EDUCATION

Our students’ performance show why the best and brightest call Ashland home.

In Ashland County, you will find a dedication to education in 6 public school districts (most of them rating “excellent” or better), 2 affiliated career centers, and 2 private schools. Along with K-12 education, Ashland County values higher education, playing home to a four-year private university and a center for adult education. Other technical, private, and state institutions surround Ashland in neighboring counties.

Our educational institutions form partnerships among themselves and with the business community to strive for continuous improvement.

Ashland County Public School Districts K-12

Ashland City School District is a public school district serving students in the city of Ashland, Montgomery Township, Milton Township, and parts of Perry Township in Ashland County, Ohio, United States.

Enrollment Number in Elementary School – 1927
Enrollment Number in Secondary/Middle School – 543
Enrollment Number in High School – 1199
Total Enrollment Number – 3669

Instructional Spending Per Student – $4,865
Total Spending Per Student – $7,745

Student to Teacher Ratio – 17:01

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Black River is a small rural district of approximately 1200 students. There is no community of Black River. The district is composed of Five townships. In fact, a portion of the district complex is in Ashland and Medina Counties. The largest building is the newest building, The Black River Education Center (BREC). Students moved into this building in 1996. It houses students from Pre-K through 8th grade. The High School, which is the oldest building has housed high school students (9-12) since 1960.

The Black River Local Schools have a tradition of academic excellence. The community encourages and supports the curriculum that prepares students to achieve to the best of their ability. The faculty has high expectations and through their instruction and dedication in and outside the classroom, students excel.

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Crestview Local Schools are dedicated to the continuation and improvement of our democratic society by means of the fullest possible development of each and every individual. We endeavor to effectively develop the knowledge, skills, habits, understanding, attitudes, and personal attributes essential for rich personal living, sound selection of and effective participation in a vocation, satisfying human relationships, and becoming a responsible, contributing citizen to our democratic society. 

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Hillsdale’s mission is to build character and expect excellence in our students by providing diverse opportunities in academics, fine arts, career and technical education, extra-curricular activities, leadership and service.  The opportunities must inspire and empower students to value learning as an ongoing process; to gain knowledge and skills they need for continued education and employment in a changing global society.

The Hillsdale Local Schools, in partnership with the community, will build character and expect excellence by providing a safe and challenging environment that prepares students to be successful in life.

Enrollment Number in Elementary School – 390
Enrollment Number in Secondary/Middle School – 339
Enrollment Number in High School – 404
Total Enrollment Number – 1133

Instructional Spending Per Student – $4,831
Total Spending Per Student – $8,196

Student to Teacher Ratio – 18:01

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The Loudonville-Perrysville Ex-empted Village School District encompasses 119 square miles in North Central Ohio, the heart of Mohican Country and the gateway to Amish Country. The district serves students residing in portions of Ashland, Holmes, Knox, and Richland Counties.

The residents of the L-P School District are justifiably proud of the longstanding tradition of providing out- standing academic and athletic opportunities to the community’s young people. The accomplishments of our students, both in the classroom and on the playing field, are reflections of their hard work and the support they receive from the community.

Enrollment Number in Elementary School – 407
Enrollment Number in Secondary/Middle School – 377
Enrollment Number in High School – 566
Total Enrollment Number – 1350

Instructional Spending Per Student – $5,054
Total Spending Per Student – $8,799

Student to Teacher Ratio – 15:01

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Mapleton Local School District is in Orange Township, Ashland County, Ohio that was consolidated in 1962 by merging the high schools in Polk and RugglesTroy. It is the only high school in the Mapleton Local School District. Serving students in grades K-12.

Enrollment Number in Elementary School – 564
Enrollment Number in Secondary/Middle School – N/A
Enrollment Number in High School – 480
Total Enrollment Number – 1044

Instructional Spending Per Student – $4,379
Total Spending Per Student – $7,420

Student to Teacher Ratio – 16:01

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Ashland County Private Schools

Ashland Christian School, founded in 1972, is a non-denominational private school for preschoolers through 8th grade. 

St. Edward School combines high academic standards with the gospel message and a strong sense of community. The curriculum guidelines from the Diocese of Cleveland provide the framework for academic excellence.

Total Number Enrolled – 191
Average Annual Tuition – $2,250

Career Centers

Located just outside of Ashland, the Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center provides career education through seventeen programs as well as regular academic classes to five surrounding public school districts. It also provides adult education through fourteen programs, as well as offers basic literacy, GED, and career enhancement courses. 

