Warrensville Heights has everything I need. While it’s not the biggest suburb, it’s so centrally located that it seems like I know everyone from Warrensville Heights along with all the surrounding suburbs.
As a mother of an 11-year-old son and 14-year-old daughter, I love the education they’re getting in Warrensville Heights’ school system. When my son first started going to school, there was a school voucher program in place so a lot of his friends in the neighborhood didn’t go to school with him, which was tough. That all changed when Donald Jolly took over as superintendent in 2015. He’s reopened some closed schools and changed the whole vibe around the school district.
We went from having failing grades as a district to now averaging B’s and C’s. Once the construction of the new elementary school is complete, we’ll be able to compete with all the other East Side suburbs.
It’s been great that my children have been able to grow up in a predominantly African American neighborhood and school district. I feel like it’s allowed them to flourish academically and personally because they’re surrounded by a feeling of acceptance and understanding from their peers and teachers.