Colonel Crawford Local Schools
Mission Statement: To enable students to grow academically and socially by providing a positive and challenging learning environment.
Promote and support a structure for family and community involvement in the education system.
Ensure the development and implementation of high quality and standards-based education.
Encourage and maintain a positive and safe learning environment.
Colonel Crawford provides education to 901 students in grades K through 12. Of those students, around 260 are open enrollment. An additional 60 district residents attended Pioneer Career and Technology Center (Career Center) classes. For the last complete academic year, the average pupil/teacher ratio was below 20 to 1 ratio. The School District employs (full and part-time) 71 professional staff members and 45 nonteaching and support staff employees.
The District offers a curriculum with a wide range of electives and comprehensive courses of study in college preparatory, vocational and physical education programs. Post-secondary education linkages with universities are also available for advance placement students. Many College Credit Plus classes are now offered on the District's campus. A full range of extracurricular programs and activities are available, beginning in the elementary grades through twelfth grades. In 2016, the District completed classroom facilities project in cooperation with the Ohio School Facilities Commission (now a part of the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission) created a K-12 facility on a single campus and provided for the demolition of the older school buildings within the District.
Approximately 82.5% of the School District's teaching staff members have master's degrees. The District's faculty has an average of 16 years' teaching experience, compared to the statewide average of 12 years (as of Fiscal Year 2016).
Classroom teachers at all levels are supported by specialists in reading, guidance, art, music and physical education. The elementary school has full-time teacher aides. Psychologists, aides assisting disabled students, speech pathologists and a nurse are employed to work with students at all levels. The District's Pupil Personnel Services program includes school health and psychological services, pupil appraisal, counseling and guidance services, special education services, and speech-language and hearing services. Guidance counselors are available at the elementary, intermediate and high school levels.
The District's goals are to promote and support a structure for family and community involvement in the education system; to ensure the development and implementation of high quality and standards-based education and encourage and maintain a positive and safe learning environment.