Rocky River High School

Summary:

Rocky River High School is a public high school serving 855 students in grades 9-12 in Rocky River, Ohio, which is part of the highly-ranked Rocky River City School District.

Rocky River High School consistently ranks among the top high schools in Ohio, with a statewide ranking between 2nd and 14th over the past several years. The school's students have exceptionally high proficiency rates on state tests, with over 90% proficient or better in subjects like American Government, American History, Biology, and English II. While the student population is predominantly white (88.19%), Rocky River High School has a more diverse student body compared to nearby schools like Bay High School (91.29% white) and Westlake High School (79.08% white). The school also maintains an exceptionally high four-year graduation rate, ranging from 98.6% to 99.5% over the past five years, significantly higher than the state average.

When compared to nearby high schools, Rocky River High School stands out for its consistently high academic performance and student outcomes. For example, while Rocky River High School ranks among the top 2-14 high schools in Ohio, nearby schools like North Olmsted High School (ranked 329th) and Brooklyn High School (ranked 464th) have significantly lower statewide rankings. Additionally, Rocky River High School has a relatively low percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch (12.98%), compared to nearby schools like Lakewood High School (29.67%) and Brooklyn High School (58.64%), indicating a higher socioeconomic status among the student population.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 20951 Detroit Rd
       Rocky River, OH  44116-2431


(440) 356-6800

District: Rocky River City

SchoolDigger Rank:
2nd of 867 Ohio High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $15,216 Help


Feeder schools for Rocky River High School:

Elementary:    Goldwood Primary Elementary School
    Kensington Intermediate Elementary School
Middle:    Rocky River Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  15.1 Help
Number of students:  855

Racial breakdown:

White:
88.2%
Two or more races:
4.1%
Hispanic:
3.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  13% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Rocky River High School ranks better than 99.8% of high schools in Ohio. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 90.85. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Rocky River High School freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (88.2%), two or more races (4.1%), Hispanic (3.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 13% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Rocky River High School is 15.1. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Rocky River High School is $15,216.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Rocky River High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Rocky River High School 2nd of 867 Ohio public high schools. (See Rocky River High School in the ranking list.)

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Rocky River City:

SchoolDigger ranks Rocky River City 8th of 835 Ohio school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Rocky River High School

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Rank History for all students at Rocky River High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 90.69 24th 681 96.5%
2005 85.81 34th 689 95.1%
2006 86.53 9th 696 98.7%
2007 81.86 18th 756 97.6%
2008 81.74 32nd 767 95.8%
2009 82.34 21st 791 97.3%
2010 80.23 47th 819 94.3%
2011 81.40 21st 818 97.4%
2012 80.32 27th 832 96.8%
2013 81.17 22nd 767 97.1%
2014 81.82 21st 769 97.3%
2015 83.58 9th 778 98.8%
2016 86.29 6th 784 99.2%
2017 88.37 13th 773 98.3%
2018 84.98 16th 800 98.0%
2019 85.52 12th 836 98.6%
2021 87.72 14th 819 98.3%
2022 89.60 3rd 836 99.6%
2023 90.85 2nd 867 99.8%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Rocky River High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 99.91 1st 107 99.1%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Rocky River High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 99.76 1st 614 99.8%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Rocky River High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 84.54 45th 758 94.1%
2019 89.01 21st 779 97.3%
2021 76.45 89th 763 88.3%
2022 92.56 14th 773 98.2%
2023 96.09 7th 805 99.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Rocky River High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 83.71 28th 751 96.3%
2019 91.67 4th 781 99.5%
2021 89.29 14th 775 98.2%
2022 91.22 10th 794 98.7%
2023 93.49 3rd 813 99.6%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Rocky River High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 92.35 22nd 550 96.0%
2019 98.61 7th 628 98.9%
2021 97.92 6th 596 99.0%
2022 90.30 33rd 606 94.6%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Rocky River High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 67.21 135th 538 74.9%
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Rank History for Male students at Rocky River High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 86.14 24th 763 96.9%
2019 90.96 16th 792 98.0%
2021 92.51 8th 778 99.0%
2022 95.27 2nd 808 99.8%
2023 96.68 1st 819 99.9%
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Rank History for White students at Rocky River High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 86.07 16th 718 97.8%
2019 92.29 8th 739 98.9%
2021 91.35 14th 727 98.1%
2022 93.38 6th 749 99.2%
2023 95.11 1st 756 99.9%
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Data source: test scores: Ohio Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Rocky River High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 712 0 16 3 0 n/a n/a 0 731
1989 640 0 17 3 0 n/a n/a 0 660
1990 565 0 17 3 1 n/a n/a 0 586
1991 574 0 19 4 0 n/a n/a 0 597
1992 541 1 26 7 1 n/a n/a 0 576
1993 551 4 24 8 1 n/a n/a 0 588
1994 580 3 16 5 0 n/a n/a 0 604
1995 635 1 13 7 0 n/a n/a 0 656
1996 635 1 13 7 0 n/a n/a 0 656
1997 637 1 17 8 0 n/a n/a 0 663
1998 654 2 17 7 1 n/a n/a 0 681
1999 665 2 21 7 1 n/a n/a 0 696
2000 676 2 23 6 5 n/a n/a 0 712
2001 711 2 16 14 5 n/a n/a 0 748
2002 756 3 13 15 5 n/a n/a 13 805
2003 756 3 13 15 5 n/a n/a 13 805
2004 778 5 12 16 1 n/a n/a 15 827
2005 801 3 10 10 1 n/a n/a 19 844
2006 839 6 11 16 0 n/a n/a 18 890
2007 855 9 11 12 1 n/a n/a 19 907
2008 856 8 14 12 1 n/a n/a 17 908
2009 883 8 16 12 1 n/a n/a 16 936
2010 837 7 18 11 1 n/a n/a 16 890
2011 839 6 23 15 1 0 15 0 899
2012 807 6 15 16 1 0 16 0 861
2013 781 11 20 15 3 0 20 0 850
2014 785 12 18 20 2 0 21 0 858
2015 779 9 16 32 3 0 15 0 854
2016 781 11 18 28 5 0 22 0 865
2017 772 11 15 28 3 0 20 0 849
2018 781 12 15 23 4 0 24 0 859
2019 790 9 15 30 3 0 25 0 872
2020 788 14 19 28 0 0 27 0 876
2021 792 16 17 29 0 0 23 0 877
2022 780 14 21 31 1 0 26 0 873
2023 754 15 21 29 1 0 35 0 855

