EDUCATION &
TRAINING

Whether you are looking to enroll a child in a good school system, register an employee for a technical certification program or earn your Master’s Degree, you will find access to high quality educational resources in Washington County.

EDUCATION

The graduation rate of Washington County high schools is 92%. Approximately 43.6% of the Washington County population over the age of 25 has attended college.

Education

Number

Percent of Population

Some college

8,618

20.0%

Associate Degree

3,321

7.7%

Bachelors Degree

4,598

10.6%

Masters or Doctorate

2,301

5.3%

Source: 2010 Census Bureau

Washington County is home to six public school districts offering K-12 education.

BELPRE CITY SCHOOLS


Belpre City Schools serve Belpre and the surrounding area in southwestern Washington County and is dedicated to providing a strong educational program that engages students and welcomes community members. Belpre City Schools set high expectations for students in academics and civic responsibility. The school aligns Math, English and Language Arts instruction to the Common Core Academic Standards and the Ohio Revised State Standards in the other curricular areas.

FORT FRYE HIGH SCHOOL


Fort Frye High School (FFHS) has a proud tradition of academic and athletic achievement. FFHS offers advanced placement courses in English Literature, English Language, and Calculus. The advanced mathematics track begins in 8th grade. Activities at FFHS include: Science Olympiad (junior and senior high school), Mock Trial team, National Honor Society, FCCLA, FFA, Spanish Honor Society, International Thespian Society, golf, football, volleyball, basketball, track, baseball, and softball.

Fort Frye serves the northwestern and north central area of Washington County. Fort Frye serves the northwestern and north central area of Washington County.

FRONTIER LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT


Frontier Local School District is situated in the Eastern part of Washington County along the scenic banks of the Ohio River and shares the area with Wayne National Forest. With three local elementary schools, one high school, and with relatively low enrollment, Frontier offers students small class sizes with lots of personal one on one instruction.

MARIETTA CITY SCHOOOLS


Marietta High School (MHS) is a four-year comprehensive high school that offers students the opportunity to participate in a challenging academic curriculum that includes advanced placement and honors classes. The Post-Secondary Education Opportunity (P.S.E.O.) program is provided in conjunction with Washington State Community College and/or Marietta College. Four elementary schools and one middle school prepares students for the MHS experience

WARREN LOCAL SCHOOLS


Warren Local School District serves western Washington County. The Warren Local School District’s Board of Education, in partnership with the community, is dedicated to providing an enriching educational experience to all students, within a safe stimulating environment. The district provides elementary schools and one high school. Warren Local High School participates in the Post-Secondary Education Opportunity (P.S.E.O.) program in conjunction with Washington State Community College and/or Ohio University.

WOLF CREEK DISTRICT

Wolf Creek Local School District is located in Waterford, Ohio. The district is situated in southeastern Ohio in the heart of the Muskingum River Valley in northwestern Washington County. Wolf Creek encompasses approximately 124 square miles and has two school buildings: Waterford Elementary School, for grades K-8, and Waterford High School, grades 9-12.

Wolf Creek Local serves the agricultural heartland of the County from its base in Waterford and prides itself on the parental advice and environment typical of rural Ohio. Educational opportunity and quality are exemplary.

DISTRICT REPORT CARDS 2012-2013 SCHOOL YEAR

 To view Ohio School Reports: http://reportcard.education.ohio.gov/Pages/default.aspx

County

District Name

*2012-2013 Performance Rating

Indicators Met

Graduation Rate

Washington

Belpre City

75.4%

62.5%

92.4%

Washington

Fort Frye Local

79.2%

60.6%

94.1%

Washington

Frontier Local

75.7%

57.5%

87.5%

Washington

Marietta City

78.5%

70.1%

86.0%

Washington

Warren Local

81.7%

76.8%

87.7%

Washington

Wolf Creek Local

83.6%

100%

94.4%

Four parochial schools operate in Washington County. In Marietta, St. Mary’s Elementary School serves grades K-8 and Marietta Christian School offers grades K-12. Belpre Christian Academy serves grades K-12. St. John Central Grade School in Churchtown offers K-8 classes.

*This grade combines two results for students who took the State test. The performance index answers the questions of how many students passed the State test and the indicators met as well as how well students did on the test.

VOCATIONAL/TECHNICAL

VOCATIONAL TRAINING/CERTIFICATION

The Washington County Career Center (WCCC) offers technical career training to about 380 junior and senior high school students across the county. Three quarters of WCCC graduates are placed in jobs upon graduation and others pursue higher education. Program offerings include: Industrial Technology, Information Technology, Health & Beauty and AgriBusiness programs.

Additionally, WCCC offers adult training programs in a broad array of fields. WCCC has developed customized training programs to meet the needs of area industries. Notably, WCCC has a CISCO Networking Academy, Six Sigma/Lean Manufacturing, Chemical Operator I & II, Instrumentation & Electricity, and Programmable Logic Controllers.

ASSOCIATES, BACCALAUREATE, MASTERS AND ADVANCED DEGREES

MARIETTA COLLEGE


Marietta College is a private, liberal arts college located in the heart of historic Marietta. Marietta College is one of America's 37 "Revolutionary Colleges," institutions with origins reaching back to the 18th century. Originally founded as the Muskingum Academy in 1797, today's College was chartered in 1835. In 1860, Marietta became the 16th college awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the world's oldest and most respected honorary society. (Only 7% of the nation's colleges and universities have earned Phi Beta Kappa distinction.)

Total enrollment for the 2012-13 academic year is approximately 1,430 students from more than 40 states and more than 20 countries. Programs include leadership, petroleum engineering, fine arts, sciences, athletic training, education and journalism. Students have boundless opportunities for field experience, professional internships and study abroad.

WASHINGTON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE


Washington State Community College (WSCC) is a comprehensive two-year community college accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. WSCC offers over 2,000 students more than 50 programs of study. Articulation agreements with other institutions of higher education allow for WSCC credits to transfer to four-year institutions. Programs with Franklin University and Rio Grande University provide opportunities for students to finish a bachelor's degree on the Washington State campus. The WSCC’s Opportunity Scholars Program is increasing college participation in Washington County every year. WSCC Post-Secondary Enrollment Program allows high school students to earn college credits while still in high school.

OHIO VALLEY UNIVERSITY


Ohio Valley University is a private, Christian, liberal arts college located just across the Ohio River in Vienna, West Virginia. Ohio Valley University has 560 students from 28 states and 13 nations and is annually recognized as one of the nation’s best comprehensive baccalaureate universities in the U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges Guide.

OHIO UNIVERSITY


Ohio University is located 29 miles from Washington County’s western border in Athens, Ohio. Established in 1804, Ohio University is the oldest public institution of higher learning in the state of Ohio and the first in the Northwest Territory. Undergraduate enrollment is 16,640. Ohio University has been cited for academic quality and value by such publications as U.S. News and World Report, America's 100 Best College Buys, Princeton Review's Best Colleges, and Peterson's Guide to Competitive Colleges. The John Templeton Foundation has also recognized Ohio University as one of the top character-building institutions in the country. Currently, Ohio University ranks first in the state of Ohio for nationally competitive awards won by its students.

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY – PARKERSBURG


Just across the Ohio River in Wood County, West Virginia, West Virginia University’s Parkersburg campus offers a blend of certificate and associate programs as well as select bachelor’s degrees. WVU-P has approximately 3,800 credit students and 3,000 non-credit students.