Maple Heights High School is a public high school located in Maple Heights, Ohio, southeast of Cleveland, Ohio. It graduated its first class in 1925. It was the first high school in America to offer a credit class in popular culture studies, created in 1975. It also offered a broadcast journalism class, Television Journalism, which produced a long-running public-access televisioncable TV program entitled Maple Schools Today, which ran on several Cleveland Ohio cable outlets from 1984 through 2002.
A completely new high school building opened in 2013, replacing one that dated back 90 years. A new stadium with artificial turf and an all-weather track opened in 2014.
Maple Heights High School athletics is best known for the success of the boys’ wrestling teams. They won 10 state championships in a 19-year period from 1956–1974. They were led by legendary coach Mike Milkovich. Milkovich played a role in a sports brawl that led eventually to a U.S. Supreme Court case, Milkovich v. Lorain Journal Co., an important free speech case.
The team nickname is the Mustangs.
- Wrestling – 1956, 1957, 1962, 1963, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1974 
- Football – 2010 
- Chuck Findley – Class of 1965. trumpet player in The Tonight Show Band, Steely Dan and The Wrecking Crew.
- Bruce E. Grooms – retired vice admiral in the United States Navy.
- Len Kosmalski – NBA basketball player (Kansas City Kings)
- Jim Krusoe – novelist, poet, and short story writer.[unreliable source?]
- Frank Mestnik – Class of 1953. professional football player (St. Louis Cardinals and Green Bay Packers).
- Dale Mohorcic – relief pitcher in Major League Baseball from 1986 to 1990.
- Ric Ocasek – Class of 1963. Lead singer of the Cars.
- Mary Oliver – Pulitzer Prize and American Book Award winning poet.
- Richard Quinn – professional football player (Denver Broncos and Washington Redskins).