Welcome to the Highland Local Schools!
Located in Medina County, Ohio, Highland Local School District offers students an achievementoriented 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 2021 U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools Rankings, Highland High School continues its impressive climb in state and national rankings and is now ranked #10 out of 123 high schools in the Cleveland Metro area, #34 among Ohio’s 872 high schools and #881 out of 17,857 high schools nationally. In 2020, HHS was ranked #13, #36 and #1,013 respectively.
"These are incredible gains despite a year overshadowed by so much change and uncertainty for our students, staff and families," stated Highland Schools Superintendent Catherine Aukerman. "Yet collectively we rose to the challenge and persevered. This is not only a great accomplishment for Highland High School, but for the entire district and community. A strong school district equals a strong community, and we are proud to once again be recognized as one of the best."
U.S. News evaluated over 24,000 public high schools nationwide, with more than 18,000 schools ranked. The highest ranked public schools are those whose students demonstrated outstanding outcomes above expectations in math and reading state assessments, passed a diverse array of college-level exams and graduated in high proportions. Learn more: 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 righthand 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 on-line 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 2021-22 school year, Incoming Kindergerten students must follow the registration process listed below.
Highland’s program consists of an all day, every day model. In order to register, a child must be 5 years old by September 30, 2021. The following items are needed at the time of registration: personal identification with a picture I.D., proof of residency, the child’s original birth certificate or passport, child’s complete immunization records, and certified custody papers (if applicable). Please register your child through FinalForms at: https://highlandmedina-oh.finalforms.com/. You may bring printed/completed forms to help expedite the process at registration. Note: FinalForms registration for 2021-22 does not open until 2/2/2021.
If you are enrolling a child in Kindergarten, please 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. Cost is $140 per month. To learn more details on enrollment, please call 330-239-1901, ext. 1256.
Pre-School Student/Parent Handbook
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.
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. 1206 (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