North Royalton High School

14713 Ridge Road
North Royalton, OH 44133


North Royalton High School had its first graduating class of two students in 1907. Soon after, it was decided that a new high school was needed and the local taxpayers voted to build a new school. On September 8, 1908 a new high school, located on Royalton Road, was dedicated. The new high school included a bell and bell tower to summon children to school. The bell from the original high school now resides outside of the current-day high school on Ridge Road in a replica of the original bell tower. In 1923, bonds were issued and the high school building was added onto in order to modernize and expand the school. Over the next 30 years, the population in North Royalton grew quickly and the need for a new building became evident. In 1951, a 24-acre site was purchased on Ridge Road and a new high school building was constructed. The newly constructed high school was named E. E. Root High School, in honor of E. E. Root’s service to the North Royalton School District over several decades. Multiple additions were added as the enrollment grew and in November of 1974, a bond issue was passed to build a large addition to the high school. The current Media Center was added and the building was rededicated as North Royalton High School. In the late 1980’s, a performing arts center, science lab, classrooms, and offices were added to accommodate the middle school population which attended school in the same building. In 1997, a new middle school was built allowing the high school to return to a 9-12 grade building.

Today, the North Royalton High School community consists of approximately 160 certified and classified staff members who meet the needs of each individual student. North Royalton High School was rated by Newsweek as one of America’s Best High Schools in 2012 and 2013, placing us in the nation’s top 1000 high schools. In May 2014. US News and World Report awarded North Royalton High School Silver status based on the College Readiness Index Value. We are also listed on the College Board's 6th Annual AP District Honor Roll for Significant Gains in Student Access and Success which recognizes schools for increasing the student’s access to AP coursework while maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams. Our state report card for 2014 shows an attendance rate of 95.3% and grades of A and B on all five academic indicators.

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