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About

 Wilmington City Schools

Honoring Tradition. Building Community. Educating for Tomorrow.

Wilmington City School District is comprised of three elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. We strive to provide the highest quality education possible for each and every student.  Here is our District at a glance.

  • Total enrollment is nearly 3000 students in the following schools:
    • Holmes Elementary - Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd 
    • Denver Place - 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grades, and Elementary MH Unit
    • East End Elementary - Preschool
    • Middle School - 6th through 8th Grade
    • High School - 9th through 12 grade
  • Total staff of over 300 employees
  • More than 60% of our graduates go on to higher education
  • 14 graduates entered the military in 2019-20
  • 56 Honors Diplomas earned in 2019-20
  • High School offers 7 Advanced Placement courses and 5 College Credit Plus courses
  • More than $1.3 million in scholarships awarded to Wilmington High Students in 2019-20

 Our Schools

WHS, WMS, Denver, East End, Holmes

Our Mission, as an award-winning and diverse school district, in partnership with parents and community, is to develop in all students the knowledge and skills needed to become productive citizens in the global community by challenging each student with a rigorous, relevant, and stimulating curriculum in a safe and caring environment.

We engage learners, value diversity, embrace technology, encourage community involvement, foster creativity, and provide a safe and caring learning environment designed to inspire students to reach their full potential.

We serve a diverse student body that supports the FFA "Bring Your Tractor to School" day, at the same time they are building a student-run tech support squad for our new Chromebook 1:1 technology initiative.  With a Universal Design for Learning approach in our classrooms, we are creating equal access to the highest quality education for each and every student.

Academics - Each school day at WCS is an opportunity for discovery, creativity, and learning for every single student. We offer:

  • Gifted enrichment 3-8
  • 7 Advanced Placement courses at the High School - Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, English Language & Composition, English Literature & Composition,  Psychology, and Statistics
  • College Credit Plus Program: We offer 5 CCP classes at WHS (129 students participated in 2019-20)
  • Project Lead the Way (PLTW) - read more... 
  • Peer Autism Team - read more...  

Athletics (Southern Buckeye Athletic and Academic Conference) - For information on our Athletics program visit District Programs

  • 22 athletic teams in grades 7-12
  • Over 450 student athletes

Agriculture Education - FFA is a dynamic youth organization within Agriculture Education that changes lives and prepares students for premier leadership, personal growth, and career succes

Fine and Performing Arts - WCSD students have access to the arts at all levels of education. General Music and Art classes are offered K-5. Instrumental Music (Band) and Choir are offered to students starting in the 6th Grade. At WHS, students are offered courses in Music (Band, Choir, and general music courses), Theatre, and Art. Wilmington City Schools has been recognized by the National Association of Music Merchants as a “Best Community for Music Education” for 3 consecutive years (2017-2020).  Follow these links to our program websites:

Band

Choir

Theatre

Technology - Wilmington City Schools is a GSuite district currently supporting over 3000 chrome devices district wide. Each elementary building is equipped with Chromebook carts that allow all students an opportunity to use a device. Denver Elementary has 15 carts, East End has 12 carts, Holmes has 6 carts, and every classroom has 5 chromebooks. Holmes k-1 students also have access to 20 android tablets.

At Wilmington Middle School, WCS currently deploys twenty-four Chromebook carts which totals one cart per core classroom. The ratio of students to Chromebooks is nearly 1:1.

At Wilmington High School, the district is in its 4th year of a 1:1 Chromebook initiative. This means that every individual student at Wilmington High School has a personal Chromebook for his/her educational needs. Students have the opportunity to take the device home each night to extend their learning.

See our District Programs page for more information on our District-wide technology access.

Elementary Schools

Our elementary schools serve approximately 1300 students PreK-5 and are divided by grade level:

Holmes Elementary: Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd
Denver Elementary:  3rd, 4th, 5th, and MH K-5
East End Elementary:  Preschool

We are excellent schools for students to grow academically and socially. We are committed to our students and determined to develop and grow excellent leaders and problem solvers in our students.  It is our priority to collaborate, communicate, and create partnerships with families.

Our elementary schools offer more than 26 combined extra-curricular activities and clubs for student involvement. 

Middle/High Schools

At our Middle School students can choose from a number of mini-clubs available throughout the school year.

Our High School also offers a wide variety of clubs for students, including:

  • Peers helping Peers
  • Interact
  • Key Club
  • Student Council
  • French Club
  • Yearbook Club
  • Chess Club

 Our Programs

Football, school supplies, students using technology, and students in a school musical.

From Athletics and Academics, to Technology and Theatre, WCS has something to offer every student. Visit our District Programs page to learn more about the programs available to our students.