About Kenston

A Message from Nancy Santilli

Dear Kenston Community,

Your children, our students, are at the heart of all that we do at Kenston.  Every student’s experience will be as different as their learning style, interests and passions.  Kenston teachers and support staff are committed to the education of the “whole” child.

Students are challenged academically and prepared for success beyond Kenston in college, the workplace and life.  We strive to engage and motivate students with a well-rounded and integrated curriculum.  Our teachers, administrators, support staff and other caring adults take a personal interest in your children, their achievement and happiness.

We work diligently to provide a physically and emotionally safe environment where students feel valued at Kenston and at home.  Health and wellness is critical to student success, including physical activity, mental well-being and nutritious meals which foster healthy life choices.

We believe that our students develop empathy, leadership and connect with society when they give back through community service.  The district champions “Go Green” practices to develop children who are stewards to the environment.

Every day, you share your children with us to educate and nurture them.  Our teachers teach with heart.  We are humbled and grateful for the opportunity to impact and make a difference in their lives.

We are Kenston, a family and a community.

Bombers Fly Together!

Nancy R. Santilli

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:2,594 (June 6, 2021)
  • 2021 Graduating Class: 245
  • Percentage of 2021 Graduates attending college/universities: 82%
  • Classroom Teachers: 156
  • Special Education Personnel: 41
  • Administrative Personnel: 18
  • Average Teaching Experience: 15 years
  • Advanced Degrees: 4 with Doctorates
  • Certified Staff with 5+ years: 98%