About the Garfield Heights City Schools



The Garfield Heights City Schools is a dynamic inner-ring district in the Greater Cleveland area of Cuyahoga County. Located specifically in Garfield Heights, Ohio, a community of some 30,000 residents, The Garfield Heights City Schools is a positive reflection of the community which surrounds it.

The GHCS serves approximate 4,000 students yearly, and is comprised of seven facilities as its total campus, including one high school, one middle school (serving grades 6, 7 and 8) and three elementary schools (serving grades K-5). Moreover, Garfield Heights City Schools is home to nearly 400 administrators, teachers and staff members, all dedicated to the mission and vision of the district.

Specifically, our mission, is to educate, guide, and ensure all students graduate prepared to meet high expectations and serve as responsible citizens in a global society.  

In helping to accomplish that mission, and in looking toward the future, the district’s vision is transforming lives by instilling 21stCentury Skills.

The Garfield Heights City Schools has recently benefitted from statewide assistance in the form of OSFC dollars to enhance, restore and renew two of our school facilities, Maple Leaf Intermediate School and Elmwood Elementary School. Combined, these capital projects represent an approximate $18 million investment, which has come at no cost to the taxpayers of the City of Garfield Heights. The new facilities are either partially or totally complete, and students are currently benefitting from the enhancements this school year.

In terms of academics, the schools certainly have their bright spots. Namely, Garfield Heights City Schools garners one of the highest senior graduation rates among inner-ring schools at 93%. Additionally, Garfield Heights High School has been rated “Effective” for seven consecutive years.

In terms of extra and co-curricular activities, the Bulldogs rise to the challenges. Athletically, the Bulldog Boys Basketball team finished runner up in the state in 2011, and closed the season with the Division I statewide ranking of # 1. The schools’ Academic Challenge Team is a consistent state finalist. And, the Garfield Heights High School Music Express is a ‘one-of-a-kind’ experience, presenting the schools’ finest talent in dancing and singing, all combined into one award-winning performance.

The Garfield Heights City Schools has also made a commitment to communication, where you can regularly find more info on the district at FACEBOOK, Twitter, and on our local cable access channel GHTV.

Thank you for visiting us online. We’re confident that your experience with The Garfield Heights City Schools will be a pleasant one!

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