Cedar Cliff High School

Cedar Cliff High School is located in Camp Hill, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States, and is older of the two high schools in the West Shore School District. It was formed in 1959 with the merger of West Shore High School and New Cumberland High School. The entire West Shore School District attended Cedar Cliff until fall 1965, when Red Land High School opened. In 2019, the school had 1,290 students enrolled. In 2011, the school had 95 teachers yielding a student teach ratio of 14:1.[2] According to a 2011 report by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, eight teachers are considered "Non‐Highly Qualified" under No Child Left Behind law.[3] The Cedar Cliff mascot is The Colt, and the school colors are navy blue, silver and gold. The Pennsylvania Department of Education has set the tuition for non-resident and charter school students at $8,969.40.[4]

Cedar Cliff High School
CCHS Fall 2021 (Credit Elijah Epps).jpg
Coordinates40°13′47″N 76°53′46″W / 40.2296°N 76.8962°W / 40.2296; -76.8962Coordinates: 40°13′47″N 76°53′46″W / 40.2296°N 76.8962°W / 40.2296; -76.8962
Other nameCedar Cliff Senior High School
TypeHigh School
School districtWest Shore School District
PrincipalKevin Filgrove
Number of students1,290 students in 2019[1]
Color(s)    navy blue, gold, and silver
AthleticsPennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association
Team nameCedar Cliff Colts
NewspaperThe Cedar Cliff Post
YearbookCedar Log
West Shore School District region in Cumberland County
West Shore School District region in York County


Cedar Cliff High school was formed from the merger of West Shore High School (Closed Lemoyne Middle School) and New Cumberland High School (New Cumberland Middle School) in 1959. West Shore's colors, navy blue and silver, would merge with New Cumberland's navy blue and gold, to make Cedar Cliff's colors, navy blue, gold, and silver. The West Shore Joint School System would become the West Shore School District in 1966, the year that Red Land High School opened.


Cedar Cliff High School's dedication was held on October 25, 1959. Cedar Cliff was operated by the West Shore Joint Senior High School Board. This board was a jointure of the school districts of Lemoyne, Lower Allen Township, New Cumberland, Redland, and Wormleysburg. The board presented Cedar Cliff Senior High School as the "Fulfillment of a dream for better educational opportunities for the youth of its service area." Cedar Cliff opened with administrators Supervising Principal Raymond A. Wort, assistant John A. Johnson, and assistant Louis S. Edwards along with 60 faculty members.


The demographic breakdown of the 1,290 students enrolled for 2019-2020 was:

  • Male - 687 (57%)
  • Female - 603 (47%)
  • Native American/Alaskan - 0
  • Asian - 23 (2%)
  • Black - 79 (6%)
  • Hispanic - 183 (14%)
  • White - 930 (72%)
  • Multiracial - 66 (5%)

326 students were eligible for free lunch and 57 for reduced-cost lunch. For 2019-2020, Cedar Cliff was a Title I school.[2]

Note: Details may not add to totals.

Notable alumniEdit


  1. ^ National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data Cedar Cliff High School, 2019-2020, 2020-2021 school years
  2. ^ a b NCES, Common Core of Data - Cedar Cliff High School, 2019.
  3. ^ Pennsylvania Department of Education, Professional Qualifications of Teachers for Cedar Cliff High School, September 29, 2011.
  4. ^ Pennsylvania Department of Education, Tuition rates per LEA, 2011.
  5. ^ Bristol, Jason (March 22, 2014). "Kyle Brady returns, speaks about leadership". CBS News. Archived from the original on March 23, 2014. Retrieved March 22, 2014.
  6. ^ "'Better Call Saul' star shares fondest central Pa. Memories, from Negley Park to City Island concerts". 5 February 2015.
  7. ^ Fox, Barry (July 4, 2008). "Rape charge dropped against Poison drummer". The Patriot-News. Retrieved March 22, 2014.
  8. ^ Michael, Adam (April 27, 2007). "Strong message". Gettysburg Times. Retrieved March 22, 2014.

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