Rocky River

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About The District

Rocky River, Ohio is a residential suburb west of Cleveland with a population of 20,000. Bordered by Lake Erie on the north and the Rocky River and the Cleveland Metroparks on the east, the city’s unique location provides multiple opportunities for outdoor recreation, yet easy access to downtown Cleveland.

With an enrollment of around 2,700 in grades K-12, the Rocky River City School District provides students with the benefits of a small-school setting and all the resources of a larger school district.  Long known for its tradition of academic quality, an “Excellent with Distinction” rating on the latest State Report Card shows that Rocky River students have continued to excel academically.   Last year nearly 90 percent of River students continued on to college or universities across the country. The Rocky River Schools are consistently ranked  in the prestigious Top Ten List of Cleveland Area Schools in the Cleveland Magazine. The National Blue Ribbon Schools award was earned by Kensington Intermediate School in 2011 and by Rocky River High School in 2012. 




We believe…

  • Students are the heart of our purpose.

  • Student success requires a partnership among family, school and community.

  • A Rocky River education empowers values, inspires curiosity and encourages talents that lead to success.

  • High expectations lead to high achievement.

  • Lifelong learners thrive as they embrace the changing global society.

  • An exceptional school district demonstrates all of the above.



  • All students will engage in contemporary, globally competitive curricular and co-curricular programs of excellence.

  • All students will achieve their educational goals incorporating the highest international standards.

  • All students will participate in a student-centered environment that addresses educational, social and emotional needs.

  • All students will learn through lessons and experience that communication is open, sincere, timely and responsive.

  • All students will attend schools that are state-of-the-art facilities.

  • All students will learn in an environment that is technologically competitive on a global level.