Shaker Heights Middle School
is located in Shaker Heights, Ohio
, a suburb of Cleveland
, and is part of the Shaker Heights City School District
. Being the sole public middle school in the district, it serves about 900 students in grades seven and eight.
Constructed in 1957 as Byron Junior High School
, the Middle School is the newest of Shaker’s eight school buildings. In addition to classrooms, the school contains a regulation-size indoor swimming pool, two large gymnasiums, a 1,000-seat auditorium that can accommodate musical and dramatic performances, science and computer labs, a cafeteria, a clinic, and a spacious library media center. Four athletic fields, a running track, tennis courts, and a landscaped courtyard round out the campus. In 1985, as part of a district wide reorganization, Byron became Shaker Middle School and assumed its current grade structure.
The academic program provides new challenges and solid support, with both advanced and basic skills classes available in selected subjects. Course placements are made in consultation with students, parents, and the Middle School counselors. Individual students and teams from Shaker Middle School consistently turn in prize-winning efforts in science, mathematics, foreign language, and writing competitions at the regional, state and national levels.
The study of literature in grades 7 and 8 encompasses analysis and discussion of literature of various genres. A great deal of emphasis... Read More