaper and other activities that the other high schools have. I have a 4.2 gpa and this school does not challenge me. Attending this school causes headaches and frustration.

  • (7 years ago)

    I don't think these past 2 reviews are thinking of the same school I am but Richmond Heights is a terrible school. Too many turnovers too many changes too many discipline problems. The administration worries about the petty things and doesn't get much done. When I went there favoritism was at an all time high and there were politics on everything. Unless Richmond Heights becomes the school it once was over 10 years ago if I were a parent I wouldn't send my children there.

  • (8 years ago)

    The school is small but it does okay with the funding it has.

  • (9 years ago)

    i think that Richmond Heights id a great school and the students get great grades because the teachers get to spend one on one time with the students to make sure they understand what they are learning. Parent have a lot of involvement in the school system and they help with students achievement.

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