District Profile

Wilmington City Schools

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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 more than 2200 students in the following schools:
    • East End Elementary - Preschool
    • Holmes Elementary - Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd 
    • Denver Place - 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grades, and Elementary MH Unit
    • Middle School - 6th through 8th Grade
    • High School - 9th through 12 grade
  • Total staff of over 300 employees
  • High School offers 7 Advanced Placement courses and 5 College Credit Plus courses
  • More than 70% of our graduates go on to higher education
  • Each year our graduating seniors generally receive more than $750,000 in scholarships combined

Our Schools

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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. 90 students participated in 2021-2022.
  • Project Lead the Way (PLTW)
  • Peer Autism Team

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

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

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:




Technology - Wilmington City Schools is a Google 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. Every student in Grades 2-5 have access to a device everyday when they are at school. Each K-1 classroom has 10 Chromebooks that are available to use with students. 

At Wilmington Middle School, each students in grades 6-8 have access to a device everyday while at school. 

At Wilmington High School, the district is in its 5th 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.  

Chromebooks enable students to learn at school or on-the-go. We call this Anytime/Anywhere learning.  The devices boot up in less than 8 seconds and have over 10 hours of battery life, making them ideal for schools.  

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
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Our Programs

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. 

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