Bay Village is a city located west of Cleveland in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States. Bay Village is home to the Cleveland Metroparks Huntington Reservation. Lake Erie Nature & Science Center, Huntington Playhouse, and BAYarts are also located within the reservation.
Before the first white men explored the area around 1600, Erie Indians lived in Bay Village and the surrounding areas. The most important Indian trail in Ohio is present-day Lake Road, which is a main road in Bay Village. Joseph Cahoon settled the City of Bay Village in 1810. Bay Village was part of the original Dover Township. Bay Township split from Dover Township in 1901. In 1903, Bay Village was incorporated, and the first mayor and council were elected. In 1917, the last Cahoon descendent died, leaving the family home and 115 acres of land to the city. John Huntington, one of the original partners of Standard Oil Company, donated his summer estate to the Cleveland Metroparks. Bay Village became a city on January 1, 1950, when it had reached a population of 6,917.
Bay High School was awarded the yellow ribbon award in the school year of 2010-2011. Newsweek magazine placed Bay High School 793rd in its 2009 ranking of the top 1,500 U.S. high schools. There are about 2,500 students in the Bay Village City School District, and four school buildings. Normandy Elementary serves grades K-2, Westerly Elementary serves grades 3-4, Bay Middle School serves grades 5-8, and Bay High School serves grades 9-12. Bay High School earned a Silver Medal ranking in 2012 from the U.S. News and World Report’s Best High Schools list. In Ohio, Bay High was ranked 20th, and in the nation, 512th.