Buckeye Local Schools Profile
Buckeye Local Schools is located in western Medina County and is about 30 miles south of Cleveland. The district covers 70.9 square miles and includes Litchfield Township, Liverpool Township, York Township, and part of Medina city.
On June 12, 1952, the Litchfield, Liverpool, and York Local School Districts consolidated into one school district to be known as the Buckeye Local School District. At the time of consolidation, there were 781 pupils. Currently, our enrollment is approximately 2,300 with over 210 children open enrolling to Buckeye each year.
Our buildings sit on one campus. These include an elementary building housing the primary (K-3) and intermediate (4-6) grades, along with our Little Bucks Preschool, which is located in the Intermediate side; a junior high (7-8); and a high school (9-12). Our campus also includes all athletic fields, a nature realm, and greenhouses at the back of the elementary.
Buckeye educators are focused on constant improvement and striving for the best beginning with our 5-Star Step Up to Quality preschool.
Our state report card data shows growth and progress despite changes in assessments, formats, and target scores over the past few years. Some report card points of pride include:
Beyond standardized assessments, we have made many academic changes recently that enhance opportunities for all students:
Our tax base is primarily residential and rural, however the district is fortunate enough to contain two industrial parks, which provide a large personal property tax base. We have experienced steady growth of new construction in residential real estate. In our most recent Fall, 2016, emergency levy renewal, our community supported a 10-year, 7.6-mill renewal on its first ballot attempt.
Community support in Buckeye Schools goes above and beyond financial. We recently built new bleachers at our football stadium and separated our track and soccer stadiums to accommodate growing attendance numbers for our winning teams. Other athletic projects throughout the district included a new high school gym floor and we are currently building a new baseball field.
Our families and community are also actively engaged in non-athletic school events. Each year, our elementary parking lots are full for the Halloween parade and classroom holiday parties as well as our Open Houses. Our school plays and musicals include students from the Intermediate building and beyond, our band and choir concerts start in third grade with state competitions beginning in Junior High. Our art students and inventors compete at the state level and have qualified for national competitions, and our high school auditorium has been recently renovated with new seating and a refinished stage. Our parents and community are wonderfully supportive of all student successes!
Community thoughts about our schools:
"When you call them the voice prompt makes mention of caring staff and today I found out that without a doubt that is true!"
"I love the fact that my son is part of the Buckeye school system! He is Excelling!"
"My alma mater, fun football games & great teachers!"
"I am so proud/happy that my children get to learn here! GO BUCKS!"
"Buckeye has done a great job in showing caring and an excellent job educating my kids. The teachers are wonderful and do a fabulous job working with students to keep them engaged and learning."
“...as a parent, there is no where else in the area that I want to send my kids for their education. I am an educator in a neighboring district and I love having my kids at Buckeye!”
“Overall good experience for my children!”
“In my opinion, I feel the community believes in and supports Buckeye. We will come together and work to get things done and move forward to great advancements for our children and our home.”
“I'm a proud buckeye parent!”