Where Schools and Community Prepare Students to Thrive
The Barberton City School District offers academic, athletic and arts programs that give each student the opportunity to grow in knowledge, confidence and integrity.
We offer specialized services for ALL grades and ALL children, including gifted and accelerated programs beginning in 3rd grade. Plus, FREE after-school tutoring includes FREE busing.
Our many services and extracurricular activities also empower students to be ready for the real world whether they choose college, work or service to our country.
The Barberton City School District is proud to be in a community that cares so much about its children.
Businesses and organizations sponsor programs that inspire growth, learning and good citizenship. They include the Barberton Community Foundation, the Kiwanis, the YMCA, the Barberton Library, the businesses that provide training to Four Cities Educational Compact, and many more. This shows that Barberton is a community that believes in our children by supporting our schools.
We are grateful to organizations and individuals whose contributions benefit the Magic City Kiwanis Esther Ryan Shoe Fund, which provides students with safe and warm footwear. The Ben Curtis Family Foundation addresses food insecurity by giving Birdie Bags filled with meals, snacks and toiletries to students.
School Safety & Anti-Bullying
Every child deserves a safe, secure place to learn. That’s why we strive for a learning environment with guidelines for responsible, respectful behavior. Even during remote learning, these following principles were taught to all students:
WE LOVE OUR STUDENTS!
The district follows best practices from leading health agencies to keep our schools safe. We have also make sure every student has a Chromebook laptop computer to keep up with studies.
WE DON’T DO THAT HERE!
Bullying is not tolerated at Barberton schools and this is made evident through posters, stickers and the way we teach. We encourage students to call out bullying behavior. Students and families can rest assured, Barberton schools puts a stop to any bullying behavior right away.
IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING!
Every morning, our students pledge to be responsible, respectful, safe and ready to learn. If they see something that’s dangerous or disrespectful, they are encouraged to tell an adult. We promise our students that we will listen – and we do.
SAFE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT!
Students can achieve their best work when they are focused - this is why every school building in the district has a School Resource Officer (SRO), providing safety and positive interactions with the police in the community.