Mentor Public Schools is a suburban school district that serves more than 7,700 students enrolled in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade from the City of Mentor and the surrounding communities of Mentor-on-the-Lake, Concord Township, and Kirtland Hills. Our district operates eight elementary schools, three middle schools, one high school and one state-of-the-art specialized school for students with autism, with just under 1,000 employees.
Mentor High School is one of the largest in the State of Ohio based on enrollment, which affords us the opportunity to offer students more than 200 courses through our current Program of Studies. Classes available include college or honors level, Advanced Placement (AP), career technical education, art, music and a wide variety of elective options. We have plans in place to expand our offerings by adding dozens of online and distance learning courses through the use of technology. Providing more opportunities and student choice will ultimately help us better attain our goal of meeting and exceeding the instructional needs of all learners.
We believe providing an abundance of extracurricular activities is also an extremely important component to producing well-rounded and successful students, who are prepared for life after graduation. Our students learn the importance of community and giving back from the moment they step into our schools, as each school building supports an array of service activities and causes. In a typical graduating class, students can celebrate having provided more than 30,000 community service hours to benefit their neighbors. Additionally, students have the opportunity to participate in more than 60 clubs, activities, and athletic teams, including clubs specifically focused on diversity, mental health awareness, and anti-bullying initiatives.
While keeping students safe and providing a high quality education is a top priority, maintaining fiscal responsibility by being good stewards of our tax-payer dollars is equally important. Mentor Schools has now earned five consecutive perfect audits from the Ohio Auditor’s Office, which states our exemplary financial reporting serves as the standard for clean, accountable government, representing the highest level of service to Ohioans.