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Highland Prom is 6/11

Highland High School Prom will be held from 6-10:30 p.m. on Friday, June 11 at Weymouth Country Club. The event will be followed by After Prom festivities at Highland High School from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Current mandates by the Medina County Health Department require Weymouth Country Club to limit attendees to 300.

  • Due to the attendance limit, tickets will be sold to HHS seniors first. Tickets can be purchased during lunch periods through May 12.
  • VLA students may purchase tickets at HHS any day from May 7-12 during lunch periods (10:40 a.m. to 12:40 p.m.). 
  • Medina County Career Center students  will have the opportunity to purchase tickets at the MCCC, or may also come to HHS.
  • The number of guest tickets available will be based on the number of tickets sold to Highland seniors.  
  • Please note that senior tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. A senior cannot buy a ticket in his/her name so that their friend can bring a guest.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Mrs. Carrie Knapp, Principal, at, or Mr. Josh Backo, Assistant Principal, at

Commencement Set for 6/5 at Stadium

Highland High School will host its 2021 commencement ceremony at 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 5 at the Highland Stadium, with fireworks to follow (pending township approval). In case of rain, the event will be held at 11 a.m. on Sunday, June 6.

  • The decision to relocate the graduation ceremony from E.J. Thomas Hall in Akron was primarily due to strict capacity limits for graduates and guests. Additionally, the venue would not allow choirs, orchestras, or bands to perform in conjunction with the program.
  • Each family of a graduating senior will be provided with 6 tickets to attend the ceremony. Graduates do not require a ticket. The ceremony will also be live-streamed and available for playback.
  • At this time, it is requested that graduates and guests hold both June 5 and June 6 available in case ceremony times need to be adjusted based on weather conditions.

We are excited to be able to offer this event to our 2021 graduating class! If you have any questions, please contact the HHS office at 330-239-1901, ext 5206.

Order Your STAR Awards Today!

The Staff and Teacher Award Recognition (STAR) program honors a Highland teacher, staff or community member for their outstanding achievements, while providing vital support to Highland Schools. Recipients are presented with a certificate and gift. Proceeds from the program help to fund unique and innovative learning opportunities for students and the community. Deadline to place your order is Friday, May 28 with delivery the week of June 7. Please order your STAR Awards HERE!

HHS #34 in State, #10 in Cleveland Area

Best HS BadgeHighland High School continues its impressive climb in state and national rankings in the 2021 Best High Schools, released by U.S. News on April 27.

Highland High School is now ranked #10 out of 123 high schools in the Cleveland Metro area, #34 among Ohio’s 872 high schools and #881 out of 17,857 high schools nationally. In 2020, HHS was ranked #13, #36 and #1,013 respectively.

"These are incredible gains despite a year overshadowed by so much change and uncertainty for our students, staff and families," stated Highland Schools Superintendent Catherine Aukerman. "Yet collectively we rose to the challenge and persevered. This is not only a great accomplishment for Highland High School, but for the entire district and community. A strong school district equals a strong community, and we are proud to once again be recognized as one of the best."

U.S. News evaluated over 24,000 public high schools nationwide, with more than 18,000 schools ranked. The highest ranked public schools are those whose students demonstrated outstanding outcomes above expectations in math and reading state assessments, passed a diverse array of college-level exams and graduated in high proportions. Learn more:

Orchestra Concerts Set for 5/13

The Highland High School Orchestras are excited to present their Spring Celebration Concerts to be held on Thursday, May 13. Due to Department of Health restrictions on indoor gatherings, each orchestra will be performing separately and each event is limited to FOUR family members or friends per student. Face coverings will be required at all events. 

FREE tickets can be reserved in advance by using the links below. You will need to know your student’s orchestra class in order to reserve your seats. The links are also available on the students’ Google Classrooms. Please contact Mrs. Rachel Gamin at with any questions.

Class of 2021 Honors Graduates Announced!

Congratulations to the Class of 2021 Honors Graduates -- including Summa Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude and Cum Laude honorees! So proud of you!  Download Full List