Office of the Superintendent

Rocky River Board of Education
1101 Morewood Parkway
Rocky River, OH 44116
May 2024

Superintendent's Message

As we enter the final weeks of the 2023-2024 academic year, I would like to thank our students, staff and parents/guardians for the excellence we have enjoyed this year. From academic successes to exceptional achievements in activities, athletics and clubs, there has been a lot to celebrate this year.

Over the last month, highlights have included:
  • Rocky River High School once again named a Best High School in the Nation by U.S. News & World Report.
    • RRHS ranks second in the Cleveland metro area, fifth in Ohio and 232nd nationally.
    • RRHS ranks first in the state and tied for first nationally in state assessment proficiency rank.
  • Beach Preschool earning another Five Star Step-Up to Quality Award.
  • RRCSD receiving the Best Communities for Music Education Award for the eighth straight year.
  • The induction of 111 juniors into the National Honor Society.
  • A total of 32 students inducted into the World Language Honors Society.
  • The RRHS Science Olympiad team placing 18th at the state tournament and the RRMS team finishing 30th.
  • The RRHS pit orchestra being named a finalist in the Dazzle Awards for Best Student Orchestra.
  • The RRHS baseball team winning its first 15 games of the season and being ranked 1st in the state.
  • Three RRMS students competed at the Power of the Pen regional tournament.

With the end of the school year comes many exciting events, including awards ceremonies, the district art show, band and choir concerts, clap-outs, postseason athletic tournaments and of course, Commencement where we will celebrate the Class of 2024. We are grateful to those students and families who have invested so much into the Rocky River City School District and are hopeful they will continue to enjoy success in future endeavors.

I encourage you to attend as many of these end-of-year events as you can as we celebrate the successes of our students.

Thank you for your ongoing support and partnership.


Michael Shoaf
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