The students of the Coventry Local School District (CLSD) take great pride in their academics, athletics, and the arts. The district promotes and supports high expectations and achievement for all students. Coventry offers students successful learning experiences through the use of unique learning environments, technology, hands-on learning, differentiated instruction, and supportive school cultures.
The strong support of the Coventry Schools Foundation, alumni organization, parent teacher organizations, band parent association, athletic boosters, surrounding business communities, and the local government all play a vital role in the education of our students. Together with these supportive organizations, the students in the CLSD are accomplishing great success in academics and beyond.
The Coventry Local School District centers around the beautiful Portage Lakes area in Akron, Ohio. The district consists of three schools: Coventry Elementary, Coventry Middle, and Coventry High School. Coventry’s current enrollment includes approximately 1850 students:
Coventry High School:
Facilities - The new Coventry High School first opened its doors for the 2016-2017 school year. This beautiful school provides our students and teachers with an educational environment suited for today’s learners. With access to modern technology, collaborative opportunities, and amazing facilities for athletics and the arts, the high school has become a pillar of unity for the district and community. We are forever grateful to the residents of Coventry for supporting this one-of-a-kind building project.
Teaching & Learning - In addition to having outstanding college preparatory and general courses of study, CHS offers Advanced Placement courses in the areas of English Language Arts, Social Studies, Mathematics, and Art. Over the years, CHS has worked hard to meet the needs of all learners. The high school offers online learning, distance learning, and college credit plus opportunities. These options provide our students a variety of pathways for meeting the curriculum requirements for graduation. In addition, the high school offers an amazing educational music program. The high school has four different bands and three choirs. Over the years, these programs have truly excelled - earning superior ratings at competitions and encouraging more and more students to participate. Finally, there are numerous clubs and organizations that afford our students the opportunity to broaden their horizons and strengthen the bond with our community.
Coventry Middle School:
Teaching & Learning - Coventry Middle School is nationally recognized for its achievements in middle level education. CMS offers a “teaming” approach to educating the students. This approach centers on the belief that it takes a village to educate a child. Teams of teachers work together to support and foster a love of learning in all students through this model. The love of learning is ingrained in all aspects of the students’ lives at CMS. Technology, collaboration, and hands-on learning are key educational concepts and tools used to prepare our students, not only academically, but for life beyond the CMS walls.
Social & Emotional – Coventry Middle School, through the "teaming" approach, is also able to support the social and emotional needs that are so critical to supporting adolescent students. Advisory, Success Time, and grade-level planned supports provide the baseline of this support. We are pleased to partner with Greenleaf Family Center to offer third-party clinical counseling services on-site.
Cool School – Coventry Middle School provides the students with many exciting and engaging learning activities. Currently, the school is involved in an exciting initiative called Earth Echo*.
*As outlined on their website, EarthEcho International is a nonprofit organization founded on the belief that youth have the power to change our planet. Established by siblings Philippe and Alexandra Cousteau in honor of their father Philippe Cousteau Sr., and grandfather legendary explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau, the mission is to inspire young people worldwide to act now for a sustainable future.
Students at CMS have an opportunity to work closely with Earth Echo and Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center to make a difference in water quality and a sustainable world.
Coventry Middle School also has their very own hydroponic classroom. This high-tech farm features LED lights, healthy green plants, and the sound of running water. Plants are grown hydroponically - meaning they are grown without traditional soil and instead, have their roots exposed to nutrient-rich water that allows growth. The 1000 square foot lab space has 100 spots for lettuce in gutter-like channels that feed them water and nutrients. CMS grows three kinds of leafy greens: swiss chard, sorrel lettuce, and basil. Additionally, there are 48 spots for towering vining crops like tomatoes, cucumbers, sweet peppers, and peas. Once the lettuce is ready, or the vining crops are ripe to be picked, the produce is sent to the cafeteria for free, healthy salads. Some students bring produce home to their families for dinner. Nothing is wasted.
Coventry Elementary School:
Where Comets Begin their Journey – Coventry Elementary School houses the district’s youngest learners. CES is based on the educational philosophy that in order for students to succeed, you must educate the whole child. This means that a child’s school day is not only about academics; there is also an emphasis on character education and establishing strong partnerships with the family as well. CES believes in approaching the education of the whole child through Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS).
As outlined on the Ohio Department of Education website, PBIS is a decision-making framework that guides selection, integration and implementation of the best evidence-based academic and behavioral practices for improving important academic and behavior outcomes for all students.
In addition to PBIS, the educators at CES utilize the best practices for teaching young learners today. These practices include the use of Clear Learning Targets and Formative Assessments each day in the classrooms. The foundation of learning is established at Coventry Elementary School. The work done at CES is vital to each child’s ongoing success in his/her educational journey through life.