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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
  • College Credit Plus Program - 90 students participated in CCP classes in 2021-22
  • Project Lead the Way (PLTW)
  • Peer Autism Team

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 has been recognized 5 years in a row by the National Association of Music Merchants as a “Best Community for Music Education.” Follow these links to the programs websites:




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 amore than 1000 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
football players, school supplies by feet, kids on laptops, and kids preforming The Little Mermaid

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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