At North Royalton City Schools, students are the focal point of all that we do. Academic programs are designed to build and reinforce critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity. The District is ranked as one of the finest in the State of Ohio. The community takes pride in knowing the District is doing its best to prepare children for their future careers and to be outstanding contributing citizens to our society.
The District serves more than 4,100 students from the cities of North Royalton and Broadview Heights. There are three elementary schools — Albion (Grades K-4), Royal View (Grades Preschool to 4), and Valley Vista (Grades K to 4), as well as North Royalton Middle School (Grades 5-8) and North Royalton High School (Grades 9 to 12).
North Royalton City Schools offers education of the highest quality while at the same time maintaining fiscal responsibility to its taxpayers. The District continues to ensure that while operating with one of the lowest per pupil expenditures in the county, students receive the same quality education that the communities of North Royalton and Broadview Heights have come to expect. The District consistently receives the Auditor of State Award with Distinction for a “clean” financial audit report. This year marks the 25th time the District received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association. Biagio Sidoti, the District’s treasurer, was recognized as the “Best in the State of Ohio” as the 2018 Treasurer of the Year by the Ohio Association of School Business Officials.
With the passage of a bond issue and a maintenance fund earmarked to maintain its buildings in May 2017, the District will build one new centralized elementary school, to be located on the 23 acres of District-owned property on the southwest corner of State Road and Valley Parkway. Funds also will be used to renovate the middle school for today’s learning environments, and renovate and rebuild the high school to focus on student-centered learning. A new 100,000-square-foot section will be built onto the rear of the high school that will contain regular classrooms, science labs, and other educational spaces.
As part of the bond issue plan, there also will be permanent improvement projects completed throughout the next several years. At the middle school, this includes replacing roofing and HVAC units, redesigning the media center, updating technology infrastructure, as well as designing learning spaces for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and other areas of the curriculum. At the high school, this includes renovating the 1970s and 1980s areas to include new science labs, media center, expanded space for the music department, as well as the installation of new HVAC, lighting, roofs, doors, windows, and safe and secure entrances. The full plan is available on the District website.
With a solid academic base developed at the elementary and middle school levels, students are well prepared to select either a challenging college preparatory and/or a comprehensive career preparatory program when they enter the high school. North Royalton High School offers 198 courses, including 11 Advanced Placement courses and 19 Honors classes. The District provides outstanding special education and related services for students with disabilities, as well as career-based education through the Cuyahoga Valley Career Center (CVCC).
The District offers every day, all day kindergarten option in addition to its traditional half-time program. Elementary schools provide students many opportunities to expand their knowledge through special interest clubs and leadership programs. Middle school and high school students have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of intramural and interscholastic athletics, as well as a large spectrum of clubs, leadership opportunities, and scholastic achievement organizations.
Parents are encouraged to become actively involved in our schools. There is a PTA at each building. Parents and residents also serve in an advisory capacity to the administration through committees such as the Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Committee; Business Advisory Council; Senior Citizen Advisory Council; Financial Advisory and Audit Committee; and the Community Facilities Advisory Committee. Our Band Boosters, Choir Boosters, and Athletic Boosters have raised thousands of dollars to support the athletic and music programs, as well as supporting our students every time they march out onto the field or appear on a stage.
North Royalton City Schools is dedicated to providing the education students need today to prepare them for the world of tomorrow. With the help and support of our community, we look forward to creating new levels of greatness.
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