Welcome to the West Carrollton City Schools, the school district of
choice in Ohio. Our mission is to engage students' minds, muscles, and
imaginations. West Carrollton Schools are "Committed to Excellence".
We are a suburban school district located south of the City of Dayton in
the southern portion of Montgomery County, Ohio. We serve more than
3,700 K-12 students. Our ten square mile district serves portions of
three municipalities, the City of West Carrollton, City of Moraine, and
Our School Programs
One of our core beliefs is "continuous improvement is an
institutionalized habit". Our teachers and district staff work very
hard to meet the individual needs of each student through differentiated
instruction as well as English as a Second Language, Special Education,
Gifted, and other support systems. The foundation for all of our
academic efforts is the Search Institute's framework for the 40
Developmental Assets. The 40 Developmental Assets are the positive
experiences and personal qualities that young people need to grow up
healthy, caring, and responsible.
The Walter Shade Early Childhood Center offers All-Day Kindergarten and
Preschool programming to its youngest students. Content is focused on
providing opportunities in social, emotional, intellectual, and physical
growth. The mission of the ECC is to provide child-friendly,
developmentally appropriate activities that meet the individual needs of
each child, while ensuring supportive, successful experiences. ECC
Students benefit from hands-on technology available to them and are
prepared for more advanced technology usage in elementary school and
Our elementary program is designed to provide students with the
essential elements on which to build a successful educational career.
Our elementary teachers focus on the acquisition and application of
knowledge and utilize a Standards Based Report Card. We use a
district-wide Formative Assessment Process to continually assess the
effectiveness of our instruction and learning. One of our core beliefs
is "the fundamental purpose of school is learning, not teaching." WC
elementary students develop skills to help them be more successful
learners and are well prepared for the middle school experience.
There are four WC Elementary Schools, C.F. Holliday, Frank Nicholas, Harry Russell, and Harold Schnell (a year-round school).
The West Carrollton Middle School provides sixth, seventh, and eighth
grade students with a rigorous core curriculum in mathematics, science,
reading, English language arts, and social studies as well as diverse
elective course options that give students the benefit of pursuing an
array of interests. WCMS Students can participate in visual and
performing arts as well as a wide array of extra and co-curricular,
visual, performing arts, and athletic options. With the new 7th-12th
grade course of study alignment, middle school students can take math,
English, and/or a foreign language for high school credit and begin to
establish their high school grade point average. WCMS teachers provide a
customized personal educational experience for each student based on
the district's Formative Assessment Process. The faculty and staff of
the WCMS are committed to ensuring excellence in the preparation of
students for their transition to high school and higher education.
Students of the West Carrollton High School gain an integrated learning
experience with a rich selection of courses. Opportunities range from
inclusion classes for students with special needs, advanced placement
courses, and college credit course options. WCHS Students can
participate in visual and performing arts as well as a wide array of
extra and co-curricular, visual, performing arts, and athletic options.
Our athletic affiliation is with the Greater Western Ohio Conference.
WCHS teachers provide a customized personal educational experience for
each student based on the district's Formative Assessment Process. The
faculty and staff of the WCHS are committed to ensuring excellence in
the preparation of students for their transition to high school and