Rittman Exempted Village Schools are the pride of the Rittman community…..a small town with a big heart!
The Rittman Schools are committed to guiding every child to reaching their full potential: academically, socially, emotionally, and physically. Smaller schools foster personal attention for every child. This district enrollment is currently 975 total students, with 474 elementary students, 258 middle school students, and 243 high school students.
Meeting the needs of the entire community is a priority. In partnership with parents, higher-education institutions and businesses, the district is designing curriculum and instruction to ensure all students are successful.
Rittman Exempted Village Schools consists of a beautiful campus including an elementary school with grades Kindergarten through 5th grade, a middle school/high school building with wings for grades 6-8 and 9-12 and an exceptional commons area, and a multipurpose building that houses the board of education offices. Every classroom is equipped with interactive whiteboards and multimedia technologies. A recent grant initiative provides the opportunity for one-to-one Chromebook devices for all students in grades 6-12 and access to Chromebook carts for our elementary students.
Rittman Schools offer many opportunities, despite our more personal size. Students are offered an ever-growing selection of course and program options. The College Academy provides an on-campus option for students to take a full load of post-secondary courses. Students can earn between 50-60 college credit hours over the course of two school years, without ever leaving the Rittman campus. These credits are transferrable to all public universities in the state of Ohio and most of Ohio’s private institutions. These courses are dual-credit and count toward high school graduation as well. Through a partnership with Stark State, and in collaboration with 4 other school districts, a business and entrepreneurship pathway via a state-of-the-art interactive distance learning lab is also available.
Students are also encouraged to participate in their choice of athletic sports (middle school, junior varsity, and varsity teams), as well as scholarly and fine arts activities such Honor Society, Student Council, plays, musicals, concerts, and art shows.
District personnel work with parents on an ongoing basis to ensure all the needs of our students are met so that they can focus on building their own bright future. An extraordinary example of this work includes a food pantry that has been established in the elementary school to help support some of the districts 52% free and reduced students.
The Rittman community, from our parents and staff to community members, volunteer and business partners, all work together in a variety of ways to provide a solid foundation for our students to maximize their opportunities for success. Through PTAs, Junior Achievement, Booster Clubs, field trips, and classroom volunteerism, the parents and community members of Rittman contribute hundreds of hours each year to further enhance the learning opportunities for all of our children.