Rocky River is a city in western Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States. A suburb of Cleveland, it is located along the shore of Lake Erie approximately 9 miles west of downtown Cleveland. The city is named for the Rocky River that forms its eastern border. Most of Rocky River's eastern border follows the river bearing its name, which runs through the Rocky River Reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks system, adjacent to the city's eastern neighbor, Lakewood. A small strip of Cleveland itself also borders Rocky River; however, the two cities are not directly connected via road. Lake Erie lines the entire northern border of the city while the city of Fairview Park marks the southern border. On Rocky River's western border are the cities of Bay Village to the northwest and Westlake to the southwest.
The Rocky River City School District serves the entire city of Rocky River and a small portion of the city Fairview Park. Currently, the Rocky River City Schools serve 2,640 students in 4 buildings. In the 2012-2013 school year, the district earned the "Excellent with Distinction" rating from the Ohio Department of Education and was ranked 3rd out of 610 school districts in the state.
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