School Details

Solon High School

33600 Inwood Dr, Solon, OH 44139
(440) 349-6230

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1715 students 17 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
  • Solon City average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Solon High School is a public high school in Solon. The principal of Solon High School is Ms. Erin A. Short and can be contacted at 1,715 students go to Solon High School and are mostly Asian/Pacific Islander; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 3% of the 1,715 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 11% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Solon High School is 17:1. Twinsburg 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
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Spanish


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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 12%
White, non-Hispanic 67% 65%
Multiracial 3% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 16% 14%
Asian 13% 15%
Hispanic 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.06% 0.04%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 11% 11%
Economically disadvantaged 3% 4%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Needs to get rid of some rotten teachers that are old tired fumpy and stuck.

  • (1 year ago)

    I started at solon and moved to mayfield in 9th grade i always hated solon mayfield was much more enjoyable the teachers are so much cooler and i learned alot better they had options for every student also i loved the sports teams they were truly family they didnt have as much raw talent because of there size but they beat people with hardwork it was an experience unlike anything at solon

  • (1 year ago)

    As the last reviewer mentioned Solon's students do benefit from a wide variety of educational options and benefits most notably the AP program. There are several phenomenal teachers at SHS but there are also a handful of teachers who do not teach do not five any effort to their job and disrespect students. Half of the administration truly does not care about student education or student opinions at all. SHS is widely known for disrespectful staff and low student morale. More than any other school in the area Solon's students are extremely critical of the school the administration and the beauracracy. I would not recommend Solon City Schools (or at least SHS) to any family looking to move to Solon.

  • (2 years ago)

    I was a part of the Solon school systems from 2000-2007. I went to Orchard SMS and finally SHS. Anybody who complains about the Solon school systems is ungrateful for the amazing education they are being given. To go to a school that can provide an array of clubs and activities orchestra instruments and band uniforms AP programs safe sports events books to take home fully-stocked libraries with computers has security guards and cameras that work constantly has teachers that are more than willing to be available before or after school has a swimming and diving pool and a dark room for photo-curious students is a LUXURY. I am beyond grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this school system and do not take it for granted whatsoever.

  • (4 years ago)

    To truly have a good solon exeperience it is all about luck. you have to be lucky not to get involved with drama. be lucky to get a good teacher that actually tries to teach you things instead of whining and yelling constantly. lucky if you aren't stuck in a class where 50% of the students want to cheat off of anything that moves. be lucky to make it to sophmore year and finally figure out what your doing there but by then your GPA is all messed up. But if you are one of the lucky ones like myself so far solon will prepare you and you will have a good experience there and get to where you want to be by the time you graduate.

  • (6 years ago)

    I think SHS is an outstanding school. I had a child who had special needs. They were able to go on to college and succeed due to the teaching at SHS. The teachers are available mornings and afternoons to offer help. It is up to lazy parents to get up and take their children to these committed teachers. Or do you want them to come to your house?

  • (6 years ago)

    The academic standards in Solon have prepared me more than I could ever imagine for my college education. The emphasis on getting involved whether it be in sports music or clubs (of which I decided to participate in all) helps students learn about prioritizing and time management. Above and beyond the actual course material those skills seem to be the most difficult for college freshmen to grasp. With the help of Solon High School I had no trouble making the transition. I must say though that there is tons of competition between students sports academics music etc. Uncompetitive students may not thrive in the environment. Unlike the parent below me I would highly disagree in the fact that people are 'just handed' spots on the sports teams. As a former varsity athlete myself I can't think of any athlete that didn't work all year to earn their position.

  • (6 years ago)

    Solon is known for its academics and high test scores and that is true however academics are not the only aspect of an education. Social skills and life long learning begins to take shape during these years. My daughter has endured a lot of problems in those areas and because of that her grades went from exceptional to just average. The majority of kids who attend Solon schools come from wealth and affluency. Many kids get things handed to them including spots on sports teams and other extracurricular activities. It becomes more about who you know and patronize and less about their actual abilities - - this leaves many out with no way in. I am also a graduate of SHS and cannot believe the difference in the schools since I attended. I have become very turned off not by the academics but by the attitudes of the parents and students.

  • (7 years ago)

    Solon High School is outstanding especially for top students. There are enough honors and AP classes to challenge the student in many areas of interest. The staff does a fine job preparing the kids for college. The academics are it in Solon but if your child plays a sport or is interested in the Arts they will find an outlet. I am a parent of two student/athlete/band kids who attend.

  • (7 years ago)

    Solon is a terrible school. They put too much emphasis on sports.

  • (7 years ago)

    Solon High School truly is the premier school in the state. The concentration on academics and support for extracurricular programs is outstanding. The teachers excel in keeping students on the right track and aid is always there when requested. Teachers give up their own time to help students' progress. Extracurriculars are also very well supported at SHS. There is a wide variety of clubs and groups to join. The sports teams are always contenders and the music program at the high school is one of the best in the country. Solon High school is a place where no one will feel left out because of great diversity and everyone is given the oppurtunity to succeed.

  • (8 years ago)

    Solon HS is one of the premier public schools in the Cleveland area. There is tremendous support from the community - school levies pass with little trouble - and from the parents - as judged by attendance at school functions and participation in school activities. Schools superintendent Joe Regano leads a strong team with good vision. Solon offers numerous AP courses and is annually near the top in the number of National Merit scholars. Dozens of enrichment opportunities are available including trips overseas with faculty advisors. Solon has programs specially designed to integrate developomentally challenged students into student life and develop life skills. My three children all attended Solon HS. Solon is not free of the problems that accompany suburban life and teenage years. The problems of drugs drinking and sexual behavior are ordinary for the times. Students can avoid these groups if they choose.

  • (9 years ago)

    it is a good school for regular students but if you have student with learning problems or gifted student who also have different learning style it is terrible place. School always posting high scoes on the state tests but a lot of the results because of tutoring done or paid for by parents outside of school. I am not impressed with teachers education and credentials but administration team is very mediocre and solon schools board is a rubber stamping group. Music and sports are available even too much concentration on sport to begin with. it is affluent area so mothers are not working and just hanging at schools form the elementary and up.

  • (9 years ago)

    Solon is a Great School me. I was pulled out of a Cleveland Public School where I was doing below average. After my 2nd year at Solon High I am receiving multiple A's and no failing grades. I love my teachers and I gets help when I need it. The classes are not getting larger and Teachers are not overwhelmed. Solon is very very challenging but it gives me what I need to be successful in life.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school promotes each kid's growth to the fullest. Teachers here are topnotch who recognize the importance of the individual. Like any school however the student gets out what he puts in. Solon High is full of students who set the highest goals for them and achieve them. The percentage of students taking AP courses as well as percentage of students who actually do well is extremely high along with other high scores on standardized testing (i.e. SAT ACT SAT II). Solon takes the natural ambition and smarts of a child and allows them to use it to their full potential. One of the two National Presidential Scholars (one of the most prestigious awards a high schooler can receive where 2 of the top high school students from each state are recognized) came from Solon High School. Great school that prepares kids for college.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school has a lot of great students and diversity. However it's very easy for a child to get 'lost' and not receive any attention or needed special help. My son has not fulfilled his 'potential' and I have had to go outside the school system to get the needed help. Classes have gotten large and teachers seem overwhelmed by the tasks that they need to accomplish. Students can get attention if they fight for it but again if your child is not willing to be aggressive it's a poor school choice.

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