Wayne County Economic Development Council

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Strong Incentives
Tax credits, abatements, grants, low-cost financing Foreign Trade Zone and more.

Business-Friendly Climate
Effective community and government partnerships locally and throughout Northeast Ohio.

Access to Markets
Central location with great ground, rail, water and air accessibility.

High Quality of Life
Small town hospitality and country living with big city opportunities.

Leading Ag-Bioscience Infrastructure
Premier research facilities and infrastructure.

Low Cost of Doing Business

Energy, labor and occupancy costs among the nation’s most affordable.

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Outstanding Training for the World of Work

Wayne County's vocational school offers excellent education programs. These schools help create a diversified labor force, offering new and existing businesses a good source of skilled and qualified individuals.  K-12 educational institutions stress academics and receive outstanding scores from the State of Ohio.   

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT

Estimate 

Estimate Margin of Error

Percent (%) 

Percent Margin of Error (%)

Population 3 years and over enrolled in school

28,597

+/- 728

28,597

(X)

Nursery school, preschool

1,817

+/- 230

6.4

+/- 0.8

Kindergarten

 

+/- 234

6.1

+/-0.8

Elementary school (grades 1-8)

 12,649

+/- 344

 44.2

+/- 1.4

High School (grades 9-12)

 6,131

+/-  349

 21.4

+/- 1.1

College or graduate school

 6,244

+/-  547

 21.8

+/- 1.6

 

 

 

 

 

Educational Attainment

 

 

 

 

Population 25 years and over

 73,642

+/-  192

 73,642

+/- (X) 

Less than 9th grade

 5,040

+/- 422

 6.8

+/- 0.6

9th to 12th grade, no diploma

 6,230

+/- 509 

 8.5

+/- 0.7 

High school graduate (includes equivalency)

 31,931

+/- 781 

 43.4

+/- 1.1

Some college, no degree

 11,974

+/- 628

16.3 

+/- 0.9 

Associates degree

 4,413

+/- 353 

6.0 

+/- 0.5

Bachelor's degree

 9,387

+/- 510 

 12.7

+/- 0.7

Grdauate or professional degree

 4,667

+/- 437

 6.3

+/- 0.6 

 

 

 

 

 

Percent high school graduate or higher

 (X)

 (X)  

 84.7

+/- 0.9

Percent bachelor's degree or higher

 (X)

 (X)

19.1 

+/- 0.8

Source: U.S. Census Bureau Wayne County Social Characteristics 2010


Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,309
Here:   16.4%
Ohio:   14.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 397
Here:   6.2%
Ohio:   10.9%

Students in private undegraduate colleges: 1,934
Here:   41.5%
Ohio:   23.4%



Wooster High School

Public School Syatems

Chippewa Local:
  • Chippewa High School
  • Chippewa Middle School
  • Hazel Harvey Elementary
Dalton Local:
  • Dalton High School
  • Dalton Intermediate
  • Dalton Elementary 
Green Local:
  • Smithville High School
  • Smithville Middle School
  • Marshallville Elementary
  • Smithville Elementary
North Central Local:
  • Norwayne High School
  • Norwayne Middle School
  • Creston Elementary
  • Burbank Elementary 
Northwestern Local:
  • Northwestern High School
  • Northwestern Junior High School
  • Northwestern Elementary
Orrville City:
  • Orrville High School
  • Orrville Junior High School
  • Maple Street Elementary 
Rittman City:
  • Rittman High School
  • Rittman Junior High School
  • North Street Elementary
  •  West Hill Elementary
Southeast Local:
  • Waynedale High School
  • John R. Lea Intermediate School
  • Fredricksburg Elementary
  • Holmesville Elementary
Wooster City:
  • Wooster High School
  • Edgewood Middle School
  • Cornerstone Elementary, 
  • Melrose Elementary
  • Parkview Elementary
Triway Local:
  • Triway High School
  • Triway Junior High School
  • Franklin Township Elementary
  • Wooster Township Elementary
  • Shreve Elementary

Tri-County International Academy 
The academy is an initiative of Tri-County Educational Service Center and represents a collaborative project among school districts in Ashland, Holmes, and Wayne Counties to provide access to the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme, a rigorous curriculum for high school juniors and seniors which is recognized worldwide. 

Tri-County Educational Service Center
Wayne County Schools Career Center 
 

  Private Schools:
 St. Peter and Paul's Catholic School (Doylestown)
 Central Christian School (Kidron)
 Kingsway Christian School (Orrville)
 St. Mary's Catholic School (Wooster)
 Montessorri School of Wooster 
 Wooster Christian School (Wooster)

Village Network (Smithville) - A residential Treatment Center for troubled boys who cannot remain in their own homes or who are homeless. Consisting of 18 buildings on 186 acres, it is an independent, non-profit corporation and is non-denominational in orientation and philosophy. 

Christian Childrens Home of Ohio (Wooster) - A private, non-custodial agency which provides services to children who need out-of-home care. The 175-acre home north of Wosoter includes four cottages for children ages 6-18. A fifth cottage in Wooster offers independent living for children ages 16-18.

 

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