Oberlin City Schools Ambassador Program
Thinking of enrolling your child in the Oberlin City Schools? Thinking of relocating to Oberlin?  The Oberlin City Schools Ambassador Program aims to provide important information about the Oberlin City Schools and the Oberlin community.  If you would like to speak with a representative of the Oberlin City Schools or even tour our facilities, please contact John Schroth at: jschroth@oberlinschools.org
Athletic Offerings
Boys & Girls Track & Field
Boys & Girls Basketball
Boys & Girls Soccer
Football (OHS & LMS)
Softball (OHS)
Baseball (OHS)
Fine Arts Offerings
Concert Band
Marching Band
Intro to Art
Visual Art
Advanced IB Art  
Key Facts
Average Graduation Rate (2009-2012): 96.9%
Average District Enrollment (2009-2012):   1147
Eastwood Elementary Enrollment (2009-2012): 269
Prospect ElementaryEnrollment (2009-2012): 236
Langston Middle School Enrollment (2009-2012): 263
Oberlin High SchoolEnrollment (2009-2012): 379
School Designations
Eastwood Elementary: Effective
Prospect Elementary: Excellent
Langston Middle School: Effective
Oberlin HIgh School: Excellent
Average Class Size
Eastwood Elementary: 19 Students
Prospect Elementary: 24 Students
Langston Middle School: 21 Students
Oberlin High School: 27 Students

 Oberlin Makes A Difference

As part of the Oberlin City School District's focus on excellence, the “Oberlin Makes a Difference” Hall of Fame honors outstanding graduates of Oberlin High School.  The honorees are trailblazers in their field, influencing their community and their significantly impacting their area of expertise, including medicine, science and health, the arts, literature, entertainment, business and finance, government and politics, education and humanities, sports, philanthropy, and the military.


 Ninde Scholars


Oberlin High School students in grades 11 and 12 may apply to become a Ninde Scholar. Applicants must demonstrate a drive for learning and desire to continue their education post graduation. The program is open to students who lack the support and resources to apply to college. We especially seek underrepresented students, low-income students, and students who would be the first in their families to attend college. Selection criteria include academic success measured by grade point average and quality of essay; financial need measured by eligibility for federal free and reduced lunch; educational background measured by highest level of parent education; and motivation and engagement in education measured by short answers and essay on an application.

Ninde Scholars Website


Endowment Fund

The Oberlin Schools Endowment Fund was established in late 1986. It is a nonprofit, charitable fund that is under the umbrella of the Community Foundation of Lorain County. It is governed by a 14-person board. Three of the Endowment Fund board members are selected by the president of the Oberlin Board of Education. Two of the fourteen members are Oberlin High School students. The remaining nine members of the Endowment Fund board are selected by the members of the Endowment Board. Terms of office for the trustees of the Endowment Fund are three years, staggered to avoid a large turnover of trustees in any one year. Currently serving on the board are: President Karen Lovelace, Vice President Gwen Goul, Secretary Jeff Rubin, Michele Andrews, William Doane, Walter Edling, Barbara Enos, Glenna Kolb, James White, Lynn Haessly, Community Foundation laison Ramona Grigsby, and two High School representatives. If you would be interested in serving on the board, please contact a current board member.

The Oberlin Schools Endowment Fund was established in 1986 by the Oberlin Board of Education. It is an endowment fund which is under the umbrella of the Community Foundation of Lorain County. Donations to the Endowment Fund are never spent. Only the income from the endowment is used to fund the grants. The Oberlin Schools Endowment Fund now contains approximately $400,000. The Endowment fund Board solicits contributions from the community once each year in December.

The Endowment Fund is also very much interested in any type of charitable gift planning that a potential donor might consider. Those donations could be in the form of a gift of an old small-value paid-up insurance policy, a gift of appreciated stock, a gift of a piece of real property, or one of the simplest forms of gift, the mention of the Oberlin Schools Endowment fund in a will or estate plan. The Endowment Fund has grown appreciably since its establishment. We would like to see it continue to grow so that the amount of income available to support the Oberlin schools likewise grows. Donations to the Fund are truly an investment in the children of Oberlin.

If you would be interested in serving on the board, please write to : Endowment@oberlinschools.org 


Discover The Oberlin Community

Ohio Magazine named Oberlin the “Best Hometown” in northeast Ohio for 2012, stating: “The
 quintessential college town, Oberlin hosts a variety of arts and culture activities, and is home
to many eclectic shops and restaurants.”  Previously designated Ohio’s “Best College Town,”
our community is not only a destination, but home for many who love Oberlin's rare
combination of restaurants, shopping, architecture, cultural attractions, collegiate
enthusiasm, and great neighborhoods.


Oberlin College

As part of its commitment to the community, Oberlin College is
contributing its greatest resource - a first-class education - as an encouragement to all Oberlin students to pursue excellence and seek a college degree.  Beginning in the 2001-02 academic year, Oberlin College will offer full tuition scholarships to qualified graduates of Oberlin High School. The scholarships are a component of the College/Schools Partnership, a collaborative effort between the College and the Oberlin public schools to enhance the quality of public education for all students in Oberlin. The entire program is part of the Oberlin Partnership.





 The Oberlin Project

Oberlin Project  

The Oberlin Project is a joint effort of the City of Oberlin, Oberlin College, and private and institutional partners to improve the resilience, prosperity, and sustainability of our community.  The Oberlin Project's aim is to revitalize the local economy, eliminate carbon emissions, restore local agriculture, food supply and forestry, and create a new, sustainable base for economic and community development.

The Oberlin Project Video

 Bill Long Foundation  

The Bill Long Foundation is a membership-powered community foundation that gives grants to support projects and activities in Oberlin that address basic human needs or enrich cultural life. Membership in the foundation is open to all. Members elect volunteer trustees who manage all operations and award grants based on the vote of members attending the annual meeting.


Boys & Girls Club
In every community, boys and girls are left to find their own recreation and companionship in the streets. An increasing number of children are at home with no adult care or supervision. Young people need to know that someone cares about them. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Lorain County serve more than 5,800 children ages 6 to 18 with programs that emphasize education, career development, life skills and character development. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Lorain County offer that and more. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Lorain County are a safe place to learn and grow – all while having fun. They are truly The Positive Place For Kids!



Day Care Options