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Rocky River High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 731 45.0 16.2 0
1989 660 39.0 16.9 n/a
1990 586 35.8 16.3 n/a
1991 597 37.4 15.9 n/a
1992 576 38.0 15.1 1
1993 588 37.1 15.8 2.2
1994 604 36.1 16.7 2.3
1995 656 38.5 17.0 4
1996 656 38.5 17.0 4
1997 663 38.9 17.0 3.8
1998 681 41.2 16.5 2.3
1999 696 46.3 15.0 3.9
2000 712 46.2 15.4 5.8
2001 748 49.0 15.3 5.2
2002 805 53.3 15.1 6.2
2003 805 53.3 15.1 6.2
2004 827 51.1 16.2 6
2005 844 53.5 15.8 4.5
2006 890 55.6 16.0 6.2
2007 907 62.1 14.6 6.8
2008 908 49.7 18.3 n/a
2009 936 48.3 19.4 8.3
2010 890 51.1 17.4 10.4
2011 899 51.3 17.5 11
2012 861 57.3 15.0 11.1
2013 850 54.1 15.6 15.1
2014 858 56.0 15.2 14.1
2015 854 n/a n/a 11.9
2016 865 53.0 16.3 12.3
2017 849 52.2 16.2 11.1
2018 859 51.8 16.5 12.7
2019 872 53.3 16.3 12.2
2020 876 54.2 16.1 11.4
2021 877 55.2 15.8 n/a
2022 873 56.1 15.5 n/a
2023 855 56.5 15.1 13

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Rocky River High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 731 45.0 16.2 0
1989 660 39.0 16.9 n/a
1990 586 35.8 16.3 n/a
1991 597 37.4 15.9 n/a
1992 576 38.0 15.1 1
1993 588 37.1 15.8 2.2
1994 604 36.1 16.7 2.3
1995 656 38.5 17.0 4
1996 656 38.5 17.0 4
1997 663 38.9 17.0 3.8
1998 681 41.2 16.5 2.3
1999 696 46.3 15.0 3.9
2000 712 46.2 15.4 5.8
2001 748 49.0 15.3 5.2
2002 805 53.3 15.1 6.2
2003 805 53.3 15.1 6.2
2004 827 51.1 16.2 6
2005 844 53.5 15.8 4.5
2006 890 55.6 16.0 6.2
2007 907 62.1 14.6 6.8
2008 908 49.7 18.3 n/a
2009 936 48.3 19.4 8.3
2010 890 51.1 17.4 10.4
2011 899 51.3 17.5 11
2012 861 57.3 15.0 11.1
2013 850 54.1 15.6 15.1
2014 858 56.0 15.2 14.1
2015 854 n/a n/a 11.9
2016 865 53.0 16.3 12.3
2017 849 52.2 16.2 11.1
2018 859 51.8 16.5 12.7
2019 872 53.3 16.3 12.2
2020 876 54.2 16.1 11.4
2021 877 55.2 15.8 n/a
2022 873 56.1 15.5 n/a
2023 855 56.5 15.1 13

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Rocky River High School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $13,055
2022 $14,561
2023 $15,216

Data source: Ohio Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Rocky River High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 12th of 836 High schoolsRanks 2nd of 867 High schools
 1.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
End of Course American Government (Rocky River High School)94.996.1
 1.2%
   End of Course American Government (Rocky River City)94.996.1
 1.2%
   End of Course American Government (Ohio)77.772
 5.7%
End of Course American History (Rocky River High School)98.296.2
 2%
   End of Course American History (Rocky River City)98.296.2
 2%
   End of Course American History (Ohio)78.169.7
 8.4%
End of Course Biology (Rocky River High School)96.296.4
 0.2%
   End of Course Biology (Rocky River City)96.296.4
 0.2%
   End of Course Biology (Ohio)73.763.7
 10%
End of Course English II (Rocky River High School)91.994.4
 2.5%
   End of Course English II (Rocky River City)91.994.4
 2.5%
   End of Course English II (Ohio)66.260.8
 5.4%
End of Course Geometry (Rocky River High School)84.792.4
 7.7%
   End of Course Geometry (Rocky River City)86.892.6
 5.8%
   End of Course Geometry (Ohio)50.141.8
 8.3%
End of Course Algebra I (Rocky River High School)88.393.2
 4.9%
   End of Course Algebra I (Rocky River City)92.796.4
 3.7%
   End of Course Algebra I (Ohio)61.153
 8.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students872855
 1.9%
African American915
 66.7%
American Indian31
 66.7%
Asian1521
 40%
Hispanic3029
 3.3%
Pacific Islander00
White790754
 4.6%
Two or More Races2535
 40%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients12.2%13%
 0.8%


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Yes! Rocky River High School is one of the best high schools in the state. It ranks 2nd of 867 Ohio high schools.

Students at Rocky River High School are 88% White, 4% Two or more races, 3% Hispanic, 2% Asian, 2% African American.

In the 2022-23 school year, 855 students attended Rocky River High School.


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