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Providing Inspiration to Make a Difference in the World
Student Enrollment:
• Elementary Schools, K-4: 1,855
• Intermediate School, 5-6: 750
• Middle School, 7-8: 807
• High School, 9-12: 1,679
• Bulldog Online Academy: 145
• Total Students: 5,236
Enrollment fluctuates throughout the school year. These numbers reflect the district as of June 18, 2018.

District Employees
• Certified Teachers/Professionals: 378
• Classified Staff: 234
• Administrators: 31
• Total Employees: 643


Our Mission is to Provide a 21st Century Education Empowering Each Learner to Be a Self-Motivated Successful Citizen in a Global Society


The purpose of schooling is to ensure that each child, regardless of background, learns to think, reason and use his or her mind well.

The school district is organized to encourage children to use knowledge to solve problems rather than passively absorb knowledge to be used at some other time.

District-level staff supports initiatives from the school buildings that are designed to produce better results for students.

Teachers are viewed as leaders: their primary job is to engage students in significant activity that results in learning.

One of the most critical jobs of the superintendent is to develop a vision of the future and to initiate action toward that vision.

Message from the Superintendent
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Educating students has always been an empowering endeavor and a great undertaking, but it has never been more challenging
than it is today.
All Stow-Munroe Falls City School District employees are dedicated to making sure we do everything in our power to make the
experience for our students authentic, safe, and challenging; while also taking into account their complex social and emotional
The district continually strives to get better and we are focusing our efforts on making sure that our students gain the academic
skills they need in order to compete in an increasingly competitive global economy. We are also continuing to improve skills that
students can use to cope in a very challenging world that offers so many unhealthy distractions, both mentally and emotionally.
When I first arrived at SMFCSD, our district theme for the year was “Dream On,” because I felt in the age of mass testing and
assessment, our students were losing the opportunity to be children and were forgetting how to dream—the very skill that
made us the most incredible country on Earth. We have spent the last two years focusing on getting back to what it means to
allow kids to be kids, focusing on how we can help foster not only their academic skills, but also their aspirations.
Over the last four years, we have also concentrated on coming together in a more cohesive way as a staff so that we can be
stronger as a team and provide better services to our students and community. I truly believe that we continue to get better
every day; and, we will strive to keep getting better.
This year we have adopted Henry Ford’s great saying, “Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and
working together is success.” We believe that we can accomplish anything if we do it together. A perfect example of this school/
community partnership is the new safety and security improvements being completed in all of our buildings. These projects are
financed with Permanent Improvement levy funds passed by our community in 2016.
I am so glad that you are a part of this community and this school district, and we are proud of the efforts all of our staff put forth
each and every day to define who we are as a district. We are all here to make our students successful leaders in the community
and in the world, and we are all here to help develop in them the skills they need to face any challenges or adversities they may
encounter. I truly believe this is what it means to be a Stow-Munroe Falls Bulldog.
Go Bulldogs!!!
Tom Bratten, Superintendent

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