Fostoria City Schools

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District Profile

Fostoria City Schools is committed to educating the whole child and preparing our students to go out and be Leaders in the world.  Three years ago, the district made the commitment to partner with Franklin Covey and implement the Leader in Me in our three elementary buildings.  As they enter the third year of this partnership, our staff and students have learned the 7 Habits, understand the importance of goal setting, and now are focused on the impact that the habits and goals have on the achievement in the classroom.  Our youngest students are learning crucial life skills for their future: collaboration, research, commitment and ultimately how to manage themselves as individuals in society.  All of these skills are crucial to achieving lifelong success. 

About Fostoria City Schools:

  • Elementary Student-Teacher Ratio – 20:1
  • Junior/Senior HS Student-Teacher Ratio – 16:1
  • Cultural Diversity – Asian (1%), Black (5%), Hispanic (22%), Multi-racial (17%) & White (55%)
  • 24% of HS Students Participate in College Credit Plus, Vanguard-Sentinel Career & Tech Center or a Satellite Course
  • 21st Century Technology in all Classrooms
  • Campus Wear – All Grade Levels
  • Block Scheduling at FJSHS (9-12)

The Fostoria City School District distributes a quarterly newsletter spotlighting student and staff achievements, provide department and school updates, etc.  
Click here to view the latest and archived FCS District Newsletters.

Fostoria City Schools provides a 5-Star Step-Up-To-Quality (SUTQ) rated preschool program.

Class of 2019 graduating seniors accepted over $250,000 in scholarships to further their education at a university, or in the military.  This senior class also had 35% of the students choose to continue their education beyond their high school years. 


  • 1:1 Initiative Grades 5-12
    • Students can take the device home
    • Complete & submit digital assignments
    • Devices are updated each summer
  • Google applications and extensions to help individualize learning for all students, i.e., text-to-speech, speech-to-text, Google translate, etc.

As a district, we are committed to 100% of our students being involved in some activity in the school.  We recognize that if students have an interest that they are able to fulfil at school their level of success across all areas goes up.  Our belief is strong enough that we have incorporated this as an action step in our district improvement plan.

Vanguard-Sentinel Participation - 28% of our student population attended Vanguard-Sentinel receiving vocational skills 

Athletics - 19 teams, across a wide range of sports. Established leadership group for student-athletes.  

Other clubs and organizations: 

  • Fostoria Junior/Senior High School

    • New 7-12 building (January 2020)
    • LEAD School 
    • Early College High School
      • Partnership with Terra State Community College and the Fostoria Learning Center
    • College Credit Plus
    • Redmen Career Connections
    • 1:1 Chromebooks
      • Focus on 7 Habits, Individual Goal Setting & Student Action Teams
    • 26 OHSAA Competitive Sports for students grades 7-12
    • Member of the Northern Buckeye Conference
    • Quiz Bowl
    • Pep/Concert Band
    • Choir/Tribe
    • Musical/Drama
    • DECA (Marketing Program)
    • Spanish Club
    • Art Club
    • National Honor Society
    • Student Council
    • Youth to Youth & Hi Y
    • Fostoria Educational TV

    Fostoria Elementary

    • Addition and Remodel PreK-6 (Building Fall 2019)
    • Lighthouse at Longfellow
    • Leader in Me (all grade levels)
      • Leadership Day(s)
    • Student Lighthouse Teams
    • Student Action Teams, i.e.:
      • Genius Club
      • Community Service
      • Robotic Legos
      • Recycling
      • Math Club
      • Drama Club
      • Movie Critics
    • Momentum Award – Grades 3-6
      • Above expected growth 3 years in a row 
    • Gifted Program
      • Subject Acceleration
    • Project MORE (Reading Intervention)
    • 1:1 Chromebooks – 5-6 grade
    • Cross Country, Basketball and Wrestling programs at the elementary grade level
    • Elementary Quiz Bowl – Gr. 5-6
    • Pep Tribe Choir
    • Elementary Band – Gr. 5-6

Additional FCS partnerships/opportunities: 

  • Student Council- Annual Blood Drive 
  • Empty Bowls – annual fundraiser with proceeds going to a local food pantry (students make the ceramic bowls people purchase/donate and enjoy soup at the annual event)
  • Hi-Y or Youth to Youth Box City 
  • Swim lessons for all third-grade students in partnership with the YMCA 
  • School Therapy Dog 
  • CCP (College Credit Plus)
  • FRC Services- mental health assistance (40 students@ this time) not sure we put the number
  • Summer opportunities 
    • Academic Adventure Camps @ elementary levels 
    • Summer School @ JSHS
    • Summer Rec in partnership with the City of Fostoria 
  • PTO Annual Events 
  • Trick or Treat Bingo 
  • Carnival
  • Color Run - supporting student action teams and expenses of therapy dog 

Redmen Pride Band Performances/Accomplishments:

  • Memphis Liberty Bowl
    • Won all awards and overall (6 total) in our class at the field show competition
    • Marched in the parade on Beale St
      • Won all awards and overall (6 total) in our class
  • Performed at halftime of the Liberty Bowl with other HS bands backing up Country Music duo Big and Rich
  • Qualified for OMEA State Concert Band contests
  • Accepted an invitation to perform at the McDonald's All-American Thanksgiving Day Parade in Chicago 
  • Performed as the featured HS band at the Ohio Lion's Club State Convention at Cedar Point

Services at Fostoria City Schools:

  • Partnership with the Family Resource Center (FRC)
  • Title I Services – Quarterly Parent Nights
  • Multiple Learning Environments
  • Speech, Occupational & Physical Therapy
  • Inclusive Setting
  • Gifted Education Program
  • School Resource Officer(s) (2)
  • Therapy Dog, Ginger
  • Psychological Services
  • Transportation (based on eligibility)

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