About Kent City Schools

About Kent City Schools

School Buildings at Kent City Schools

Davey Elementary | Longcoy Elementary | Holden Elementary | Walls Elementary

Stanton Middle School | Theodore Roosevelt High School

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The District
Since 1860, the Kent City School district has been educating children and currently serves more than 3,300 students in four elementary buildings, one middle school and one high school. The district is comprised of the City of Kent, Franklin Township and the Village of Sugar Bush Knolls.

What makes the Kent Schools special?

  • Our teachers and staff prepare our students to be academically successful and ready to meet the challenges of today’s global society.
  • A diverse student body combines many backgrounds, talents. languages, and cultures.
  • A continuum of support is available for students with exceptional needs, including English learners, students with disabilities and gifted students.
  • A character education program helps integrate positive character traits into the curriculum while addressing issues important to families and the community.
  • Special attention to the social-emotional and mental health needs of students and staff, including Red Flags training for all staff, full time counselors in each building, and relationships with community partners.
  • Teachers and students benefit from partnerships with Kent State University, the Ben Curtis Foundation and other community and business supporters.
  • All district buildings are fully wired for Internet, and networking. Schools have their own computer labs.
  • More than 75 percent of our teachers have master’s degrees and most have at least 13 years of classroom experience.


The Community
The City of Kent is an excellent place to live and work.  In the past few years, a $106 million public and private investment has transformed downtown Kent into a vibrant destination for visiting, eating, shopping, working and living.  A tree-lined Esplanade links the Kent State University campus with the thriving downtown, symbolizing a positive town-gown partnership. The new Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center serves as a cornerstone for the redevelopment project, which includes retail stores, restaurants, condominiums, apartments and business offices.

With nearly 30,000 residents, Kent is home to Kent State University, the city’s largest employer.  About 29,000 students are enrolled on KSU’s main campus, which brings cultural diversity to the Kent community.  A new municipal courthouse was constructed on Main Street in 2014.  Located close to Akron and Cleveland, Kent has a number of beautiful parks, as well as a hike and bike trail near the Cuyahoga River.

Elementary Schools
Four neighborhood elementary schools offer a diverse curriculum of reading, mathematics, English, spelling, handwriting, composition, computers, social studies, science, health, art, physical education and music.

Special programs include visits from children’s authors, distance learning, Right to Read Week, multicultural art and music programs and many other activities. All-day kindergarten is available at no extra cost to every family in the district. A specially-designed preschool wing at Davey Elementary houses the district’s 5-Star Step up to Quality half-day preschool.

Stanton Middle School
Stanton Middle School first opened its doors to students in the fall of 1999. The middle school serves all sixth, seventh, and eight graders. It incorporates an interdisciplinary team teaching approach. Students learn from a group of teachers who collaborate on instructional plans and implementation.

Activities include Builder’s Club, Kent Girl Coders, STEM Club, Ski and Snowboard Club, and Student Council. Student athletes can choose from 15 different interscholastic sports.

Roosevelt High School
The District’s one high school serves students from grades nine through twelve. Sixty-eight percent of the faculty members hold at least a Master’s degree or beyond.

The high school philosophy states that the primary task of the school is to prepare their students to take their place in an extremely complex society where high levels of knowledge, related work skills, and understanding of a changing world are required. The faculty and staff encourage and guide students through a critical period of intellectual, emotional, physical, and social development.

Students can choose from among more than 200 classes, including an extensive Career Technical curriculum, electives in art, speech, drama, journalism, music, foreign language, math, English, science, and social studies.

Wide-ranging music and drama options include marching, concert, jazz, and pep bands, wind symphony, orchestra, choral groups, and Drama Guild performances. Eleven career-technical education College Tech Prep initiatives are available at Roosevelt and 15 others offered through the Six District Educational Compact. Over 60 clubs and co-curricular options are offered, including an extensive student leadership program.

Student athletes can choose from 30 interscholastic sports, including cross country, field hockey, football, golf, soccer, tennis, volleyball, basketball, ice hockey, swimming and diving, wrestling, baseball, softball, lacrosse, track, bowling and cheerleading.