Oberlin City Schools Ambassador Program

Thinking of enrolling your child in the Oberlin City Schools? Thinking of relocating to Oberlin?  The Oberlin City Schools Ambassador Program aims to provide important information about the Oberlin City Schools and the Oberlin community.  If you would like to speak with a representative of the Oberlin City Schools or even tour our facilities, please contact Dr. David Hall at: dhall@oberlinschools.net  

Key Facts
Graduation Rate (Class of 2016): 92.4
District Enrollment (2016-2017):   1010
Spanish Offered In Grades 1-12


Average Class Size
Eastwood Elementary: 19 Students
Prospect Elementary: 24 Students
Langston Middle School: 21 Students
Oberlin High School: 27 Students

Middle School - High School Offerings

Algebra I

Physical Science


Language: Mandarin and Spanish

Athletic Offerings
Boys & Girls Track & Field
Boys & Girls Basketball
Boys & Girls Soccer
Football (OHS & LMS)
Softball (OHS)
Baseball (OHS)



Cross Country


Fine Arts Offerings
Concert Band
Marching Band
Intro to Art
Visual Art
Advanced IB Art

Ninde Scholars

Oberlin High School students in grades 11 and 12 may apply to become a Ninde Scholar. Applicants must demonstrate a drive for learning and desire to continue their education post graduation. The program is open to students who lack the support and resources to apply to college. We especially seek underrepresented students, low-income students, and students who would be the first in their families to attend college. Selection criteria include academic success measured by grade point average and quality of essay; financial need measured by eligibility for federal free and reduced lunch; educational background measured by highest level of parent education; and motivation and engagement in education measured by short answers and essay on an application.


Oberlin Alumni

Every class and class member since 1863 is listed, not just those who register.  Over 1,100 registered OHS Alumni partake in discussions.


Community Links:


Discover The Oberlin Community

Ohio Magazine named Oberlin the “Best Hometown” in northeast Ohio for 2012, stating: “The
 quintessential college town, Oberlin hosts a variety of arts and culture activities, and is home
to many eclectic shops and restaurants.”  Previously designated Ohio’s “Best College Town,”
our community is not only a destination, but home for many who love Oberlin's rare
combination of restaurants, shopping, architecture, cultural attractions, collegiate
enthusiasm, and great neighborhoods.



Oberlin College

As part of its commitment to the community, Oberlin College is
contributing its greatest resource - a first-class education - as an encouragement to all Oberlin students to pursue excellence and seek a college degree.  Beginning in the 2001-02 academic year, Oberlin College will offer full tuition scholarships to qualified graduates of Oberlin High School. The scholarships are a component of the College/Schools Partnership, a collaborative effort between the College and the Oberlin public schools to enhance the quality of public education for all students in Oberlin. The entire program is part of the Oberlin Partnership.





Bill Long Foundation    

The Bill Long Foundation is a membership-powered community foundation that gives grants to support projects and activities in Oberlin that address basic human needs or enrich cultural life. Membership in the foundation is open to all. Members elect volunteer trustees who manage all operations and award grants based on the vote of members attending the annual meeting.



Boys & Girls Club
In every community, boys and girls are left to find their own recreation and companionship in the streets. An increasing number of children are at home with no adult care or supervision. Young people need to know that someone cares about them. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Lorain County serve more than 5,800 children ages 6 to 18 with programs that emphasize education, career development, life skills and character development. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Lorain County offer that and more. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Lorain County are a safe place to learn and grow – all while having fun. They are truly The Positive Place For Kids!


Oberlin Kids

OberlinKids is a United Way community collaborative made up of 15 partners who have all come together to ensure that all children in the Oberlin City School District enter kindergarten healthy and ready to learn. All children birth to entry into kindergarten are encouraged to join this FREE program if they plan on attending Oberlin City Schools. OberlinKids members have access to our newsletter, Lorain County Imagination Library and our free On Track for Kindergarten program. On Track families have access to play groups, parent cafés, family dinner nights and more family fun events. Children and their families participate in annual digital developmental and social-emotional screenings.  If there is an identified need or concern, the family is supported in attaining appropriate evaluations and/or services to ensure the child is On Track for Kindergarten and the family’s needs are met. OberlinKids’ goal is to have all children 0-5 in Oberlin as registered members of this program. Currently OberlinKids is serving 194 children. Is your child enrolled in this free program? Enroll online today at www.oberlinkids.org and start your child’s journey to kindergarten!

Day Care Options