“Here in Swanton our goal is to create an environment where students are given the tools which will allow them to pursue their path in life and find happiness and success. ”

Chris Lake


Swanton Local School District | Superintendent’s Office

108 North Main Street | t: (419) 826 – 7085 | f: (419) 825 – 1197

Welcome to the Swanton Local School District! The school system has been serving the community of Swanton since 1897. Currently the district serves approximately 1300 students in three buildings which are located in the heart of the community. Here in Swanton, “Our vision is to be the district of choice with an academic environment where student achievement is top priority, community involvement is vital, all individuals are valued and the school is a point of pride.”

We are so excited for the 2018-19 school year to begin because it promises to be another outstanding year to be a Bulldog! As a district we are constantly seeking to improve in all areas of our operations. We have devoted a lot of time and energy over this past summer to beautify our school buildings and athletic facilities. Our hardworking custodians have cleaned all of the buildings from top to bottom and the hallways and classrooms are shining. Our middle school and elementary school have received fresh coats of paint in the hallways to brighten things up and show the pride we have in schools. The football stadium is getting a much needed facelift with fresh landscaping all around the field. We want visitors to our facilities to feel the pride we have in our wonderful little school district.

In the academic arena we are pleased to be introducing the Strategic Instruction Model (SIM) to our middle and high school. SIM, along with the LETRS program at SES, will focus on improving literacy across the board in the Swanton Local School District. These classroom strategies will provide our students with the tools they need to boost their reading abilities. Literacy is the foundation upon which all other skills are built and we are confident that our students will benefit from these strategies.

The Swanton Local School District continues its commitment to providing our students with access to technology. Each student in grades 5-12 has their own Chromebook which they can take home with them. In the elementary school we have several classroom sets of chromebooks for our younger students to use as often as they need. Each year we continue to upgrade our technology infrastructure for students and staff. For example, just this past summer the tech department finished installing SmartBoards in every classroom in the district.  

Here in Swanton our goal is to create an environment where students are given the tools which will allow them to pursue their path in life and find happiness and success. In working to achieve this goal we are striving to create close ties to parents, community members and local businesses in an effort to enhance what we can accomplish for our students. Swanton is a quiet suburban community located only few short miles from Toledo, Ohio. For anyone seeking a small town lifestyle with easy access to a larger city then Swanton is the place for you. Together the Village of Swanton and the Swanton Local School District have an outstanding partnership that makes Swanton a great place to raise children.

As a long time resident and parent of two students currently in the Swanton Local School District I can unequivocally state that here at Swanton students are provided with an excellent education. We have an exceptional group of people working in all departments who truly care about kids and you can see it in everything that they do. Once again welcome to the Swanton Local School District, your district of choice.  



Mr. Chris Lake

Superintendent of the Swanton Local School District