Award Year: 2015

Amherst Junior High School

548 Milan Avenue
Amherst, OH, 44001-1420

(440) 988-0324

Mr. Ryan Perry Coleman, Principal at time of Nomination

Amherst Exempted Village School District

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To prepare all students to meet the academic, social, civic, and employment needs of the future and to instill a passion for life-long learning.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 5%
  • White: 92%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Two or more races: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
We are very proud of our fine arts programs.

We are very proud of our fine arts programs.

Amherst Junior High is a grade 7-8 public school located in the historic community of Amherst, Ohio. Nestled between the South Amherst Quarries two miles to the south and Lake Erie just two minutes to our north, we are proudly known as the ôSandstone Capital of the World." Our entire district has a strong sense of Comet Pride that overflows at Amherst Junior High. It can be felt in the classrooms and hallways, in the relationships between students and teachers, and in the way all staff work collaboratively to help students have the best junior high experience possible. On a typical school day, you might observe the cook in the cafeteria stopping to help a student who dropped his books in the hallway and then walking him to his next class. That is because everyone at Amherst Junior High is passionate about our school and proud to help make each day count in the lives of our students. Students are appreciated for their many differences, and we enjoy the challenge of maximizing the learning that takes place each day. We embrace the reality that junior high students are a challenge and a blessing at the same time. While we steadfastly provide a top-notch instructional program, we are also focused on nurturing students to be well-rounded individuals. That is why our mission is to prepare students to meet, to the best of their abilities, the academic, social, civic, and employment needs of the future, and to build the foundation for the development of ethics, values, and the desire for continued learning.