School Details

South High School

5000 Shankland Rd, Willoughby, OH 44094
(440) 975-3647

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1230 students 20 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
  • Willoughby-Eastlake City School District average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

South High School is a public high school in Willoughby. The principal of South High School is Mr. Paul A. Lombardo, whose e-mail is 1,230 students go to South High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 17% of the 1,230 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 21% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at South High School is 20:1. Willoughby-Eastlake Tech Cente is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Mandarin
  • Russian
  • Spanish


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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 85% 87%
Multiracial 3% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Asian 2% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 10% 7%
Hispanic 0.8% 0.7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 21% 27%
Economically disadvantaged 17% 26%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    There needs to be improvement on Foreign Language specifically French Courses that go beyond French II. The teacher needs a stronger curriculum to keep our children up to par with other districts and to meet the collegiate level or AP Language Exam. Poor Classroom Management skills.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school faculty is welcoming and instruction has been exemplary in many cases. It is tired looking. Other schools of this age and older do not look as worn or unattended. Much of the facility looks as though it was built just well enough at the time or someone is afraid to disturb what are likely to be difficult to remove and/or replace materials.

  • (7 years ago)

    I graduated from South in 2005. Many family members of mine have attended both high schools in this district and feel that South has a superior learning environment. Teachers and Administration are organized and on top of diliquency graduation rates and care about the students a great deal.

  • (11 years ago)

    Overall excellent environment for students - safe variety of experiences offered and good educational opportunities for students. As with all districts a few 'master' teachers should retire because they don't exhibit creativity or enthusiasm for teaching. However the school also has a great group of exceptional instructors who believe in teaching and students. School is small enough for students and parents to get one-on-one assitance and support if requested. Great variety of extra-curriculars offered - not just popular sports! Terrific academic music and sport programs.

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Overall score

(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

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  • Principal leadership
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