About Kenston

A Message from Nancy Santilli

Inspiration does not come from one person or one place. In schools, awe and wonder are all around us. The experiences we wish to impart to our students while on campus are influenced by teachers, coaches, staff and volunteers; all collectively striving to inspire greatness. To connect, and unlock potential that creates possibilities for our students.

From the bus driver who greets a new kindergartner and their caring parent, to the custodian who recognizes students for picking up the stray piece of paper in the hallway, to the cafeteria helper who knows a student’s favorite meal, we are creating an environment where our students know that they are part of a larger caring community.

Bombers Fly Together! Together, we can make a difference in your child’s future. Welcome to an incredible school year.


Nancy R. Santilli

Our Mission

The Mission of the Kenston Local School District is for each student to achieve individual academic excellence and to maximize personal growth in a community which demonstrates and develops mutual respect, responsibility, and life-long learning.

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Our Goals

  • Inspire Student Achievement
  • Inspire Citizenship (PEAK/Peaceful Environment at Kenston)
  • Inspire Health and Wellness (Play Blue/Promoting Learning through Active Youth)
  • Inspire Innovation (Go Green/STEAM/Science, Technology, Engineering Art and Math)
  • Inspire Connections and Communication
get to know kenston

Get to Know Kenston

As the story goes, before the formation of the Kenston Local School District, students at Bainbridge School were asked to come up with ideas for a school mascot.

Why the Bombers? At the time, B-25 Bombers were constantly flying over the school from the Ravenna arsenal. Riding the wave of patriotism during World War II and having a special attachment to the B-25 that protected the freedoms our country enjoys and the servicemen overseas, the student body decided on the “Bomber” as the district mascot.

In 1953, when Kenston Schools consolidated Auburn School and Bainbridge Schools, the Bombers remained to add a hint of red to our colors as homage to the Auburn “Redcats.”

District Statistics

  • Schools: 2 Elementary, 1 Middle, 1 High School
  • Total Enrollment: 2,858
  • Cost per Pupil: $11,560
  • 2017 Graduating Class: 248
  • Percentage of 2017 Graduates attending college/universities: 90%
  • Classroom Teachers: 192
  • Special Education Personnel: 35
  • Administrative Personnel: 14
  • Average Teaching Experience: 14.1 years
  • Advanced Degrees: 83%
  • Average Teacher Salary: $68,900