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Grandview Heights Schools Notes: Year ends with plenty of reasons to celebrate

Andy Culp
Grandview Heights Schools Superintendent

Summertime is here for Grandview Heights Schools. It’s been a fun and busy spring with field trips, academics, the arts, and sports.  These last few weeks have been full of celebration illustrating that Grandview Heights Schools is truly a small place to dream big.  

We encourage our students to explore passions, develop purpose, and unlock potential and we incorporate nine specific learning attributes - accountability, collaboration, communication, empathy, honesty, perseverance, resourcefulness, respectfulness, and safety - to help our students meet with success and achieve their dreams.

Larson Middle School students traveled to our nation’s capital to study history and to Camp Ohio to study nature and the environment.  Stevenson Elementary students painted, crafted, and danced their way through its annual All Arts Day.

We also recently learned that Grandview Heights High School has been named to the U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools Rankings for 2022.  Grandview Heights High School placed in the top 1% of Ohio public high schools (ranking #11 out of 874) and in the top 2% nationally of public high schools (ranking #427 out of 17,843). 

In sports, more than 20 Grandview Heights High School spring sport student-athletes received MSL-Ohio All League recognition.  The Grandview Heights High School Boys Track & Field Team won the MSL-Ohio Division title and the Girls Track & Field Team won the OHSAA District title.  At the state meet, the Boys team placed 5th overall. 

Congratulations to Collin Haj Abed who won the state championship in the long jump and 110m hurdles. Connor McCormick finished 4th in pole vault and 6th in the 300m hurdles.  Madeline Palmisciano finished 8th in the Girls 3200m run and was named Most Valuable Runner of the Year in the MSL-Ohio Division. Owen Billeter was named the MSL-Ohio Division Most Valuable Field Events Athlete.  Haj Abed is the first male Grandview Heights High School student-athlete to win a state track championship since 1998.  

On May 28th, we celebrated the Class of 2022 at our 107th Commencement Ceremony where 100% of our seniors are now moving on towards college or a career experience.  Congratulations, graduates!  We can’t wait to see where your next chapter in life takes you! 

Of course, none of these successes would be possible without the hard work and commitment of our students, staff, and the support of our families and community.

This summer our leadership team will be diligently preparing for a successful start to the 2022-2023 school year.  Meanwhile, our construction project continues to be on time, on budget, and on quality.  Stay in touch over the summer!  For the latest district news and updates, visit and follow us on Facebook at Grandview Heights Schools. 

I encourage each and every one of you to dream big this summer in whatever ways speak to you and may your summer be a safe and happy one, too!