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In Clark, Greene, Miami, Montgomery and Preble Counties

Wright Patterson Education & academics In Clark, Greene

For those moving to a new location, it’s important to know what educational options are available. This chapter outlines the public schools system in Clark, Greene, Miami, Montgomery and Preble counties, along with information about local libraries and higher education. There are private schools, charter schools and home schooling available to children in all counties as well.

To be enrolled in an Ohio school, a child must be at least 5 years old by Aug. 1 or Sept. 30 of the school year, depending on the district. Those wishing to register their child in school should bring the following to the school office: a birth certificate or other proof of the child’s age, the child’s previous school records and immunizations records. Check with the school for additional requirements.

In 2010, Ohio, along with 42 other states, the District of Columbia, Guam, American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Department of Defense Education Activity adopted Common Core State Standards that provide a consistent set of educational expectations for students, regardless of ZIP code. When a family moves, a student’s education is often disrupted because the student may be forced to repeat material or learn at a different level at the new school. With common standards across states, this disruption will be reduced — of particular interest to military families. At present, national Common Core State Standards exist only for English language arts and mathematics, with science and social studies in development, though Ohio has state standards across the full curriculum. For more information, visit www.corestandards.org.


Charter schools are public schools of choice that are tuition-free, serve all students and have open enrollment. For more information or a listing of charter (community) schools in Ohio, visit the Ohio Department of Education’s website at http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Community-Schools.


For an introduction to home schooling in Ohio, visit the Ohio Department of Education’s website at http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Quality-School-Choice/Home-Schooling. Here you will find information on home-school rules and regulations, testing information, home-school curriculum providers and more.

College Credit Plus


Ohio’s College Credit Plus gives students in grades seven through 12 the chance to earn high school and college credit simultaneously by taking courses at participating Ohio colleges or universities. All public colleges and certain private colleges in Ohio are participating. Tuition is free if your home-school student takes classes at a public college. There may be modest fees for private college credit.

Parents Educating at Christian Homes (PEACH)

P.O. Box 39
Alpha, OH 45301

PEACH is a nonprofit Christian organization, dedicated to providing support, encouragement, information and fellowship for home-schoolers in the southwest Ohio area. The group meets monthly during the school year. Visit the group’s website for more information about membership and meeting locations.


To search for local private schools in Ohio, visit the National Center for Education Statistics website and use the private school search tool at www.nces.ed.gov/surveys/pss/privateschoolsearch. Users may search by location, religious affiliation, school type and more.

Choosing a School

Choosing the right school is important, so be sure to research each one before deciding. Contact the school by phone or by visiting its website, which is a valuable source for school district statistics and curriculum. Talk to people in the area, especially friends and colleagues who already live there.

If the school shows promise, schedule a visit and bring a list of written questions about student-teacher ratios, computer availability, extracurricular activities, sports programs, music programs, gifted programs and grading standards.

Discuss the potential school with your child: what they like and what they didn’t like. Your family’s ability to readily adapt to a move and to find happiness in your new home may depend, in part, on how happy your children are in their new school.


Beavercreek City Schools

3040 Kemp Road
Beavercreek, OH 45431 937-426-1522

The Beavercreek City Schools district has a preschool center, six elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school. The district has an enrollment of nearly 8,000 students.

Centerville City Schools

111 Virginia Ave.

Centerville, OH 45458..................937-433-8841


Centerville City Schools has six elementary schools, three middle schools, one high school and one school that serves grades two through 12. The district has an enrollment of approximately 8,400 students.

Fairborn City School District

306 E. Whittier Ave.
Fairborn, OH 45324.................. 937-878-3961

Fairborn City School District has one primary school, one all-day kindergarten campus, one intermediate school, one middle school and one high school.

Huber Heights City School District

5954 Longford Road
Huber Heights, OH 45424 937-237-6300

The Huber Heights City School District has one preschool, five elementary schools, one junior high school and one high school. The district serves about 5,800 students from Montgomery, Miami and Greene counties.

