"If you want your children to attend a school that has diversity where it matters most- in the wide variety of activities offered and hard working and caring teachers, N.O. school system is the best money can buy in public education. This is the best school without having the have to depend on taxes from wealthy and over-pretentious households. N.Olmsted is a true middle class neighborhood and faculty who want the best for their students. I was blessed to grow up with down to earth, intelligent, and hard-working, not entitled community. Many go on to attend some of the best state schools national universities and IVY league in the country. what we lack in wealthy n.o. has in class and character! AP courses, no pay to play, honors, great CLE field trips, the capital, disney world, canada, and of course helping those less fortunate in southeast Ohio and downtown CLE through SITES volunteer program. Excellent foundation for my Ohio State education and future learning opportunities. For the dedication alone the school has through financial issues, the positives FAR outweigh the negative reviews! Class of 2005"
"North Olmsted High School goes far beyond the call of duty for its students and families. The staff is caring and professional. The administration is fair and honest. The value is fantastic, especially considering the huge number of course offerings in diverse fields and the opportunities for students. NOHS could be a victim of local politics if school funding continues to be a purely local responsibility, That would be unfortunate for the community - most people realize the resources and quality that the schools represent. Kids are safe, disciplined, and nurtured. Scholarships for college flood into NOHS every year. It is a great school and full of great students who are connected to their community."
"Well, parent of two, it would be great if you went to the website and educated yourself as to why the schools are in need of money-- you are wrong to think the money is mismanaged. Forclosures and people not paying taxes effected the income of the school system, as did all of those bordered up businesses on Lorain Road-- the state also is cutting millions of dollars to schools, and that includes NOCS. It is sad that you did not value education or the education your kids are getting to vote for the levy. Did you go to Public Schools? Someone passed levies for you, and believe me, it hasn't been all upswings in the market for the last 40 years. The belt has been tightened, but the teachers are as committed as ever to doing their job well. Hoefully, the levy will pass in spite of your misguided notions."
"As a parent of 2 high school students I am saddened at the whole state of affars at North Olmsted High School. They are trying to pass a 7.9 mil levy when I, along with many other parents, would like to know how they got into such a deep hole in the first place. I know! Wasteful spending. The minute the school gets a few extra dollars in its' pocket, the money goes to administrators and their assistants. The children never see any benefits from passed levies so why on earth would I vote to have my taxes go to astronomical heights when I don't see a winning outcome for the kids? Maybe I would vote for a levy when the teachers,administrators and their support staff start taking pay cuts like the rest of the general population! (and no, a pay freeze is not the same)."
"For all the terrific and talented teachers, for all the innovative programs, for all the student-centered programs, for all that the high school does for the community, North Olmsted High School is a wonderful school system that is totally deserving of recognition."