School Buildings at Kent City Schools
Kent City Schools serves 3,390 students in four elementary schools, one middle school and one high school. The district is comprised of Franklin Township, the villages of Brady Lake, Sugar Bush Knolls and the city of Kent.
On the newly-revised Ohio Department of Education report card, Kent City Schools received an “A” grade in Overall Student Progress for the 2013-14 school year. Our current Five-Year Strategic Plan focuses on four goal areas, including achievement, facility/ fiscal planning, global awareness and technology. Students at Theodore Roosevelt High School can choose from more than 200 courses and participate in over 60 clubs and 17 sports. Opened in 1999, Stanton Middle School incorporates an interdisciplinary teaching approach. Technology literacy begins in the elementary schools with computer labs and classroom computers.
Facts and Figures
The Kent City School District currently enrolls the following numbers for the 2014-2015 school year:
1,262 elementary students
711 middle school students
1,313 high school students
- Four elementary schools, one middle school, one high school
- Average teacher classroom experience: 12.5 years
- 77% percent of teachers have master’s degrees
What makes the Kent Schools special?
- A diverse student body combines many backgrounds, talents and cultures.
- All district buildings are wired for Internet, coaxial cable, telephone and networking, with additional fiber optic cables for upgrading. Each school has at least one computer lab.
- A continuum of support is available for students with special needs, including the latest in technological aids for students.
- Enrichment is provided from kindergarten through twelfth grade for gifted and academically talented children.
- A character education program helps integrate positive character traits into the curriculum at every grade level while addressing issues important to families and the community.
The City of Kent is an excellent place to live and work. In the past few years, a $106 million public and private investment has transformed downtown Kent into a vibrant destination for visiting, eating, shopping, working and living. A tree-lined Esplanade links the Kent State University campus with the thriving downtown, symbolizing a positive town-gown partnership. The new Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center serves as a cornerstone for the redevelopment project, which includes retail stores, restaurants, condominiums, apartments and business offices.
With nearly 30,000 residents, Kent is home to Kent State University, the city’s largest employer. About 29,000 students are enrolled on KSU’s main campus, which brings cultural diversity to the Kent community. A new municipal courthouse was constructed on Main Street in 2014. Located close to Akron and Cleveland, Kent has a number of beautiful parks, as well as a hike and bike trail near the Cuyahoga River.
The elementary schools offer a diverse curriculum of reading, mathematics, English, spelling, handwriting, composition, computers, social studies, science, health, art, physical education and music. Special programs include visits from children’s authors, distance learning, Right to Read Week, multicultural art and music programs, and many other activities.
Stanton Middle School
Stanton Middle School first opened its doors to students in the fall of 1999. The middle school serves all sixth, seventh, and eight graders.
Students are taught in interdisciplinary teams. A student spends the majority of his or her day in a pod, and leaves for specials such as art, music, physical education, and lunch. Technology is emphasized and was incorporated into the construction of the middle school. Several computer labs are located in the building, as well as additional technology opportunities available through the media center. Each classroom is equipped with voice, video, and data capabilities.
Roosevelt High School
The District’s one high school serves students from grades nine through twelve. Sixty-eight percent of the faculty members hold at least a Master’s degree or beyond.
The high school philosophy states that the primary task of the school is to prepare their students to take their place in an extremely complex society where high levels of knowledge, related work skills, and understanding of a changing world are required. The faculty and staff encourage and guide students through a critical period of intellectual, emotional, physical, and social development.
Students can choose from among more than 200 classes, including an extensive Career Technical curriculum, electives in art, speech, drama, journalism, music, foreign language, math, English, science, and social studies. Students can enroll in college courses through Kent State and Akron Universities or participate in an independent study program in which the student works with an advisor on a subject of personal interest.
High school interscholastic sports offered are: cross country, field hockey, football, golf, soccer, tennis, volleyball, basketball, ice hockey, swimming and diving, wrestling, baseball, softball, lacrosse, track and cheerleading.