Award Year: 2022

South Range Elementary School

11300 Columbiana Canfield Road
Canfield, OH, 44406-8486

(330) 549-5578

Mr. Steven Matos, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

South Range Local School District

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The South Range Elementary Staff believes that all children can learn and that effective schools and teachers do make a difference. The staff has made a commitment toward excellence by having high expectations for the mastery of skills in all academic areas; providing a positive and orderly learning environment; fostering a sense of responsibility and citizenship and promoting parental and community involvement. The knowledge, skills, and attitudes which children acquire and develop in school should enable them to become responsible, productive citizens and life-long learners.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 98%
  • Two or more races: 1%
South Range Elementary staff welcomes our students back to school

South Range Elementary staff welcomes our students back to school

South Range Elementary has been a leader in academic excellence, has been consistently ranked as "Excellent" by the Ohio Department of Education and was recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School in 2008.Over the last 15 years we have adopted the theme that everyone is a leader in our school. When anyone walks down our first floor hallway, they will see a wall painted with the quote, "Leadership is doing what is right, even when no one is looking." Starting with our Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports program (PBIS), we utilize various leadership philosophies from The Leader in Me and PAX. Our K-4 teaching staff collaborates with each other, our school counselor, psychologist and administration to meet the academic, social and emotional needs of our students.

Our success comes from the heart of everyone involved in the school. Our students are loved and cared for by all staff, teachers and classmates. Our staff works to ensure all children learn how to be successful in their confidence in themselves, in their relationships with others, and in their academic performance. At South Range Elementary we have implemented an integrated curriculum that is based on student centered learning so that all students engage in a meaningful learning experience. The whole child is cared for within the walls of South Range Elementary, as we prepare our students today to be the leaders of tomorrow.