District Profile

District Profile:

Southeast Local Schools is located in rural Wayne and Holmes County.  The district operates four elementary buildings, one middle school, and one high school. Our district spans approximately 117 square miles.  Currently the district enrolls 1228 students and 26.72% are on free or reduced lunch.  Southeast Local Schools participates in a small compact with two other districts that share one superintendent.


District Enrollment




Middle School


High School




Striving Readers Consortium $1.2

Young Entrepreneur's Consortium $522,205

Wayne County Jobs & Family Services/The Village Network $125,000

Social Justice $5,000

Treasurer’s Collaborative Straight-A Grant $200,000

Avid $ 61,00

Race to the Top $ 569,545.04

K-12 Prevention Grant $8,912


Past Awards:

School of Promise

Blue Ribbon School



Southeast Local Schools works hard to ensure all students have access to all educational opportunities.  The average years of teaching experience is 14.5 and 60% of our teaching staff have obtained a Masters.  All staff impact our learning community and make Southeast Local a great district to be a part of!







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Support Staff (guidance, nurses etc.)








We offer one-to-one devices for students in grades 7-12 and chromebook carts for elementary students.



In addition to having outstanding college credit plus courses and general courses of study, Southeast Local is affiliated with Wayne County Schools Career Center.  The WCSCC offers numerous vocational programs and opportunities for our students as well.  



Top 4 Colleges our students attend:  Akron, Ohio State, Kent, Ashland



Our district offers a preschool at Apple Creek Elementary.

4 & 5 year olds- Full day program on Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays 9:15-3:00

4 & 5 year olds ~ Tuesday & Thursday, 12:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

3 year olds ~ Tuesday & Thursday, 9:15 - 11:30


Leader’s Edge:   

Southeast Local Schools offers an anti-virus character education program sponsored by Ventrac.  It is held during the school day and is designed specifically for middle school students. The curriculum focuses on seven main character traits: ambition, responsibility, hard work, emotions, restraint, common sense, and generosity. This nine-week unit is designed to inform, inspire, and ignite middle school students to live a life full of ethical principles.

Positive influence begins by having good character, treating others well, working hard and having the right attitude.  These values will make you influential wherever you are and wherever you go!  

This is the focus of LE and our district climate goal of establishing a district-wide positive climate by promoting leadership principles to empower students to take ownership of their learning & expected behavior.  We encourage & promote awareness for students to  plan and prepare for their future career pathway.


Athletics and the Arts:  

We offer 13 varsity sports, 3 choirs, band, and art club.  Our students also have the opportunity to participate in performances and events including plays, musicals, and concerts.  



Wrestling won its 9th straight WCAL title in a row and 28th total in school history.  Wrestling was State-Runner-Up in the DIII State Team Duals Tournament
Volleyball won its 5th WCAL championship and 4th in-a-row.  Waynedale also won its 2nd DIII District Title in school history.  Back-to-Back district titles.
Waynedale Golf won back-to-back WCAL titles and qualified two golfers for the DII OHSAA state Championships
Waynedale Girls Basketball advanced to the OHSAA DIII District Finals for the first time since 2008.
Waynedale boys cross country had an individual place in the top 12 in the state championships which qualified him to be All Ohio.
Waynedale had 10 athletes achieve "All Ohio" status.
70% of Waynedale students participate in at least one extra-curricular activity
55% of Waynedale athletes achieved at least a 3.5 GPA or above
Our choir competed in Class A and received Excellent at State



We are fortunate to have PTOs and Booster Clubs be actively involved and supportive in our learning environments.  We have over 185 volunteers that participate and donate time to enhance our learning community.


Our district instructional framework includes the following components:

  1. Prior Learning -Connection to activate schema

  2. Objective- Goal/target posted for students to attain

  3. Student Engagement- Conducive environment/climate that promotes involvement, persistence despite challenges, and student ownership to internalize value of learning

  4. Differentiated Instruction- Lessons incorporate skills according to learners’ needs to meet intent of objective or advance beyond

  5. Technology Connection- Integrating technology skills within the content

  6. Assessments- Assess student knowledge of selected content to determine appropriate complexity and pacing (formative/summative)



It takes all 234 of us to educate and influence our 1228 students!