WHITNEY YOUNG SCHOOL

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17900 HARVARD AVE
CLEVELAND, OH 44128
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Phone: 216-283-5220
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 8
  • Educational Climate: Below Average
  • Technology Measure: Low
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 2nd Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: Cleveland Municipal City School District
  • Students/Teacher: 19:1
  • Students/Grade: 25
  • Number Students: 275
  • Number Teachers: 35
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 8238
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Ms Karen Byron-johnson
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (19 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (13 Reviews)
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    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-10-13
    "I am currently a senior at this school and I have been attending since the sixth grade. When I was in middle school, I loved this school. I felt like it gave me the challenge I needed and the education I needed. Since I have been I high school, I have hated it. In the tenth grade, I applied for the Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Program (PSEOP) just to be able to get away from this school. Last year, my eleventh grade class had a substitute "teach" us Chemistry for the whole year. This year, we do not have a Physics teacher. Therefore, we take Physics online, which is not going so well. The ONLY nice thing about this school is that the students and very close and rarely have fights. But, if you are looking for a good education, this is NOT the school for you. Go to John Hay or Cleveland School of the Arts, not Whitney M. Young."
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    Posted 2013-02-24
    "Yes, WMY is a gifted and talented school but since they've added 2nd-5th to the mix, I feel that it doesnt give the REAL high school experience. I'm in 8th grade and have been here since 6th so I've been observing the high school area for a while and I definitely would NOT consider going here. Its not a real high school. Just a bunch of grades in 2 buildings. The students are nice for the most part but there are cliques and mean girls that I really hate. But I guess that's in every school. Ms. Scharf is the funniest and best teacher you will ever have! She's the main reason why I wanna stay! WMY is def overrated. They also don't assist you in your career choice. Like I said, we're a Gifted And Talented/Honors school but if what they're teaching me won't help me in my career choice, then why am I there?"
    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2010-02-06
    "This is a very good school. the teachers are there to help, and the students are nice i am an eigth grader and ive been at this school since 6th grade. this school is overrated alot of times. but it is a good school. for high school it is not as good because there is not much college prep or extracurricular activities.and because of the middle/high school i feel it is not a real high school experience. even though i am not in high school yet. and the school needs alot of physical work, that needs to be renovated like walls and bathrooms, tiles are falling of the ceiling and because everyone thinks this school is so great, they forget that it INDEED needs alittle more work : ) and the principal is very good at her job. and makes wise decisions for us. she is Mrs. Karen-Byron-Johnson !"
    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2009-11-17
    "WMY is a great school! I am a current student and compared to my friends that don't attend WMY - I'm WAY smarter than them and I'm glad I'm at the school I'm at. But as far as my principal Mrs. KAREN BYRON-JOHNSON, she is NOT a good principal at all! She doesn't take the time to listen to what anyone has to say not even some of the parents. But if you're looking for a REAL highschool then wmy isn't the place for you. We rarely have any school dances or any other fun things that regular highschools do."
    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2008-09-24
    "I'm a freshman in college and I have attended Whitney Young from 6th to 12th grade. Academically, it seems as if the students not only lack motivation, but they are below par. They don't prepare you for the real world, there are no real consequences for your actions, and they don't do enough to involve students that are not interested in the very few activities they have. There's too much yelling in the classroom going on, and not enough teaching. Many of the teachers are developing an indifferent attitude, which is reflected with the grades of the students. I would never recommend anyone to go here, ever. You'd be better off at another public school or in PSEOP."
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