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.

Our Mission

The Mission of the Kenston Local School District is to educate each student to be prepared, resilient, and engaged citizens aspiring to academic and personal excellence.

Strategic Plan_Mission, Goals, and Beliefs



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, goals, and beliefs.

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: 2,575 (June 2023)
  • 2023 Graduating Class: 206
  • Percentage of 2022 Graduates attending college/universities: 88%
  • Classroom Teachers: 148
  • Special Education Personnel: 30
  • Administrative Personnel: 20
  • Average Teaching Experience: 19 years
  • Advanced Degrees: 6 with Doctorates
  • Certified Staff with 5+ years: 87%