Everybody is Somebody in Maumee
This is Panther Country!
The community of Maumee supports our public school system and prides itself on the successes of Maumee students. Many Maumee High School graduates remain in the community and raise their own children here. When you attend music, art and athletic events you meet grandparents, aunts and uncles who are there to watch loved ones perform and compete.
Maumee is the perfect size! With just about 15,000 residents and full city amenities, Maumee is small enough so that students and families are known by name, but large enough to offer the same educational opportunities available in larger school districts. From gifted education to education for children with special needs, Maumee boasts a robust educational program from preschool through graduation and a staff to student ratio of 1:15. Many teachers and auxiliary staff members are Maumee High School graduates who chose to return to their roots to serve the next generations of students from their hometown.
Maumee High School and Gateway Middle School offer students the opportunity to participate in 25 after-school clubs/activities and on 48 athletic teams. Elementary schools offer numerous before and after-school clubs and activities for students.
Maumee students who are interested in a career-tech pathway have the option to attend Penta Career Center while they remain Maumee students able to fully participate in activities and athletics and receive a Maumee High School diploma.
Want to learn more? Maumee City Schools invites students of any age to be a “Panther For A Day” and shadow a Maumee student, meet staff, and explore educational opportunities. Call us at (419) 893-3200 for more information and to find out why we say in Maumee, everybody is somebody.
Why Elementary Education is Better in Maumee
Fairfield Elementary School and Fort Miami Elementary School are established neighborhood kindergarten through third grade schools that provide a caring environment of highly qualified teachers and staff. Staff strives, every day, to educate and equip young learners for the modern world. With the addition of our MakerSpaces, students have opportunities for hands-on S.T.E.A.M. learning to complement the already rich, research-based curricula.
- Integration of technology into classroom instruction and provide students with a variety of ways to use different technology resources.
- Full-time guidance counselor who helps better support the needs of the whole child.
- Two reading specialists who collaborate with classroom teachers, tutors, and special education teachers to support our young readers in the classroom, with interventions, and/or with enrichment.
- Continuous reflection on current practices and exploration of new ways to improve and best meet the needs of our students.
- Grade levels plan as teams, which allows for optimal collaboration both vertically and horizontally.
- Data-based response to intervention (RTI) system which provides students with reading support to meet their individual needs.
- Rotation schedule to teach reading in kindergarten and first grade to provide differentiated instruction and maximize learning time.
Wayne Trail Elementary School is an educationally unique two-grade level building of both fourth and fifth grade students. When students enter Wayne Trail, they enter with a feel of true community. We focus on building positive relationships with students and families from day one. These relationships continue to build for the two full years as we have adopted a "looping" model, where teachers teach the same students for two successive years. Our caring teachers also work in teams to collaborate to best meet students' needs. This allows our highly qualified and dedicated educators to know the students' strengths and challenges to capitalize on maximum student performance. This safe and close-knit learning environment has also been enhanced with our P.B.I.S. (positive behavior intervention and supports) program, where students get recognized and rewarded for making the right choices.
- Wayne Trail offers a wide variety of hands-on and relevant learning opportunities throughout the year. For instance, our cutting-edge MakerSpace allows students to be creative, innovative and learn with both high-tech (S.T.E.A.M. activities, robotics, 3D modeling, graphic designing and computer programming) and low-tech materials (Legos, Keva blocks, and other building materials). All students have a Google Chromebook to utilize throughout the day to extend their learning. We host themed weeks, such as Hockey Week, Serve Week and Diversity Week to make learning experiences authentic and memorable.
- With high academic standards in mind, we offer a full range of services from gifted and talented to special education, where quality teachers work diligently to challenge students to be at their best.
- Our uniqueness and greatness lie in not what we do for ourselves, but what we are teaching our students to do for others. The emphasis on the whole child is very prevalent in our school. First, our experienced full-time counselor helps support the needs of the whole child with life-enriching strategies at school and home. Our students are proactively engaged in service-learning opportunities throughout the year such as Feed My Starving Children, Martin Luther King Jr. Serve Day, and partner with local organizations to donate time and supplies to teach students the meaning of compassion and empathy. These character-building events, make Wayne Trail a well-rounded learning environment where students are supported and aim to reach above and beyond their potential!
