“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.”
“It is a privilege to have the opportunity to serve as superintendent in the school system that provided the foundation needed in order to lead this district toward our vision.”
Swanton Local School District | Superintendent’s Office
108 North Main Street | t: (419) 826 – 7085 | f: (419) 826 – 1197
It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Swanton Local School District’s new Website. Within this site’s pages there is a wealth of information that is beneficial to district students, parents, residents, and potential newcomers to our district. We hope you find it to be yet another element in our offerings that allows our district to continue building on the tradition of excellence that has come to be known as the Swanton Local School District.
Our school system has been serving the people and children of the Swanton community and surrounding area since as early as 1897. During its long history, the district has become known for preparing students for success in whatever route life takes them. We are proud to boast about our graduates’ achievements which include:
- A Presidentially-appointed U.S. District Judge,
- Law school valedictorian,
- Professor of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology,
- Oscar Award nominee,
- decorated military personnel,
- best-selling author, and
- professional athletes,
to name just a few. As you can see we have many distinguished alumni to speak of.
The Swanton Local School District’s small suburban setting with an enrollment around 1,300 students in grades K-12 is perfect for those looking for a small-town, faith-based, and business-friendly community. Coupled with the amenities of the City of Toledo just 10 miles up the road, makes the charm and convenience of our village and community perfect for raising a family.
Students attend 4 buildings configured by grade levels:
- Grades K-2 attend Crestwood Elementary School (CES),
- Park Elementary School (PES) is for grades 3-5,
- our 6th through 8th graders attend the Swanton Middle School building (SMS),
- and Swanton High School (SHS), which was featured in the June 2004 edition of School Planning & Management “Education Design Showcase” houses grades 9 through 12.
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. This vision will be accomplished through a clear and primary focus on the mission of providing a superior educational experience by working together with students, families, and community. In addition, our dedicated staff provides a rigorous, challenging curriculum in a climate of high expectations where all children are given the opportunity to learn in a safe, orderly environment.
With that in mind, the Swanton School community is an integral part of the success of our school system. Our voters consistently support the operations of our schools at the ballot box and their generosity is something for which we are very grateful. For this reason, Swanton consistently ranks as an excellent system per the Ohio Department of Education’s Local Report card. This rating is the result of the involvement of our parents and community members, the commitment of our staff members, and the spirit and effort of our student body.
The strategic priority teams continue to work together toward the objectives of each. They include the areas of Communication, Programming, Fiscal Responsibility, and Pride.
Mr. Jeff Schlade
Superintendent of the Swanton Local School District
SHS Class of ‘86