Van Wert takes pride in the education of all residents and promotes academic excellence throughout the region

Van Wert City Schools, as well as nearby Crestview Local Schools and Lincolnview Local Schools, are leaders in academic excellence in Van Wert County, the region, and Ohio.


Van Wert City

Van Wert City

With more than 2,200 students in Van Wert, Van Wert City Schools feature a state-of-the-art campus, which sits on nearly 100 acres and includes many modern amenities, including a large performing arts center.

At Van Wert, students use technology as a tool in achieving their academic goals. Van Wert High School utilizes Project Based Learning with an emphasis on 21st-century skill development to ensure the student’s success in today’s world.


Crestview Local Schools

Crestview Local Schools

Crestview Local Schools is a K-12 campus in the village of Convoy. The district of 868 students includes an elementary (K-5), a middle school (6-8), and high school (9-12) in the same building, all with the same goal — providing a foundation for all students to become successful members of the future workforce.

Students are offered computer technology starting in kindergarten. In middle school, students have the option of taking family consumer science, STEM and art subjects. As students move into high school, they also have the opportunity to participate in agricultural classes, intro to medical terminology, accounting, computer science and coding, and beginning robotics. The district provides laptops for students in grades 4-12 while students in grades K-3 individually interact with technology through the use of laptops and tablets.


Lincolnview Local Schools

It is the mission of Lincolnview Local Schools to cultivate an innovative learning environment by igniting students’ minds and preparing them to excel academically, socially and morally to impact the world.

The district of about 900 students in grades K-12 provides a curriculum and schedule for elementary, middle school, and high school children that is designed to fit the individual needs of all students. It also focuses on a college and career readiness approach with relationships and collaboration of local business and industry.


Vantage Career Center

Vantage Career Center

In addition to our local schools, our community is also served by the Vantage Career Center, open to any 11th or 12th-grade student living within the 13 member school districts. The center also helps adult workers who are seeking additional training and certification and anyone else who desires to make a career change. Training in manufacturing, construction and automotive is available as well as many other programs.

There were 445 students enrolled at Vantage during the 2017 to 2018 school year. Students can choose from 17 programs, including auto body, auto technology, industrial mechanics, Precision Machining, and Welding. Programs feature nationally recognized curriculum taught by industry experts using advanced technology and equipment.


There are also three other trade schools located within a 45-mile radius: Four County Career Center in Archbold, Ohio, Apollo Career Center in Lima, Ohio, and Northeast Indiana Works in Fort Wayne, Indiana.


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