Vision: Barberton City Schools ... pursuing excellence for a bright tomorrow.
Mission: To serve every child by challenging him/her to act with purpose and compassion in order to be productive, contributing citizens of our community and the world, and to impact future generations.
Barberton City Schools Strategic Plan
The Board of Education determined in January, 2014 that there was a need to embark in a planning process that would lead the school district through the years ahead. There are many uses for district funds that are not optional when running a school district, but there are also programs, staff and facility improvements that are optional, and the community should be given the opportunity to voice an opinion.

At the heart of this plan are the students of Barberton. The Barberton City School District feels strongly that they are entrusted to provide the best educational opportunities to its students, as evidenced in the Beliefs, Mission and Vision Statements.

The Board of Education would like to thank all of the dedicated staff, students, parents and community members who gave their time and talents in order to complete this plan. We welcome further comments and suggestions from them and other stakeholders who were not involved in the original process. Please send these comments to Superintendent Patti Cleary at or to 479 Norton Ave., Barberton OH 44203.

Quality Profile
About BCSD
Barberton City School District serves over 3700 children from kindergarten through twelfth grade. Academically the district was rated by the State of Ohio as “Excellent” in 2012. In 2013 Barberton Schools rated an “A” in academic progress. Barberton High School offers nine AP courses, and is a member of the Four Cities Compact, along with Copley, Norton and Wadsworth, to offer 18 career-technical programs for eleventh and twelfth grade students.
Eleven college and universities are within 35 miles of Barberton. Through collaborations with the University of Akron and Stark State College, BHS students are able earn college credit while still in high school. Adult classes are also offered within BHS in the evening and during the summer.
Barberton City School District has an excellent arts curriculum, featuring award-winning band and vocal music programs in grades 5-12 and a full continuum of visual arts, K-12. The Destination Imagination program is among the best in the State, boasting four teams who won the right to compete at the Global DI Tournament in 2014.
Barberton Athletic Programs will enter the new expanded Suburban League in 2014. Barberton athletes compete against traditional area rivals and are known for their competitiveness, sportsmanship and Magic Pride.
The school district has recently completed a $75 million construction and renovation project which has provided modern, technology-rich buildings. Barberton High School, with students in grades 9 to 12, opened in 2000 and is adjacent to a new field house and renovated stadium. Barberton Middle School, across the street from the high school campus, opened in 2011 and houses students in grades 5-8. Barberton Elementary School East and Barberton Elementary School West both opened in 2012. Each elementary building serves students in kindergarten through grade 4. Our four buildings are Energy Star rated for efficiency in utility use. The two Barberton Elementary buildings are LEED certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).
BCSD takes safety and security seriously. Each of our school buildings has a Barberton Police Department trained Resource Officer or Juvenile Diversion Specialist on site each day. Our buildings have security cameras and are locked down when students are in the building. Our staff and students have been trained in the ALICE (alert, lockdown, inform, counter, evacuate) procedure and have safety drills each year with the cooperation and assistance of the Barberton Police Department and Barberton Fire Department.
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