Message From Mrs. Gunnell
The Huber Heights City School District serves more than 5,800 students in grades PK-12 at one pre-school, five elementary schools, one junior high school, and one senior high school. The district's mission statement, "Empowering our students to be academically and socially prepared for their futures through the support of excellent teachers and staff, families, and community partners," directs our efforts to provide our students with a wide range of educational opportunities.
Guided by the priorities established in Children First 2020 Warrior Pride Strategic Plan developed in 2014, the education provided in all of schools is second to none. Meetings were conducted in the community to review the District’s progress on The Strategic Plan during the 2016-17 school year.
Our youngest students attend a five-star rated preschool (the highest rating from the State of Ohio) and then enter all-day, every day kindergarten. A solid academic foundation is provided to all students in our elementary schools through a strong focus on reading, writing, and mathematics.
Elementary students also are exposed to art, physical education, music and technology. At Weisenborn Junior High School, students in grades seven and eight have core classes as well as opportunities in technology through computer science classes, Medical Detectives and Gateway to Technology. Weisenborn students also have access to gifted programs, high school classes and College Credit Plus. Wayne High School students can earn college credit and high school credit through the College Credit Plus program. Wayne offers Project Lead the Way courses in Engineering, Biomedical and Computer Sciences, as well as Aerospace Science through Air Force Junior ROTC. Students can also participate in Advanced Placement and Honors level classes. Additionally, the arts are well represented in all our schools with opportunities for students in theater, music, and the fine arts.
As Superintendent, I can assure you that in Huber Heights, we are committed to the education of every student, every day. That said, nothing highlights the success of our educational program more than the accomplishments of our students. This year, the Wayne High School Class of 2017 earned more than $3.8 million in scholarship dollars and 70% of our graduating seniors planned to continue their education or join the military. We know our work is never done and we plan to continue to work collaboratively with all our stakeholders in order to do what’s best for our students and the community we serve. If you have questions about our schools, please contact me at the Administrative Offices (237-6300) or through e-mail at Susan.Gunnell@huberheightscityschools.org.