From a brawl that left three teachers injured to disturbing videos and repeated issues with failed state report cards, turmoil in Lorain High School has made headlines more than once this school year.
A group of teens is working to change that.
Students are making a difference, succeeding in the classroom and working to change the way the public sees their school.
Lorain High student Trent Jackson got a perfect ACT score.
"I got a 36, which is a perfect score," Jackson said. "I was ecstatic. Jumping off the walls."
Hannah Lurry is a talented musician with a new album out.
Lorain High student Marquintez Graham works with trainers at the school's athletic department, with aspirations to continue his studies in college.
Fabian Perez, a young man who reached out to News 5, said he is focused on showing the community he's proud to be a part of the positivity in the high school.
"I'm in student council. National Honor Society. Key Club," Perez said, "The reason I came to you is to show there is good in Lorain."
"It's really not that bad," Vasquez said.
"I've never seen a fight in the school," Jackson said.
They focused on making a positive change in the school and the city.
"We are worth it," Perez said.
"There are a lot of good kids here. A lot of smart kids. And I feel like it's a good thing we're trying to shed some light on the positivity," Lurry said.