Garfield Heights High School

Garfield Heights High School is a public high school located in Garfield Heights, Ohio, about 10 miles southeast of downtown Cleveland, Ohio. It is part of the Garfield Heights City School District. The school currently contains approximately 1,300 students. The mascot is the Bulldog and the school colors are navy blue and gold. The current principal is Tammy Hager.

Garfield Heights High School
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Garfield Heights High School in 2006
4900 Turney Road

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United States
Coordinates41°25′39″N 81°36′54″W / 41.42750°N 81.61500°W / 41.42750; -81.61500Coordinates: 41°25′39″N 81°36′54″W / 41.42750°N 81.61500°W / 41.42750; -81.61500
TypePublic, Coeducational high school
MottoGo Bulldogs
School districtGarfield Heights City School District
SuperintendentTerrance Olszewski[1]
PrincipalTammy Hager [1]
Enrollment1,289 (2016-17[4])
Color(s)Blue and Gold [1]          
SloganOnce A Bulldog Always A Bulldog
Athletics conferenceIndependent[2][1]
Team nameBulldogs[1]
RivalMaple Hts
AccreditationNorth Central Association of Colleges and Schools [3]
NewspaperThe Mirror
Athletic DirectorDale Krzynowek [1]

New Performing Arts CenterEdit

Garfield Heights Board of Education presented the grand opening of the performing arts center on November 3, 2007. The building includes a 792-seat Auditorium, a make-up room, a storage room, several changing rooms for Music Express, Drama performers, and Band members, and two classrooms, one being the Band room, and another for the Choral department.


The school has recently[when?] received an "Effective" rating from the state of Ohio, the third highest rating a school can achieve. The district is fed by its own middle school and by three nearby parochial schools.


The school's athletic teams are known as the Bulldogs and are independent of a league beginning with 2015-16. They had been members of the Northeast Ohio Conference,[5] from 2007-2015 with the exception of the Ice Hockey team which belongs to the Greater Cleveland High School Hockey League Blue Division. The school fields athletic teams in football, Track & Field. Also wrestling, baseball, soccer, tennis, golf, basketball, softball, and hockey. The Ohio High School Athletic Association approved bowling as a sanctioned sport starting in the 2006-2007 school year. The 2005-2006 bowling team won a division and league championship.

Basketball teamEdit

The Garfield Heights High School boys’ basketball team won the 2008 Northeast Ohio Conference Championship after posting a 20-1 record. In the Warrensville Heights district they defeated Nordonia before being upset by Cleveland Heights in the semifinals. The 2010-2011 team reached the state Final Four before falling to Columbus North in the Division 1 semifinal game.

Ohio High School Athletic Association state championshipsEdit


The school also contains several student associations/clubs. The Students of Service program provides community service throughout the community and school. Other programs include: Drama Club Art Club, Book Club, Tech Crew, Computer Club.

Academic Challenge TeamEdit

The GHHS Academic Challenge team has the highest winning percentage of any team in school history.[citation needed] On May 5, 2007, the team participated in the Ohio Academic Competition (OAC) State Finals, where they won the OAC State Title, defeating defending state champion William V. Fisher Catholic High School in the finals. The team also got second place at the PACE Great Lakes Regional on April 14, 2008, losing to Stow-Munroe Falls High School. On April 19, 2008, the team claimed its 2nd NAQT State Title and on May 3, 2008, the team repeated at OAC State Champions, defeating Solon High School in the finals 58-44. The team started the 2007-2008 school year ranked #23 in the country and #1 in the state of Ohio. The team represented Ohio at the Panasonic Academic Challenge in Orlando. In 2010 the team traveled to New Orleans to participate in a National Tournament. The team earned a spot at Nationals by winning the televised Academic Challenge on Cleveland's ABC network affiliate.

Academic awardsEdit

  • 2007-2008 GHHS Academic Team—OAC STATE CHAMPIONS
  • 2007-2008 GHHS Academic Team—NAQT State Champions
  • 2007-2008 GHHS Academic Team—Preseason Polls—1st in Ohio, 23rd Nationally
  • 2006-2007 GHHS Academic Team—OAC STATE CHAMPIONS
  • 2006-2007 GHHS Academic Team—NAQT Division I - 4th Place

(Team Captain Dan Humphrey was named State MVP)

  • 2005-2006 GHHS Academic Team—NAQT Division I State Champions

(Team Captain Jim Hrdlicka was named State MVP)

  • 2004-2005 GHHS Academic Team—NAQT Division I State Runners-Up
  • 1998-1999 GHHS Academic Team—OAC State Runners-Up
  • 1996-1997 GHHS Academic Team—OAC State Runners-Up
  • 1989-1990 GHHS Academic Team—OAC State Runners-Up
  • 1986-1988, 1990–2000, 2003–2008 GHHS Academic Team—Northeast Ohio Academic League Champions
  • 1989, 2001, 2002, 2009 GHHS Academic Team—Northeast Ohio Academic League Runners-Up

Notable alumniEdit

External linksEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association member directory". Archived from the original on 2010-11-04. Retrieved 2010-02-17.
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  3. ^ NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on September 23, 2009. Retrieved 2010-02-17.
  4. ^ "Garfield Heights High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 20, 2019.
  5. ^ "Member Schools". NOC. 2009. Archived from the original on 16 April 2010. Retrieved 20 September 2009.
  6. ^ OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site". Retrieved 2006-12-31.
  7. ^ Yappi. "Yappi Sports Wrestling". Archived from the original on 2009-03-04. Retrieved 2007-02-12.