About Our District

Message from Nancy Santilli

Family and community engagement is vital to student achievement and success. The collaboration among our families, schools and community organizations is powerful.  It provides relationships that connect our students to the greater community and support their success, not just educationally but socially.

As a public school, we reflect the values of our community.  We share the belief of our residents that the purpose of education is to prepare students academically to enter the workforce as good citizens; we all want the best for our children.  These beliefs are reflected in the goals of the district.

Goals

  • Inspiring Student Achievement
  • Inspiring Citizenship (Peaceful Environment at Kenston/PEAK)
  • Inspiring Health and Wellness (Promoting Learning through Active Youth/Play Blue)
  • Inspiring Innovation (Go Green/Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math/STEAM)
  • Inspiring Connections/Communication

We strive to ensure that the district is equipped and ready to handle global trends such as the increased demand for college and career readiness and to keep emphasizing the impact of access to technology and information.  The framework for instruction is designed to address the critical skills for the 21st century learning: creativity, collaboration, communication and critical thinking.  We will continue to be innovative and forward thinking to provide the best educational experience for your children.

We welcome partnerships within our community and our alumni establishing lasting connections that create authentic learning experiences for our students.

Bomber History

As the story goes, before the formation of the Kenston Local School District, students at Bainbridge School were asked to come up with ideas for a school mascot. Why the Bombers? At the time, B-25 Bombers were constantly flying over the school from the Ravenna arsenal. Riding the wave of patriotism during World War II and having a special attachment to the B-25 that protected the freedoms our country enjoys and the servicemen overseas, the student body decided on the “Bomber” as the district mascot. In 1953, when Kenston Schools consolidated Auburn School and Bainbridge Schools, the Bombers remained adding a hint of red to our colors as homage to the Auburn “Redcats.”

 

District Statistics

  • Schools: 2 elementary, 1 middle, 1 high school
  • Total Enrollment: 2,858
  • Cost per Pupil: $11,560
  • 2017 Graduating Class: 248
  • Percentage of 2017 Graduates attending college/universities: 90%
  • Classroom Teachers: 192
  • Special Education Personnel: 35
  • Administrative Personnel: 14
  • Average Teaching Experience: 14.1 years
  • Advanced Degrees: 83%
  • Average Teacher Salary: $68,900
Student Data - Based on October 2013 enrollment figures        
SchoolWhiteAsianBlackHispanicMulti-RacialNative AmericanUnidentifiedTotal
Timmons Elementary School665925252900753
Kenston Intermediate School39491641300436
Kenston Middle School68563392106760
Kenston High School963856169091061
Total27073213054720153010