Norton City Schools: 4128 S Cleveland Massillon Road, Norton, OH 44203  |  Phone: (330) 825-0863  |  Fax: (330) 825-0929
Attendance Hotline: (330) 706-2760

Norton City Schools

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Community

About Norton

The Community...
The Community of Norton is located in Northeast Central Ohio in Summit County just south of Akron.  Norton is a charming mixture of both business development and a well preserved rural residential area.  The population of Norton is approximately 11,500 (2000 Census).  The community offers a warm hometown atmosphere, while still being accessible to the metropolitan centers of Akron and Canton.
 
The School System...
The mission of Norton City Schools is to inspire life-long learning in a caring, safe environment through challenging educational experiences for every child every day. To accomplish this, we continually develop our curriculum to encourage students to think independently and critically. We make our educational decisions based on our vision statement….Every Child…Every Day.

Ohio’s report card system assigns a performance designation to each building and each district based on achievement. For the SIXTH YEAR in a row, Norton City Schools has been given the designation of EXCELLENT! In the 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 school years a rating of EXCELLENT with DISTINCTION was awarded to Norton City Schools.  This is now the highest rating a district can achieve.

Our current enrollment is approximately 2600 students. They are housed at three elementary buildings, Preschool – 4, one middle school building, 5-8 and one high school, grades 9-12.
Dedicated Faculty...
At Norton, we have a staff that is dedicated to students and their learning.  Fifty-eight percent of our teachers have attained the level of a Master's degree and seven teachers in the District are National Board Certified.
 
Parent Involvement...
Norton City Schools have a very active Parent-Teacher Organizations, Academic Boosters, Athletic Boosters, and Music Boosters which provide services and supplemental funding to the schools.  Participation is on a voluntary basis, but we encourage all parents to become involved.  Parental participation makes a significant difference in student success at school.
 
Board of Education...
The Norton Board of Education is your voice in the district.  The Board consists of five elected members, each serving a four-year term.  Board Meetings are held on the third Monday of each month at 7:30 in the High School Media Center.  All are welcome to attend.
 
Curriculum...
The Norton City School District offers an instructional program which meets the needs of all the district’s students. Each course of study is correlated to the Ohio Academic Content Standards and is reviewed and revised on a regular basis. Teachers are involved in the revision process and participate fully in the adoption of textbooks and materials.

Students receive a full complement of classes including English, mathematics, science, social studies, language arts, music, physical education and art in grades K-12. Foreign language, family living skills and the Career Tech program become available as students progress through the grades. Technology is integrated through each and every class that is offered at Norton City Schools.

We also offer a Developmental Preschool. This is an early intervention program designed to promote growth and development in specific areas necessary for later academic success.

Special education and related services are provided by professionals in both the general education classroom and the resource room setting.

Students may improve their basic academic skills or attain credit recovery through classes provided during the summer. These classes are available for grades 3-4, 5-8 and 9-12.