The Mariemont City School District is located on the east side of Cincinnati, Ohio, and includes the villages of Fairfax, Mariemont and Terrace Park as well as the unincorporated areas of Plainville and Williams Meadows. The district can trace its founding to April 14, 1879.
Quick Facts About the District
Mariemont City Schools consists of four schools, serving grades K-12 (with independent preschool programs available): Mariemont High School, Mariemont Junior High School, Mariemont Elementary School and Terrace Park Elementary School. Total enrollment is approximately 1,750 students.
The district employs approximately 200 certified and classified staff. General administration consists of the superintendent and treasurer.
The district completed a long-term facilities plan in 2012, with extensive renovations at both elementary schools, construction of a new junior high school building in Fairfax, and renovation of part of the high school building. Mariemont Elementary, Terrace Park Elementary and Mariemont Junior High School celebrated the new buildings with dedication ceremonies on Sunday, September 9, 2012.
To follow up the 2012 facilities plan, the district began discussing the Mariemont High School building in 2016. For two years, administration, staff, students, parents and community members teamed up with construction and architect experts to vet the building's condition and assess its needs.
In the fall of 2018, voters passed an operating an permanent improvement levy, securing the necessary funds for the Mariemont High School facility project which is currently underway and will run through the summer of 2021. The project allows the district to provide a 21st century education for its high school students with updated science labs, concentrated collaboration spaces and enhanced technology platforms, amenities it could not provide in the almost 50-year-old former building.
Tradition of Excellence
The Mariemont City School District continues to achieve excellence.
Mariemont High School has earned the distinction of being named a Blue Ribbon High School by the Department of Education four times. Mariemont Elementary School earned its first National Blue Ribbon award in 2018 with the honor of Exemplary High Performing School. Terrace Park Elementary School has also been named a No Child Left Behind Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education.
The Class of 2019 received $6 million in scholarship offers from colleges and independent sources and 86% of graduates continued their education at a two or four-year college. Students submitted 500 total applications and received admission acceptance at 106 different colleges.
Sixty-four seniors earned Honors Diplomas from the state of Ohio, while 62 earned the President's Award for Education Excellence. Five seniors were named National Merit Scholars from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.
Ninety-four Mariemont High School students in the 2017-18 school year earned the designation of AP Scholar by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement Program courses and exams. Mariemont High School currently offers 20 Advanced Placement Courses to students beginning sophomore year. Nearly half of all Mariemont High School students took an AP exam, making them eligible for college credit.
Mariemont City Schools was named a National District of Distinction in 2018 and recognized for its Warriors BEyond program which seeks to provide more experiential learning opportunities to students.
Additionally, the State Board of Education of Ohio awarded the district, Mariemont Elementary and Mariemont Junior High School with the Momentum Award in 2018, for exceeding state expectations in student growth.
Every Student Succeeds Act
Mariemont City Schools is in compliance with the ESSA requirement to have a plan for keeping schools safe and drug free that includes appropriate and effective discipline policies, security procedures, prevention activities, a student code of conduct, and a crisis management plan for responding to violent or traumatic incidents on school grounds.