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Our educational opportunities provide workers who know their jobs, enjoy their work, and develop new skills as your business requires.

 

Wapakoneta City Schools (Kindergarten - 12th Grade)

You can tell a lot about a place by the investment it makes in children and their education. Wapakoneta makes education a priority. Excellent, modern school facilities with the latest technology and opportunities in the arts, music, and athletics are the standard for the Wapakoneta School District.

The Wapakoneta School District encompasses the City of Wapakoneta and the adjacent villages of Buckland, Cridersville, St. Johns, and Uniopolis. Five facilities - one high school (8-12), one middle school (5-7), and two elementaries (K-4) - serve the district. 

Our public schools maintain a student-teacher ratio of 20:1. Wapakoneta's high school graduate rate is 93.5%, and the district's overall student attendance rate is 96.1%.

These statistics attest to the quality of our students and school staff. We believe they say much about our families, too. Our students learn the value of hard work and excellence at home. This dedication to excellence is apparent in the classroom, the concert hall, the athletic field, and ultimately the workplace.

Learn more about Wapakoneta City Schools

Wapakoneta City Schools Data

Enrollment: 3,074
Student Attendance Rate: 96.1%
Graduation Rate: 93.5%
Per Student Expenditure: $7,433
Student-Teacher Ratio: 20:1
Number of Full Time Teachers: 163
Teacher Attendance Rate: 95.3%
Average Years of Teacher Experience: 17
Percentage of Teachers with Bachelor's Degree: 100%
Percentage of Teachers with Master's Degree: 76.4%
Average Teacher Salary: $50,356

Higher Education

Ohio continues to build upon a proud tradition of excellent higher education available to all. The state offers many levels of entry into the higher education system, from traditional four-year degree tracks to trade education and adult learning. Wapakoneta and West Central Ohio are served by 6 four-year universities, 5 two-year technical and community colleges, and 5 regional career centers.

Four-year Universities

Distance from Wapakoneta

Ohio Northern University Ada, Ohio 30 miles
Ohio State University - Lima Campus Lima, Ohio 15 miles
Bluffton University Bluffton, Ohio 28 miles
University of Northwestern Ohio Lima, Ohio 12 miles
University of Findlay Findlay, Ohio 40 miles
Urbana University Urbana, Ohio 38 miles

Two-year Technical and Community Colleges

James A. Rhodes State College Lima, Ohio 15 miles
Wright State University - Lake Campus Celina, Ohio 12 miles
Edison State Community College Piqua, Ohio 25 miles
Owens Community College Findlay, Ohio 40 miles
Hobart Institute of Welding Troy, Ohio 35 miles

Career Centers and Vocational Schools

Apollo Career Center Lima, Ohio 10 miles
Vantage Career Center Van Wert, Ohio 45 miles
Ohio Hi-Point Joint Vocational School Bellefontaine, Ohio 28 miles
Upper Valley Career Center Piqua, Ohio 25 miles
Tri-Star Career Compact
St. Marys, Ohio 9 miles