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Our Schools

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 -
    • AP courses include: Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, English Language & Composition, English Literature & Composition,  Psychology, and Statistics
    • 166 students enrolled in AP classes in 2018-19; 72 took the AP test
  • College Credit Plus Program - 10 students are full-time CCP currently
  • 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

  • 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 was recognized by the National Association of Music Merchants as a “2018 Best Community for Music Education.” Follow these links to the programs websites:

Band
Choir
Theatre

Technology - The ratio of chromebooks to students at the elementary level is 2:1, at the High School level the ratio is 1:1.  For information about our technology initiative and our 1:1 program at the High School visit District Programs.

 

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, and MH K-5
East End Elementary:  Preschool and 5th

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