Achievements & Accolades
Solon earned the state of Ohio’s #1 school report card for student achievement for the second year in row.
Solon is one of only two districts statewide to receive both the new state of Ohio All A Award and Momentum Award, recognizing the academic achievement and growth of all Solon students.
Like the district, Orchard Middle School was one of only two Ohio schools to earn both the All A and Momentum Award.
Solon High School, Parkside Elementary and Arthur Road Elementary were among the 46 schools statewide to receive Ohio All A Awards.
Solon Middle School was one of 165 Ohio schools to earn the Momentum Award.
The Solon Schools have received the #1 education ranking from Cleveland Magazine for an unprecedented eighth consecutive year.
Money Magazine ranked Solon #10 on its 2015 list of Best Places to Live. These communities are “places with great jobs, strong economies, affordable homes, excellent schools and that something special that makes it a great place to live.
Solon High School is one of only 18 schools in Ohio – and three in Northeast Ohio – to earn a Gold Medal Best rating in the 2016 U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools rankings.
Demonstrating Solon students’ success in AP science, math, engineering and computer science classes, SHS is the top-ranked Ohio school on the U.S. News Best STEM Schools list, ranking #24 in the nation this year. No other Ohio school is in the top 50 nationally.
Solon High School had 23 National Merit Finalists, 24 National Merit Commended Scholars and 2 National Achievement Scholars in 2016. With 49 student honored by National Merit, Solon has among the highest number of students recognized in Ohio and the nation.
Roxbury Elementary School earned Solon’s seventh National Blue Ribbon School nomination.
All Solon Schools received U.S.D.A. Bronze Awards for excellence in school nutrition and physical education.
Solon’s robust AP program saw 801 students take 1,844 AP exams in 2016. Students earned a score of 3, 4 or 5 on 1,648 of those exams, earning students valuable college credits.
Solon students’ average ACT scores rose half a point in 2016– Composite: 26, English: 25.6, Math: 26.3. Seven members of the class of 2016 earned perfect scores on the ACT.
Solon students’ average SAT scores increased at least 15 in all categories– Reading: 602, Math: 633, Writing: 589.
Solon High School students can choose from more than 140 courses, including 27 different AP classes: AP Capstone, Art History, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics 1 & 2, Comparative Government, Economics, European History, Psychology, U.S. Government, U.S. History, World History, English Language, English Literature, Calculus AB & BC, Computer Science, Computer Science Principles, Statistics, Chinese, French, Spanish, 2-D Design, Music Theory and Studio Art.
World languages offered – Spanish, French, Chinese and American Sign Language.
Eight Solon seniors were named Presidential Scholar candidates, with three advancing as semi-finalists, the highest number recognized in Ohio.
Solon High School Presidential Scholars: 1990, 1995, 2003, 2007, 2009 and 2012.