Southeast High School

Home of the Pirates!

Have a great Summer!

Upcoming Dates of Importance:

  • August 30: Open House 1-3p

  • September 1: First day of school for students!

  • September 27: Fall Picture Day

Dear Pirate Family,

It is a blessing to return home to Pirate Country. This community has held a special place in my heart, even during the twelve years I was a teacher, administrator, and coach in the state of Virginia. I grew up playing sports and participating in community events throughout Portage County. Ringing the victory bell on Friday nights, cutting down the nets after the final home game in the gymnasium before the renovation, winning the PCL title on the baseball field, participating in pep rallies, and watching my friends showcase their talents in the band, choir, art shows, other athletic teams, and school plays are just a few memories that I cherish from my time as a student at Southeast. What led me to the field of education was the amazing impact my teachers had on me. We still have amazing educators in our building that continue to inspire and model excellence for our students. To be able to come home and lead the school I graduated from is special.

I met my beautiful wife, Ellie, in Virginia and she has heard numerous stories of the amazing experience I had as a student and coach here at Southeast. We are excited to have our children attend Southeast Local Schools. Our six year old, Abigail, will be in first grade in the Primary School. Our four year old, Hannah, will attend the Southeast Co-Op in Edinburg. Our son, Titus, just turned one and will be a future Pirate.

I graduated from Southeast High School in 2003 and attended Kent State University where I earned a Bachelor's Degree in Education in 2008. I accepted a teaching and coaching position in Augusta County, Virginia at Buffalo Gap High School for seven years before becoming a school administrator for Waynesboro City Schools in Virginia. I earned a Master's Degree in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment from Walden University, and my school administrator's license through James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. I am taking classes to earn a doctorate in School Leadership through Liberty University.

I know that we are living in a pivotal time in our nation's history and the task before us is great. I am confident that our school and community is capable of overcoming any adversity or challenge that is in our path. If we work together and remain #PirateStrong there is nothing we can't accomplish together! Join me in this pursuit of coming together to overcome the challenges ahead.

Please don't hesitate to call or email me if you have any questions. I can be reached at, or (330) 654-1960 ext. 1110. You can also find me on Twitter @MrH1029.

Go Pirates,

Josh Herndon


Southeast High School

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High School Contact Information

Phone: (330) 654-1960

Address: 8423 Tallmadge Rd. Ravenna, OH 44266


Principal: Josh Herndon

Assistant Principal: Steve Sigworth

Athletic Director: Pat Youel