About Our District
Serving a culturally and economically diverse 52-square-mile area in northeastern Franklin and southern Delaware counties, Westerville City Schools serves approximately 14,250 students and is the 10th-largest district in Ohio. The district operates 16 elementary schools, four middle school and three high schools. For the 16th consecutive year, Westerville Schools earned the “What Parents Want” in education designation from SchoolMatch. The Class of 2007 earned more that $25 million in scholarship offers and, on average, more than 80 percent of Westerville School District graduates pursue a post-secondary education at colleges and universities around the world.
Students in Westerville Schools continue to meet or exceed state standards for Ohio Achievement Test scores and Ohio Graduation Test pass rates. The district offers academic coaches; Advanced Placement courses; a high school International Baccalaureate program; Able and Talented resource centers; Arts, Math/Science, and World Languages/Culture elementary magnet schools; Peer Mediation training; the EOS alternative program for at-risk students; Service Learning opportunities; active business partnerships; and specialized programs that meet the needs of our 1,600 special needs students, our 2,700 gifted students and our 1,250 English as a Second Language students.
Westerville is also recognized for its tradition of excellence in athletics and other extracurricular opportunities. The district promotes sportsmanship, teamwork and camaraderie on its athletic fields, the overarching philosophy being that these character-building tools last a lifetime and contribute to the future success of its students.
Westerville Schools is successful because of the ongoing collaboration between students, staff, administrators, parents and the community. The district has recently committed itself to enhancing these relationships and its community engagement efforts by formally establishing a Community Relations Department. The district enjoys a statewide reputation as an exemplary school district and recently met its goal of earning the “Excellent” designation from the Ohio Department of Education. Children come first in Westerville Schools and the district’s number one priority remains improving student achievement.
Westerville City School is a publicly funded organization
No. of Schools: 23
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