Upper Sandusky Exempted Village School District
The Upper Sandusky Exempted Village School District (USEVS) is dedicated to providing a superior learning environment for students of all ages and providing a springboard to success in higher education and the world at large. The district consists of 4 buildings with 5 schools: East Elementary (K-5), South Elementary (K-5), Upper Sandusky High School (9-12) and the Union building which houses Union Elementary (K-3) and Upper Sandusky Middle School (4-8). Total enrollment is approximately 1600 students, and the district covers over 214 square miles of rural Wyandot County (17th largest by square miles in the state).
Our Academic program provides opportunities for all students to reach their full potential:
The high school class of 2016 received over $190,000 in local scholarships.
The 4-year graduation rate is 95%+.
We offer a variety of College Credit Plus courses. Students can earn up to 36 semester hours of college credit for free right here in Upper Sandusky.
We house 4-half day preschool units to help prepare our youngest students.
A well-rounded education includes a wide variety of opportunities. Upper Sandusky High School offers many curricular/extra-curricular and athletic opportunities:
17 athletic teams
82% of our high school students participate in at least one school activity each year.
Participation in performing and visual arts inspires students' creativity, problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Upper Sandusky offers many opportunities including:
Marching band, jazz band, concert band and pep band
Men's choir, women's choir, chamber choir and jazz ensemble
The bands and choirs have won many awards leading to the city of Upper Sandusky being named a Best Community for Music 6 years in a row.
USHS offers Industrial Arts, which includes engineering drafting and CAD.
USHS offers Art I-IV, including ceramics. Our students' artwork has won awards, been published and have even been purchased.
Educational experiences are enhanced by partnerships between the school district and community:
We have multiple booster groups to get involved with including Athletic Boosters, Music Boosters, Academic Boosters and parent/teacher organizations at each building.
US Community Outreach offers multiple Adult Education classes each year and emails a community calendar of events to over 2500 subscribers each month.
Through parent and community support, the 8th grade goes on a trip to Gettysburg and Washington D. C. each year.
The Upper Sandusky Community Library has partnered with the district's 1st grades for over 10 years.
FFA and DECA have working partnerships with a variety of businesses.
Technology is essential to enhance teaching and learning and to give students a competitive edge in the global market. USEVS is committed to increasing the use of technology, technological tools and integrating 21st-century learning skills:
Teachers and students are using interactive whiteboards, Chromebooks, and iPads every day.
Over 1200 Chromebooks and over 300 laptops are used every day.
USHS offers a Multimedia class where students use their creativity to explore video, audio, stop-motion animation, chroma key, and final video editing.
USHS offers Communication Tools where students produce WRAM News and other video projects for the school and community. Many students have won awards or scholarships for their projects.