Windham is a village in Windham, Ohio in Portage County. It is formed with parts of Windham Township and has a population of about 2,000 people. In 1942, Windham was chosen as a site for an army camp for workers at the Ravenna Aresnal, which is over 21,000 acres. During World War II, the Aresenal employed over 14,000 employees. Since Windham housed many of the employees and families, the area experienced a historical population boom during the 1950s.
The district is made up of two buildings: Katherine Thomas Elementary (Grades PreK-5) and Windham Junior and Senior School (Grades 6-12). The district is led by Superintendent Gregg Isler. The mascot for the district is the Bomber Airplane ("Bombers" is the district's nickname), which directly coorelates to the rich military history.
The elementary school has a student population of about 230 students and is under the leadership of Sheri Gross. The school has a strong partnership with Youngstown State University where a balanced literacy program and math program was created and is continuing to grow as the years progress. The University provides ongoing professional development for the staff. The PTA known as the BFO (Bomber Family Organization) is extremely active at the school, both in and out of the classrooms.
The high school houses about 250 students under the guidance of Principal Laura Amero. The Junior/Senior High offers many sports for students to participate in. Fall sports include: football, cheerleading, golf, and girls' volleyball. In the winter, the school offers girls' and boys' basketball. During the spring season, students can participate in track, softball, or baseball. Windham is a part of the Northeastern Athletic Conference (NAC) along with: Kinsman Badger, Orwell Grand Valley, Cortland Maplewood, Vienna Mathews, and Andover Pymatuning Valley.
Other than athletics, there are numerous other academic clubs/societies students can participate in during their middle and high school years at Windham. Band and Choir are offered for those interested in being a part of the Fine and Performing Arts. National Honor Society is also available to middle and high school who carry a 3.2 grade point average and display the pillars of the society: Character, Scholarship, Leadership and Service. Student Council, Spanish Club, Art Club, Drama Club, and History Club are other clubs students have the opportunity to join.
The district is focused on building the capacity for its students to be productive and successful citizens. Ohio's New Learning Standards are the foundation for teaching and curriculum as teachers prepare the students for the future.
Our mission is to provide a learning environment that inspires student achievement. Teaching & learning will have a foundation built on effective instructional strategies and the availability to technology resources that allow for optimal learning both in and beyond the classroom.
Our vision is will prepare students for college and career readiness by:
- Providing access to resources that meet the demands of each student’s individual needs.
- Authenticating real world learning experiences will ensure development of higher order thinking skills.
- Implementing technology within the student centered learning environment.
For further information on the district, you can find the most current local state report card here: State Report Card