Beaver Local School District
CEEB Code: 362988
Main Office: (330) 386-8700
Board Office: (330) 385-6831
District Website: www.beaver.k12.oh.us
Superintendent: Eric N. Lowe
High School Principal: James Riccardo
Middle School Principal: Jake Walgate
Elementary Principal: Brianne Hall
School Counselors: Michael Agnew, Anne Eisenhart, BethAnne Rettos
On November 19, 1934, the Columbiana County Board of Education passed a resolution establishing the Beaver Local Rural School District. The district is a consolidation of seven existing rural school districts at that time. The district was named after the Little Beaver Creek, which runs through most of the district. Later, the name was changed to the Beaver Local School District. The high school was established in 1958.
The Beaver Local School District is a public school district serving Elk Run, Madison, Middleton and St. Clair townships in southeastern Columbiana County in the U.S. state of Ohio.
The Beaver Local School District is one of the largest rural area districts in the state, covering most of the four townships, including the villages of Rogers and Calcutta. The total area is nearly 144 square miles.
Beaver Local School District opened a new K-12 facility in 2015 which features modern learning communities with flexible learning space. The building also features cutting edge technology throughout.
Beaver Local School District is a public school enrolling 1,852 students in grades K-12: Elementary (K-4) - 695 students, Middle School (5-8) - 550 students; High School (9-12) - 607 students. Each grade level features six (6) classroom teachers K-8 with instructional specialists throughout.
Beaver Local works to ensure students are provided varied learning opportunities in both traditional and student centered learning to help them reach their potential. Teachers have the ability to use a variety of resources which enable them to extend learning beyond the traditional school house walls and allow students to have ownership of their learning. Students are encouraged to be creative and demonstrate mastery of content in a variety of means. We continue to strive to grow as professionals as education and technology continue to change so that we can provide students an educational experience that prepares them for the outside world while also fostering an atmosphere that encourages students to run into our school.
- Approximately 70% of graduates over the past five (5) years have pursued advanced education. This figure includes students in baccalaureate, associate degree programs or certificate granting programs.
- Test Data: Graduates in class of 2017 - Average ACT Composite of 21.3
- The class of 2018 contributed over 8,366 community service hours
- Beaver Local scored at or above the state average throughout the 2018 end of course and AIR assessments
- 4 Credits - English
- 4 Credits - Mathematics
- 3 Credits - Science (includes a Physical Science and a Life Science)
- 3 Credits - Social Studies (includes World Studies, US Studies, Government)
- 1 Credit - Physical Education (0.5) and Health (0.5)
- 1 Credit - Fine Arts*
- 0.5 Credit - Personal Finance
- 4.5 additional elective credits
*Career Center students are exempt from the Fine Arts credit requirement
Advanced Placement Courses:
- English Language, English Literature, Calculus, US Studies, Government
- Grades are weighted as 5.0 GPA
- In the 2016-2017 school year, we had 84 students in AP courses. We administered 61 AP exams in 4 subject areas and 41 percent of our students earned a score of 3 or better.
College Credit Plus Courses:
- College Writing, Communications
- Grades are weighted as 5.0 GPA
- Final course grades are calculated by averaging the 2 semester grades
- Grading Scale: 93-100 A; 85-92 B;84-75 C; 65-74 D; 0-64 F
Rank in Class
- School policy eliminated class rank beginning with the Class of 2015
Grade Point Average (GPA) Calculation
- GPA is computed using the above quality points. Beginning with 9th grade, all subjects, whether passed or failed, are included in the computation.
