Award Year: 2019

Minster Jr/Sr High School

100 East 7th Street
Minster, OH, 45865-1080

(419) 628-2324

Mr. Austin Kaylor, Principal at time of Nomination

Minster Local School District

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Challenging today's students to become tomorrow's leaders.

Student Demographics
  • White: 96%
  • Hispanic: 2%
  • Two or more races: 2%
At Minster, the Wildcat Way includes Respect, Responsibility and Safety.

At Minster, the "Wildcat Way" includes Respect, Responsibility and Safety.

Minster Jr/Sr High School, the only high school in the Minster Local School District, is located in west-central, rural Auglaize County, Ohio. The community of Minster retains a rich heritage from the early settlers, a band of German immigrants, and boasts a population of slightly exceeding 2,800. The dedicated, civic-minded community members of Minster place a very high value on education. The community not only supports quality education, they demand it. The slogan, "A Tradition of Excellence" appears on our school letterhead and is evident in our many award winning students, our thirty-six (36) athletic state championships, and our previous National Blue Ribbon Award designation in 2004.

The teachers at Minster Jr/Sr High School believe it is their duty as educators to provide a meaningful and comprehensive program to meet the needs of ALL students. Our teachers participate in Professional Learning Communities weekly where strategies for providing rigorous, relevant, and effective curriculum and assessments for every student are discussed. Our staff and students value being Courageous, Accountable, and Thoughtful. The "Courageous" student advocates for themselves by asking questions, seeking help, and embracing who they are. The "Accountable" student is responsible to themselves, their peers, and their superiors for THEIR actions. They are accountable for what they say and the work they do. The "Thoughtful" student takes into consideration the needs of others. At Minster we believe the "Wildcat Way" includes being Respectful, Responsible, and Safe.