Welcome to Hudson High School, home of the Explorers! Why the Explorers? Two notable explorers played important roles in our city's history.
Hudson's origin stems from a settlement of the Connecticut Land Company; hence, it's New England charm! Around 1800, David Hudson led surveyors through Eastern forests to explorer the territory of what was to become Hudson Township. Later in history, in the 1930's, Lincoln Ellsworth made important contributions to aviation as he led expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic. Ellsworth, the namesake of Ellsworth Elementary on the corner of Stow and Middleton, is buried in Hudson; he grew up here and he attended Western Reserve Academy. Each year we say goodbye to approximately 400 well-prepared graduates who are eager to explore their respective paths as leaders, scholars, and productive citizens.
Hudson High School continues to rank among the top public high schools in our region, state and beyond. Outstanding performances and accomplishments in music, art and athletics complement our number one mission: academic achievement! For example, the Explorers are:
Ranked 94th in the country, 3rd in Ohio and #1 in the northern half of Ohio by Newsweek Magazine (August, 2016)
Exposed to 23 Advanced Placement courses supported by an expansive and comprehensive program of studies that challenges and supports students of all ability levels
Committed to excellence through rigor; 658 students took a total of 1565 AP exams last spring with 84% scoring three and above
Committed to scholarship, service, leadership and character; 157 new members were inducted into membership in the National Honor Society bringing the total to over 300
Committed to academic achievement; 222 Hudson High School graduates in the class of 2016 earned the State of Ohio Honors Diploma (includes a 3.5 GPA and "27" composite on the ACT
Grateful for the impressive community support; the Class of 2016 accepted almost $7 million in scholarship awards; $266,000 from local organizations within the Hudson community
Committed to the arts: 222 Gold, Silver and Honorable Mention awards in the Scholastics Art Awards program
Committed to performance: representatives from instrumental and vocal music programs have recently performed at Carnegie Hall in NYC; the Chamber Orchestra recently performed at the OMEA Music Educators State Conference held at the Cleveland Convention Center--one of only two high school ensembles selected!
Hudson High School wrapped up 2014-15 with the most championships (51) after seven years in the prestigious 18-team Northeast Ohio Conference (NOC); in the first year of the Suburban League, HHS was awarded the "All Sports Championship Trophy" for the most team championships in the National Division.