About Kenston

Message to the Community

Our students are at the heart of all that we do. We understand that each student’s educational journey is as unique and different as their way of learning, interests, passions and goals. At Kenston, we strive to know our students, build on their strengths and weaknesses and develop relationships that last a lifetime. We also recognize that we are stronger when working together towards a common goal.

As our Seniors prepared for graduation, we asked them to reflect on their time at Kenston and the impact our staff made in the classroom, the hallways, on the bus, in the clinic, the cafeteria, on our campus and athletic fields. In their own words, here is a small sampling of what they had to say.

The Class of 2022 thanks Kenston’s staff for:

  • putting so much effort and care into my education
  • inspiring me and pushing me to do my best
  • providing me with countless tools to set me up for success
  • challenging me intellectually
  • creating a warm, welcoming environment in your classroom
  • showing me the excitement and complexity of life
  • encouraging me never to stop asking questions
  • opening my eyes to a career field
  • being interested in my future
  • seeing my strengths
  • making me realize my worth
  • believing in me and making me feel confident
  • listening to me
  • letting me express my ideas
  • always taking the time to help me
  • supporting me unconditionally
  • always showing encouragement and kindness
  • making me laugh and making my day a little better
  • being patient
  • being interested in how I was doing
  • being my biggest supporter
  • helping me achieve my goals
  • encouraging me to stand up and make a difference and use my voice
  • challenging me intellectually
  • making learning fun

As the next generation of leaders leaves Kenston, we look forward to another school year and the possibilities that await.

Our Mission

The Mission of the Kenston Local School District is for each student to achieve individual academic excellence and to maximize personal growth in a community which demonstrates and develops mutual respect, responsibility, and life-long learning.

Learn more about our Mission, Vision and Goals

Our Goals

  • Inspire Student Achievement
  • Inspire Citizenship (PEAK/Peaceful Environment at Kenston)
  • Inspire Health and Wellness (Play Blue/Promoting Learning through Active Youth)
  • Inspire Innovation (Go Green/STEAM/Science, Technology, Engineering Art and Math)
  • Inspire Connections and Communication
Learn more about our Mission, Vision and Goals

Get to Know Kenston

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 to add 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: 2,589 (June 2022)
  • 2022 Graduating Class: 231
  • Percentage of 2022 Graduates attending college/universities: 86%
  • Classroom Teachers: 152
  • Special Education Personnel: 42
  • Administrative Personnel: 21
  • Average Teaching Experience: 17 years
  • Advanced Degrees: 5 with Doctorates
  • Certified Staff with 5+ years: 95%