Dr. James Robinson
Welcome to Manchester Local Schools, the home of the Manchester Panthers. I am very happy that you are visiting our district website, and I hope you find the information you are looking for in Panther Country. Our Board of Education, Certified, and Classified staff are very proud of the students who enter our school every day and advance through the rigors of our curriculum at each grade level. Manchester students are well prepared for life outside of school due to a dedicated staff, and it starts upon entrance as an elementary student and proceeds right onto graduation. Manchester graduates approximately 96% of all students entering high school in four years and more than 98% in five years. This speaks highly to the effort made by students and expectations of parents and community members for our students. It begins when students enter the district at our “Blue Ribbon” Nolley elementary school, move on to our Middle School that just received an “A” grade for annual measurable growth regarding all students, and finally at Manchester High School who was recently rated in the top 15% of all Ohio high schools by U.S. News and World Reports. This happens because our students attend class more than 95% of all scheduled days that they are in session and because of the work of our dedicated staff. Our students choose many walks of life from college, work, and the armed forces and more importantly they are prepared and discerning citizens. The community is always welcome in the buildings as all district administrators practice an open-door policy.
One last item that should be mentioned revolves around school safety, which is always on everyone’s mind today. Manchester Local Schools has partnered with the Ohio Department of Education’s Safer Schools Program. Safer Schools Ohio is a multi-agency effort created to assist schools in continuously improving the safety for our students. By calling or texting the hotline at 1-844-SAFEROH (1-844-723-3764) you can report anything that is suspicious or endangering you or your school. Words that I cannot emphasize enough are “If You See Something—Say Something.” If you have any further questions about our system, please feel free to contact my office at (330) 882-6926.