District Profile

District Profile

Barberton City Schools

Empowering our students to take on the future with character, confidence and hard work.


It's not just a slogan. It's the real, action-based philosophy of the entire community preparing children to thrive in a competitive world. And it’s a journey that begins in Barberton City Schools.

Strong Futures Start in Barberton

Where Schools and Community Prepare Students to Thrive

Supportive Schools

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 country. One such activity is Destination Imagination (DI), which allows school age groups to competitively invent, solve problems and work in teams. DI students improve their creative and critical thinking skills. Barberton’s high school team recently placed 10th in the world!

Caring Community

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.

Great Beginnings in Barberton

The journey begins in our two elementary schools, Barberton Elementary West and Barberton Elementary East. Students start young building skills and engaging in school and community activities.

Starting Strong

Barberton elementary schools provide a rock solid foundation for a lifetime of learning. The Ohio Kindergarten Readiness Assessment helps us immediately begin to pave a path to success for each student. That has led to 100% of our 3rd graders meeting the Third Grade Reading Guarantee and EXCEEDS the state average on the Third Grade Literacy Test.*

*Barberton Schools State of the District Release and FAQ’s 2016

Beyond the Basics

As they build skills, Barberton elementary students also learn other essentials – such as free swimming lessons in the 2nd Grade Water Safety Program provided by the YMCA and supported by the Barberton Community Foundation. 

Exposure to the arts builds character and imagination, so Barberton elementary students attend shows at Magical Theatre Company, NE Ohio’s only professional children’s theater, inspiring many of them to participate in our choir and theater activities.

The Journey Continues

Barberton Middle School

Academic Accomplishments

Barberton Middle School won the Momentum Award* from the Ohio State Board of Education, making it one of the only schools in the state to meet and exceed grade-level expectations in reading and math. *2015

Barberton Middle School students receive exciting, challenging science and technology instruction that continues their preparation for higher education and the modern workplace.

The Power of Practice in the Arts and Athletics

They also begin to enjoy the rewards of practicing their music lessons, and the thrill of teamwork in band performances and athletics. Through the Kiwanis, middle school students build leadership and citizenship skills in community service projects.

Gateway to the Future

Barberton High School

On this leg of the journey, our students are not “running on E” but on what we call the Three E’s. Barberton Schools prepare our young adults to be “enrolled, employed or enlisted” – off to college, working in a trade or serving our country.

Barberton High School offers challenging, rewarding programs and initiatives that prime our students for successful lives after graduation:

Students engage in advanced tech studies. Barberton High School’s S.T.E.M lab features 3D printers. Students even designed low-cost functional prosthetic hands that will be given to needy children around the world, a story featured on Cleveland’s Fox 8 News.

Photography by: MYKOTORI, centerdigitaled.com

Prepared and Professional

The 4 Cities Compact – Barberton and neighbor cities work together to offer programs for employment in business, medical, tech, public safety, manufacturing and other industries. High school students graduate qualified for solid jobs!

College Credit Plus – Our district facilitated Barberton students to earn 391 credit hours* at University of Akron and Stark State College – saving their families nearly $175,000 in tuition and book costs. *2015-16.

The Barberton Community Foundation demonstrates support for hard-working high school students by awarding nearly $300,000 in scholarships every year.

Do Your Job – Created by Principal Jeff Ramnytz to teach 10 skills we believe make EVERY student more employable, including:

  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Personal management skills
  • Interpersonal effectiveness
  • Computer/technical literacy
  • Leadership/management skills
  • Learning skills
  • Academic competence in reading and math
  • Strong work values


The Road Ahead

There is no “end of the road” in a Barberton education, only crossroads to exciting places: college, trade careers, service to country and more.

Some will stay, deepen their roots and continue the best Barberton traditions while creating new ones for the next generation to cherish. Others move on, bringing the best of Barberton with them. Our children will follow their own paths, but it will always lead back to a community that values education and character. Most of all, Barberton schools give every child an opportunity to discover and grow their gifts and talents.

Barberton is just the beginning... 

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