Why Middle School Education is Better in Maumee
Rigor, relevance, and relationships are an integral part of each day for students in sixth, seventh and eighth grade in Maumee. Our teachers are student-centered and pride themselves on relating lessons to students’ everyday life.
- We utilize a “team” design, which allows the same group of teachers, counselors, and administrators to meet collaboratively each day to target the varied needs of their students, plan lessons, and celebrate student success. In addition, the daily schedule is designed with an Enrichment Period and an Academic Assist Period to remediate and extend curriculum.
- We have a one-to-one technology initiative in place and students pick up their personal Chromebook as they arrive at school each day.
- With a robust literacy initiative, the middle school is able to provide intervention classes for struggling readers. We also offer co-taught classes in Math and English/Language Arts and accelerated learning opportunities for students identified as gifted.
- Gateway's MakerSpace is a well-utilized, collaborative space that allows students to explore, create, and learn S.T.E.A.M. skills.
- The social and emotional health of our students is paramount. Gateway Middle School has a school resource officer, two full-time counselors, and we draw on the expertise of outside organizations to enhance our ability to meet the social and emotional needs of our students.
- Our P.B.I.S. initiative (Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports) encourages students to take responsibility for their own behavior. Our program focuses on rewarding students for following behavior expectations and providing interventions as needed.
- We offer students many opportunities to excel in the classroom as well as outside the classroom by participation on 15 athletic teams and 12 after-school clubs/activities.
- Community service is a strong focus and we encourage our students to actively support outside organizations and social initiatives.
Why High School Education is Better in Maumee
One of the state of Ohio’s first chartered high schools, Maumee High School is truly “A Place Where Everybody is Somebody.” With a student population of approximately 800 students and a professional staff of 58, Maumee High School is large enough to provide all of the opportunities of a first-class college preparatory institution but small enough that students are known by name and treated as individuals.
- We boast a veteran staff with an average experience of 20 years and every member is highly qualified in their subject area and familiar with addressing diverse student needs. Staff is committed to developing the “complete” student. With an emphasis on academics, arts, and athletics, students can explore many different curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular opportunities. Leadership skills are developed in these settings. Paired with a student population size that allows any student to participate meaningfully in any school-related activity, there is no reason why every student can’t rise to his/her full potential.
- The sheer number of advanced degrees held by staff has allowed us to become a leader in providing college opportunities at the high school level. Certifying staff members as university adjunct instructors allows Maumee High School to offer 14 college-bearing courses on our campus through the College Credit Plus program. Combine this with 11 other Advanced Placement courses and our motivated students can leave Maumee High School with a true “head start” on college.
- An “ACT throughout the curriculum” thread unifies academics here. All students are prepared by all teachers for ACT success. Whether the student graduates and heads straight to college, the military, or the workforce, each is provided the skills necessary for post-secondary success.
- Our new, state-of-the-art S.T.E.A.M. lab (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics) and Student Commons (coming in 2018) give Maumee High School a college campus-like feel and allows students to explore, research, and collaborate during the school day.
- Our Performing Arts Center rivals any other venue in Northwest Ohio and allows our students to showcase their talents on the stage.
- A committed alumni base has privately raised millions of dollars for infrastructure improvements in academic, arts, and athletic facilities.
- We received national recognition as a U.S. News and World Report “silver medal” school and by the Jefferson Awards Foundation as a “gold medal” service school.
- The complete student cannot be developed without addressing character. Maumee High School is a school that embraces diversity, promotes the well being of each individual, and gives students the opportunity to “give back.” This can be witnessed first hand in our Panther Family environment and through the efforts of our Panther Pack and student service organizations including LINK Crew, Rotary Interact, DECA, and Student Council.