Welcome to the Highland Local Schools!
Located in Medina County, Ohio, Highland Local School District offers students an achievement-oriented educational program and serves students from Hinckley, Granger, Sharon, Montville, Copley, Medina, Brunswick Hills, and Wadsworth. We offer a comprehensive curriculum and our highly qualified teaching staff works to develop the abilities of each child. The District is constantly growing and striving to remain future-focused so that our students have the academic tools they need to succeed in the 21st Century and beyond.
According to the 2022 U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools Rankings, Highland High School is now ranked #15 out of 120 high schools in the Cleveland Metro area, #41 among Ohio’s 750 high schools and #1,155 out of 17,843 high schools nationally.
"We are proud to be consistently recognized as one of the best high schools in Ohio and at the national level. Our students and staff have persevered through a multitude of challenging circumstances over the past couple of years, and yet, they have continued to work hard, maintain focus and succeed at the highest levels,” stated Highland Schools Superintendent Catherine Aukerman. “Each year, this ranking validates our student performance in the areas of college readiness, proficiency in reading, math and science as well as our graduation rate. We are excited to celebrate this success.”
U.S. News evaluated over 24,000 public high schools nationwide, with nearly 18,000 schools ranked. The highest-ranked public schools are those whose students demonstrated outstanding outcomes above expectations in math, science and reading state assessments, passed a diverse array of college-level exams and graduated in high proportions. To learn more, visit: https://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/ohio/districts/highland-local/highland-high-school-15628.
Enrolling Your Child in the HLSD
Please note: Only the residential or legal custodial parent/guardian may enroll the child in school. All steps must be completed before a student may attend the Highland Local Schools. At this time, the district does not accept Open Enrollment.
To begin the enrollment process, please see "Enrollment Steps" listed on the right-hand side of this page. Here, you will find a Records Release Request Form, an Enrollment Process Checklist, Medical Action Plans (if applicable), and a link to FinalForms. Please follow this link to create or access your FinalForms account.
FinalForms is an online program that allows you and your student(s) to complete and file MOST forms electronically. All parents of Highland students are required to use this program. The custodial parent/guardian must have a valid email address. The #1 contact listed in FinalForms will be the phone number used for the district's emergency notification system. It is then up to the parent to keep their child's information current, as the information will carry over each school year.
Bus Transportation for New Students
Any new students who require school bus transportation are asked to email the Highland Transportation Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please provide the following information in your email:
- Parent's name
- Your child's name
- School attending
- Child's grade
- Home address
- Phone number
- Indicate if you need AM, PM transportation or BOTH.
For the 2023-24 school year, incoming kindergarten students must follow the registration process outlined below.
If you have a child who will begin kindergarten for the 2023-24 school year, registration opens through FinalForms beginning on February 13, 2023. Highland’s kindergarten program consists of an all-day, everyday model. In order to register, a child must be 5 years old by September 30, 2023. The following items are needed and must be uploaded to FinalForms when registering:
- parent identification with a picture I.D.
- proof of residency
- child’s original birth certificate or passport
- child’s complete immunization records
- certified custody papers (if applicable)
Please register your child through FinalForms HERE.
Also, if enrolling a child in kindergarten, review the Welcome to Kindergarten packet.
Highland Little Hornets Preschool Program
Highland Local Schools offers a pre-school program for typically developing three, four, and five-year-old children. The half-day pre-school program is located at Granger Elementary School and runs Monday through Thursday. The cost is $140 per month. To learn more details on enrollment, please call 330-239-1901, ext. 1256, or visit the Little Hornets Preschool webpage.
Change in Immunization Requirements
As a result of the passage of Senate Bill 121 (signed into law by the Governor last October), immunization requirements now include inoculation against meningitis. The Ohio Department of Health has issued details about the new Meningococcal immunization requirements beginning with the start of the 2016-17 school year. An immunization summary from the Ohio Department of Health for school attendance is available here. Additional immunization information is available here.
HLSD District Boundaries
Not Sure if You Live in Highland? Families considering purchasing a home in the area are highly advised to verify that their address resides within the Highland Local School District boundaries by visiting the link to the applicable auditor's office (below). Our school boundaries can be difficult to discern.
Custom Mobile App
Did you know that the Highland Schools has a custom mobile app available for free download? It's true! The app makes it easy for anyone, anywhere to access important news and information related to the Highland Schools.
- Android users can download the app in the Google Play Store.
- iPhone users can visit the App Store.
- Search for “Highland Local Schools.”
- Select the app with the district H logo and green background.
- Subscribe to your child’s school, or if you have multiple children in the district, subscribe to multiple schools.
As always, please feel free to visit our website at www.highandschools.org. If you have suggestions for a revision or improvement, please let us know by emailing email@example.com. Thank you!
School Contact Information
Highland High School
4150 Ridge Rd., Medina, OH 44256
330-239-1901, ext. 5201 (Guidance)
Highland Middle School
3880 Ridge Rd., Medina, OH 44256
330-239-1901, ext. 1201 (Register)
330-239-1901, ext. 1203 (Scheduling)
Granger Elementary School
1724 Wilbur Rd., Medina, OH 44256
330-239-1901, ext. 2100
Hinckley Elementary School
1157 Ridge Rd., Hinckley, OH 44233
330-278-2727, ext. 3100
Sharon Elementary School
6216 Ridge Rd., Wadsworth, OH 44281
330-239-1901, ext. 4100