Award Year: 2017
Our mission is to, in partnership with the community, develop the intellectual foundation and skills for our students to become informed, responsible, productive, and adaptive citizens.
- White: 95%
- Hispanic: 1%
- Asian: 1%
- Two or more races: 3%
- ELL: 1%
- Economically Disadvantaged: 22%
At WES we're small enough to really know our students...
Waynesville Elementary School, along with the surrounding community, is rich in tradition. Older than the state of Ohio, Waynesville offers a fascinating combination of history and culture. WES has remained a centerpiece of the community for more than 150 years. The school's heritage remains a local priority, and expansion plans for the district include the preservation of our 1915 building. WES provides the highest possible quality education in a safe and caring environment. It displays a passion for excellence around the district's adopted eight core values, and its high quality education draws new families to the community. Our motto is, "We are small enough to really know our students, and that gives them big opportunities!" We pride ourselves on knowing our students well enough to be intentional with their learning. One of our most influential practices in our school is the relationships we build with our students. The students, teachers, parents, and members of the community are active and instrumental in the supporting the educational processes that provide a diverse and meaningful curriculum. WES is filled with highly qualified teachers who appreciate and celebrate that learning takes many forms. All teachers and support staff believe and reinforce daily the school motto with their strong relationships and individualized instructional processes. We pride ourselves in establishing an atmosphere of genuine care where students feel safe to take risks, to give and receive feedback, and to not only experience productive struggle, but to feel empowered by it.