Located in Mansfield (Richland County), Madison Adult Career Center has been serving adult students since 1978 through career development training programs, short-term career enhancement training, customized training for business and industry, and personal enrichment/hobby courses.

Located in Shelby (Richland County), Pioneer Career and Technology Center provides career education through thirty-seven programs as well as regular academic classes to fourteen surrounding school districts (including Ashland County’s Crestview Local). It also provides adult education through fourteen programs and five career enrichment classes.

Colleges and Universities

410 College Avenue, Ashland Ohio

Founded in 1878, Ashland University is a mid-sized private institution with 2,200 undergraduate students and a total enrollment of nearly 6,000, including undergraduate and graduate programs as well as off-campus centers in Cleveland, Columbus, Elyria, Mansfield, Massillon, Medina, Westlake, Southwest Ohio/Cincinnati and Detroit, Michigan. Situated on a beautiful 135-acre campus, Ashland University affords close proximity to the big city while maintaining an intimate campus experience in a small-town feel.

Number of Students Enrolled Full-Time – 2,117
Number of Annual Degrees Conferred – 1,550
Number of Undergraduate Total – 987
Number of Graduate Total – 2,260

List of Curricula with Masters Degrees – MBA, Masters of Education, Masters of American History and Government

List of Curricula with Doctorate Degrees – Doctor of Education

2441 Kenwood Circle, Mansfield Ohio

North Central State College is a public two-year community-based educational institution serving the residents of north central Ohio. The College offers high quality, technical education in more than 60 associate degree and certificate programs in Health, Business, Public Service, and Engineering Technologies, as well as customized workforce training programs. 

Number of Students Enrolled Full-Time – 1,004
Number of Annual Degrees Conferred – 544

1680 University Drive, Mansfield Ohio

The Ohio State University at Mansfield was created through a partnership between Mansfield area citizens and the State of Ohio. The campus offers the many resources and opportunities that are expected from Ohio State. Attending the regional campus is like attending a small liberal arts college with the resources of a major university. Students enjoy small classes and low tuition compared to other institutions in the state university system. OSU Mansfield offers both undergraduate and graduate programs.

Number of Students Enrolled Full-Time – 1,464

List of Curricula with Masters Degrees – Masters in Early/ Middle Childhood Education; Masters in Social Work

List of Curricula with Doctorate Degrees – N/A

1328 Dover Road, Wooster Ohio

Located in Wooster (Wayne County), Ohio State ATI is a post-secondary institution for local, regional and international learners seeking technical education in agriculture, horticulture, environmental sciences, business, and engineering technology. Ohio State ATI is recognized and respected as an exemplary public institution that provides associate degrees, certificates and continuing education course work in agriculture, horticulture, environmental sciences, business, and engineering technology, and selected specialty areas. 

Number of Students Enrolled Full-Time – 531
Number of Annual Degrees Conferred – 225

Akron Ohio

Located within metropolitan Akron, OH, Akron University offers more than 300 undergraduate and graduate programs. UA is made up of more than 29,000 students representing 46 U.S. states and 80 foreign countries and has branches in Millersburg, Orrville, Medina, Brunswick, and Lakewood. UA boasts high-tech classrooms in new academic buildings, a new Student Union and Student Recreation and Wellness Center, and 200 campus student organizations. Akron University is also home to the College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering, organized for teaching and research at the graduate level, granting the M.S and PhD in either Polymer Science or Polymer Engineering.

Number of Students Enrolled Full-Time in the Program – 351

Curricula with Masters Degrees – Polymer Science & Polymer Engineering

Curricula with Doctorate Degrees – Polymer Science & Polymer Engineering

1189 Beall Avenue

1189 Beall Avenue, Wooster Ohio

The College of Wooster is located in Wooster, Ohio on 240 acres of campus with a total enrollment of about 2,000 students. The college offers 47 four year programs with student-faculty ration of 11 to 1. The College of Wooster boasts a 90% employment/graduate school rate for students within 6 months of graduation and also ranks 29th overall among liberal arts colleges whose graduates go on to earn a Ph.D., sixth in chemistry, ninth in physical sciences, 15th in political science and public administration, and 18th in history. 

Number of Students Enrolled Full-Time – 1,794

Data Compiled by Ashland Area Council for Economic Development 2012 – Updated 2012

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