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Highland Food Service

Last Updated: 1/20/2023 6:46 PM

Located at Highland High School
4150 Ridge Road, Medina, OH 44256
Phone Numbers: 330-239-1901, 330-686-1901, 330-278-2727


Our Commitment
The Highland Food Service Department is a member of the National School Lunch Program. Our goal is to provide students with nutritional meals. The Lunch Menu follows the recommended Dietary Allowance Guidelines to provide less than 30% total fat, less than 10% saturated fat and minimizing sodium intake. Additionally, Highland Food Service is excited to continue to offer seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables grown locally by farmers of Northeast Ohio, when available.

We appreciate your support and thank you for the opportunity to serve your children.

Updates to Breakfast, Lunch Prices for 2022-23 School Year
Beginning in August 2022, the U.S. Department of Agriculture National School Lunch Program Food and Nutrition Services Department will be transitioning back to traditional child nutrition operations. Outlined below is what this means for you and your family.

Breakfast (Middle and High) and lunch will still be available to all students; however, they will not be free to all students. This means that families will need to complete the Free and Reduced-price Family Application in Final Forms to qualify for free or reduced-price meals. Students who do not qualify for free or reduced-price meals must pay full price for breakfast and lunch.

  • Elementary Lunch: $3.25
  • Breakfast (Middle and High): $2.50
  • Lunch (Middle and High): $3.50; Deluxe Lunch: $3.95
  • Extra Milk: $0.65

Questions? Please contact the Highland Food Service Department at 330-239-1901, ext. 5512 or email

Keep Up-to-Date with Your Child's Lunch Account & Activity

Charging a lunch is not permitted. In an emergency, charging can be done at the elementary schools and middle school. If a student does not have lunch money the daily lunch will be provided and their account will be noted as a negative. Students are not able to charge beverages, snacks or cookies.

There is no fee to view and monitor your child's lunch activity or balance by clicking on the "PaySchools Central" link located on the right-hand side of this page. PaySchools Central provides the capability to receive a 'low balance' alert and to replenish your student's lunch account automatically. There is a slight transaction fee if you choose to make an online payment at this site. Pre-payments can also be made by sending a check or cash with your child to school with your child's name and grade on the outside of the envelope.

There are a few Ala Carte items available at the Elementary level and the price range is up to $1.25. At the Middle and High School level, Ala Carte items are available every day with deli sandwiches, hot sandwiches, pizza and a variety of salads. Breakfast is also available at the High and Middle School every day with eggs, waffles, hot breakfast sandwiches, cereals, and daily specials. The High and Middle School cafeteria hours are from 7:15 a.m.-12:40 p.m.

Information on Student Lunch Account Balances
Any senior with a positive lunch account balance on their account will have the balance posted to offset any other fee balance due in the school district. If no fee balance exists, the balance will be transferred to a younger sibling’s lunch account.  If there is no younger sibling, the parent will need to request a refund of the lunch account balance, by contacting Tina Hirz, Food Service,

For all other students in grades K-11, any positive lunch account balance will carry forward to the following school year. If your family is withdrawing from the district and your child has a positive balance, please contact Tina Hirz, Food Service, at

If any student has a negative lunch account balance, the payments can be made via PaySchools Central or a check payable to Highland Schools Food Service. Checks can be mailed to the Board of Education Office, 3880 Ridge Road, Medina, Ohio 44256. Please be sure to include your child's name and student ID.

If you have any questions or need assistance with student lunch accounts, please contact Tina Hirz, Food Service,

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. Mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  2. Fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. Email: