Welcome from Brush Principal, Kenya L. Harrington
Dear Brush Families and Friends,
Welcome to the Charles F. Brush High School link of the SE-L web page. Brush High School is a superb school to attend. The school consists of a wonderful student body and faculty, while being supported by an involved community. Brush High School was founded in 1927, and has continued to do an excellent job guiding, supporting and educating the students of the South Euclid and Lyndhurst communities.
BRUSH HIGH is long hailed for its contemporary approach to education. A 4-year, comprehensive, North Central Association (NCA) accredited high school, Brush has a growing diverse enrollment of 1,716 students. A broad program of studies reflects the needs of students, including advanced placement, alternative school programs, transitional programs, plus opportunities for weekly mentorships and month-long Senior Projects with adult supervisors. Technical education is offered in more than a dozen areas, including “tech-prep” courses that after high school transition to pre-establish advanced study.
THE SCHOOL DISTRICT serves the communities of South Euclid, Lyndhurst and a portion of Richmond Heights. It is located eleven miles east of Cleveland, Ohio. Well known for its family values and immaculate neighborhoods, the well-established communities that comprise the SEL School District equally support and promote education, athletics and the arts. This calm community consists of approximately 50,000 people who represent the true make-up of America. About half of the parents within the district are college-educated and hold professional or managerial positions.
THE BRUSH FACULTY is a diverse, dedicated and talented group of educators who are actively involved in teaching and participating in a variety of workshops and college courses in addition to their high school classes. Faculty members welcome new innovative ideas, strategies and techniques to their classroom. They promote learning by supporting and collaborating with teacher-interns and student teachers, and often team with colleagues to provide integrated curriculum for students. The South Euclid-Lyndhurst School district has been named a Teacher Education Center by Cleveland State University and pioneered the Teacher Intern Program with John Carroll University. The faculty consists of 105 certified professionals, 61% of who hold advanced degrees. The average teaching experience is 10 years.
COURSE OFFERINGS Brush High School offers a wide variety of educational opportunities. The three main programs of study are college preparatory, general, and vocational programs. We are proud to offer foreign languages ranging from level one to Honors level 5 in Spanish, French, and German, and 3 years of Chinese. Math courses range form Algebra to AP Calculus BC. Students can begin their science experience in basic Physical Science and end in an AP Science. With several traditional and exciting courses in-between. Our electives cover a wide variety of areas from the Arts to Business Education and from Orchestra to Woodtech. All students at Charles F. Brush High School have the opportunity to be involved and engaged within some area.
Students at Brush hold themselves to high expectations and the result is high achievement. Approximately 80% of our students go on to four-year colleges and 20% go on to two-year colleges. Also, 1% of our students go into the Armed Forces, 32% go to work right after high school and 1% of our student population goes to trade school.
Brush High School athletes compete in 20 different sports. There is also a wide array of drama, musical, and vocal programs for students. The students at Brush continue to make us proud. We are confident in the programs students participate in. Therefore, when they graduate they are prepared for higher education and/or entering into the field of employment.
It is our hope that you have time to explore our website. The information within it is important and may assist your child during their educational experience at Brush High School. As Brush High School will continue to support our community we know that a successful district depends on the collaboration of the community. We encourage you to support our district to help ensure student success. Therefore, by working together we will see benefits in all aspects of our community. Regardless of your reason for visiting our site, it is our pleasure to cordially invite you to visit our school. I welcome the opportunity to meet all individuals who value education and support our excellent school system. Please feel free to call 216-691-2068 to make an appointment. We thank you for your continued support!
Kenya L. Harrington, Principal
Charles F. Brush High School