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Dominion Middle School


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  • Address: 330 Dominion Boulevard, Columbus, OH 43214
  • Phone: (614) 365-6020

Located in the heart of Clintonville, Dominion Middle School is a welcoming and vibrant neighborhood school with a diverse population of sixth through eighth grade students. Clinton, Indian Springs, Colerain, Como, Salem, and Weinland Park Elementary Schools all lead into Dominion. Part of a strong community committed to student achievement, Dominion students are encouraged to explore, develop, engage and connect in a safe and nurturing environment. Our teachers value students as individuals and are committed to working with parents to uncover each person’s unique talents, interests and strengths. Daily morning town hall meetings and a house system build camaraderie and reinforce values and character development. Town hall is an opportunity to showcase student voices and celebrate achievements.

Dominion offers robust gifted and talented resources with online blogs and mastery student portfolios, as well as Spanish instruction, physical science, science, algebra 1, pre-algebra, geometry for high school credit, computer science and introduction to engineering courses. Students in 8th grade may earn a maximum of 5.75 high school credits.

Adding to the diverse setting, Dominion is the only Columbus City Schools middle school with a center serving the deaf community. Deaf and hard of hearing students are mainstreamed into classes at Dominion. Students may participate in a wide variety of clubs including chess, newspaper, robotics, engineering, stock market, and drama. Dominion students have received state-wide accolades in Power of the Pen, Science Fair, and more. Sports include volleyball, soccer, boys’ and girls’ basketball, track, baseball, and softball teams for 7th and 8th grade students. Music opportunities include choir, vocal ensemble, instrumental music, and rock band. The Dominion Unified Arts staff allows students to explore visual and musical art in a variety of different ways ranging from listening to guest speakers and providing community performances to participating in field trips to city museums and displaying art in the community. The drama department recently teamed up with The Ohio State University and The Royal Shakespeare company to present Romeo and Juliet.

Students are encouraged and empowered to become leaders and good citizens of the world through activities such as mentoring programs, composting and recycling, and the integration of social justice into community discussions. The school also has strong community partnerships. Volunteers from Time Warner Communications provide weekly reading tutoring using “Time to Read”, and The Ohio State University College of Chemistry has partnered with Dominion in a program called WOW (Worlds of Wonder).

Additionally, Dominion was awarded the Buckeye Best Silver Medal for Wellness during 2007-2008. The Dominion Middle School cafeteria offers a vegetarian menu and salad bar.

Clinton Elementary School


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  • Address: 10 Clinton Heights Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43202
  • Phone: (614) 365-6532

Clinton Elementary School is the neighborhood elementary school for the south part of Clintonville and houses kindergarten through 5th grade. Clinton Elementary School students returned to its newly renovated school in autumn 2012. Clinton Elementary teachers are experienced and well qualified. They have an average of 16 years of teaching, and 57% hold a Master’s degree. These excellent teachers are led by Principal Carmen Graff.

Clinton Elementary embraces traditional classroom teaching that is supplemented with visits from guest scholars and field trips. Clinton Elementary brings in visiting authors and artists to share their knowledge with the kids. Students travel across the city and the state to learn through experience. Some of the Columbus field trips include visits to the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, the Franklin Park Conservatory, and the Columbus Zoo. Every year, fifth graders spend two nights at an outdoor camp.

All students take art, music, gym, and computer classes. The annual spring art show allows students to share their creativity with their classmates and parents, and the school boasts several Wellness-related initiatives such as a two-week Health Challenge. The music department holds assemblies for the students to perform for one another, and the school offers many clubs–such as chess, Destination Imagination, and STEMM–for extra enrichment.

Colerain Elementary School


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  • Address: 499 E. Weisheimer Road, Columbus, OH 43214
  • Phone: (614) 365-6001

With the motto, “Our Emphasis is On Excellence,” Colerain Elementary sets a high bar for all its students. Colerain Elementary School teaches preschool through fifth grade with a wonderful student to teacher ratio (10:1). Teachers at Colerain are highly skilled educators with an average of 19 years experience. Colerain Elementary has classes especially for the orthopedically impaired for all grade levels, as well as classes for typical neighborhood and lottery students.

Colerain’s staff and students place great importance on respect and they state clearly, “We are family!” They have strong ties to their pathway schools as well as OSU’s School of Veterinary Medicine, which visits the school for a day each year and brings horses, dogs, reptiles, and birds to teach the kids about animals. They also have music programs and field trips to places such as COSI, Franklin Park Conservatory, Columbus Museum of Art, and the Columbus Zoo to boost an already outstanding education program.

The school also hosts annual events that bring students, teachers, and staff together such as the Walk & Roll-a-Thon held in March, where students of all abilities are sponsored by their family and friends to do laps around the school. A talent show also takes place each spring in conjunction with the pathway middle school, Dominion. Colerain students get the opportunity to perform on Dominion’s stage and then do a repeat performance at Colerain in the afternoon. Fun & Frolic, another spring event, offers games, a cake walk and putt-putt, as well as an opportunity for alumni of the school to come back and see old friends.

Indian Springs Elementary School


Indian Springs Elementary School is the neighborhood elementary school for the north part of Clintonville and south Beechwold. It serves kindergarten through fifth grade. Indian Springs Elementary School teachers have an average 12 years teaching, and nearly 50% hold a Master’s degree. Led by principal Lisa Adams, Indian Springs’ staff strives to provide instruction geared to each child’s level. The focus is on academic achievement while instilling the joy of learning in students. Indian Springs also has gifted and talented resources for identified students. All students take art, music, gym and library. The music department holds assemblies to highlight its choir and instrumental students. Partnerships with Dominion Middle School and Whetstone High School allow children to experience plays and music during assemblies at Indian Springs or walking field trips to these schools.

Students also take part in events such as spirit days, Family Literacy Night, Math/Science Night, Artists in the Schools, author visits, 4th/5th grade camp, the Momentum program through BalletMet, a school carnival and many more. Throughout the school year, students can also get involved with a variety of special interest clubs such as Mileage Club, Literacy Club, Chess Club, and Math Club, among others. Student Council, field trips, Invention Convention, Spelling Bee, Read-a-Thon, BizTown, Battle of the Books, Field Day, and many more activities are also offered.

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