Kettering City Schools

3750 Far Hills Avenue
Kettering, OH 45429....937-499-1400

The Kettering City School District has an early childhood education center, eight elementary schools, two middle schools and Kettering Fairmont High School. The district serves approximately 7,500 student form the City of Kettering and portions of the City of Moraine.

Mad River Local School District

801 Old Harshman Road
Riverside, OH 45431 937-259-6606

There are four elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school and an early childhood center in the Mad River Local School District; the high school and middle school are state STEM designated buildings. The district has an enrollment of more than 3,800 students.

Oakwood City School District

20 Rubicon Road
Oakwood, OH 45409 937-297-5332

Oakwood City School District has three elementary schools, one junior high school and one high school. The district has an enrollment of approximately 2,140.

Springfield City School District

1500 W. Jefferson St.
Springfield, OH 45506 937-505-2800

Springfield City School District has one preschool, 10 elementary schools, three middle schools, one high school and one alternative school. The Springfield City School District serves approximately 8,000 students in preschool through 12th grade in a community of 63,500 residents in west-central Ohio. The dedicated and professional staff includes 490-plus teachers, with approximately 355 support personnel and administrators.

Xenia Community Schools

819 Colorado Drive
Xenia, OH 45385 937-376-2961

Xenia Community Schools has one preschool, five elementary schools, one middle school, one high school and one virtual school. The district has an enrollment of more than 4,600 students.

Universities/Higher Education

Wright Patterson  2018 Education & academics Universities

Clark, Greene, Miami, Montgomery and Preble counties offer plenty of opportunity for additional education. Central Michigan University, Park University and Embry-Riddle University have offices on Wright-Patterson AFB. Sinclair Community College holds some classes on base. A free, public STEM school — for middle and high school students specializing in science, technology, engineering and math — is a department of Wright State University.

Air Force Institute of Technology

2950 Hobson Way
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433

American National University

1837 Woodman Center Drive
Kettering, OH 45420 937-299-9450

Central Michigan University – Global Campus

2130 Fifth St., Bldg. 50, Area B
Wright Patterson AFB, OH 45433

Embry-Riddle University

2130 Fifth St., Bldg. 50, Area B
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433

The Ohio State University

281 W. Lane Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210 614-292-6446

Park University

2130 Fifth St., Bldg. 50, Area B
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433

Sinclair Community College

2130 Fifth St., Bldg. 50, Area B
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433

University of Dayton

300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469 937-229-1000

Wright State University

3640 Colonel Glenn Highway
Dayton, OH 45435 937-775-1000

The Dayton Regional STEM School

1724 Woodman Drive
Kettering, OH 45410 937-256-3777

Greene County Career Center

Greene County Career Center has helped build the local workforce since 1967 with award-winning career-technical programs for high school and adult students. The center offers a variety of career pathways while serving all seven school districts in Greene County along with the home-schooled population. Programming on the main campus includes Auto Collision and Repair, Automotive Technology, Career Exploration, Construction Technology, Cosmetology, Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts, Digital Media, Electrical Wiring and Motor Controls, Equine Science, Health Science, Information Technology, Natural Resource Technology, Power Equipment Mechanics, Sports and Exercise Science, Veterinary Science and Welding. Beginning in 2020, students will occupy a new facility that will feature proposed career areas like Aviation Maintenance, Advance Materials Engineering, Cybersecurity, Drone Technology and Automation and Robotics.


Wright Patterson Education and Academics Libraries


Public libraries in Clark, Greene, Miami, Montgomery and Preble counties offer learning, recreation, distance education, internet connections and other resources for users — all for free. In addition, school libraries that support the curriculum and offer internet access and other resources are in most public and private schools, and academic and special libraries are found in colleges and universities.

Residents can enjoy and make use of academic and public libraries in Clark, Greene, Miami, Montgomery and Preble counties. Get information about services, hours and events by visiting the branches’ websites. For a full list of libraries in Ohio, visit the State Library of Ohio website at https://library.ohio.gov.


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