- A minimum of 21 credits is required for graduation
- Each student must complete a 120-hour community service graduation requirement
- AP and Honors classes are weighted by one point
- Grades are recorded on the transcript and GPA is computed in January and May
Colleges Attended by Beaver Local Graduates from the Last Two Years
- Ashland University
- Arizona State University
- Bethany University
- Bowling Green University
- Cleveland State
- Concord University
- Duquesne University
- Edinboro University
- Geneva College
- Grove City College
- Kent State University
- Lake Erie College
- Mount St. Joseph
- Mount Union
- Notre Dame
- Ohio Northern University
- Ohio State University
- Robert Morris College
- San Francisco University
- Slippery Rock University
- Tiffin University
- University of South Florida
- University of Tampa
- Washington & Jefferson
- West Liberty University
- West Virginia University
- Wittenberg College
- Wright State
The following is an alphabetical list of sports offered at Beaver Local Schools
- Basketball - Boys & Girls
- Cross Country
- Golf - Boys & Girls
- Soccer - Boys & Girls
- Swimming - Boys & Girls
- Track & Field - Boys & Girls
OVAC Conference Championships
- Boys Basketball - 2004
- Girls Basketball- 2019
- Football - 2000
- Girls Soccer - 2004, 2006
- Boys Golf- 2020
- Softball - 2001
- Volleyball 2002, 2006, 2007, 2016, 2020
- Wrestling - 1997, 2019
Buckeye 8 Conference Championships (Joined in 2014)
- Boys Swimming - 2016
- Boys Golf 2020
- Volleyball - 2015, 2016
- Wrestling - 2015,2016, 2017,2018,2019,2020
- Girls Soccer 2014, 2015, 2016,2017,2018
- Boys Soccer 2018,2020
Beaver Local Wrestling earned a spot in the final four during the 2018-19 school year in the State Dual Wrestling Tournament
The district is set up in a campus like style with students able to walk to most of the facilities in which they participate at Beaver Local. The Mangano Athletic Complex is the primary facility for weightlifting and training for all sports. The Beaver Local stadium is used for football games. The field was recently updated due to the generous donation of alumni Jamin Pastore and Derek Wolfe. The gymnasium inside the school building is used for basketball, volleyball and wrestling. In addition, there are baseball, softball and soccer fields, tennis courts and a track. Off-campus facilities include the Calcutta YMCA for swimming, Beaver Creek Meadows Golf Course for boys golf, Turkana Golf Course for girls golf and Tri-State Lanes for bowling.
- Derek Wolfe - Professional Football Defensive End for the Baltimore Ravens
- Jamin Pastore- Duke University Football
- Adam Hoppel- Cincinnati Bearcats Football, Cleveland Browns
- Pat Woods- Ohio State University Big Ten Decathlon Champion
- Dan Kinsey- Akron University, MAC Big Ten Decathlon Champion
- Dennis Horger, Harvard University, Toledo Blade Sports Editor/Administrator
- Academic Challenge
- Destination Imagination
- English Honors
- History Club
- Interact Club
- Leo Club
- Masquers Club
- Science Club
- Spanish Club
- Student Council
- Varsity B
News & Notes
- Beaver Local Middle School - 43 8th grade students out of 147 took Algebra for high school credit in 2018 with 100% passing the state end of course assessment and 95% achieving advanced or accelerated.
- Beaver Local held a mock crash simulation during Prom Week for the high school students.
- Beaver Local is active in the Destination Imagination program at all levels of the district with teams qualifying for Globals over the past three years and hosting district competition two of the past three years. Beaver Local hosted the state competition in 2019.
- The District is built in a 21st century format structures with learning communities throughout the K-12 facility. These communities feature both traditional and nontraditional learning spaces.
- The Beaver Local choir features 144 members along with 24 members in the show choir. The band features 75 members. This equates to one third of our students in high school are involved with band or choir.
- Beaver Local held its first annual Back to School Bash in 2017 that was led by students. They provided free food, haircuts, fun activities, and backpacks filled with school supplies to all district students. This event is now an annual event.
- This District is active in the Makerspace Movement. There are a variety of educational tools used for student’s hands on learning experiences including spheros, makey makey, 3-D printers, laser engravers, ozobots, Lego mindstorms, VEX robots, 3doodler, arduino, Google cardboard, little bits, dot dash along with squishy circuits. The district has held winter and summer makerspace camps for 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students. There was also a parent night held.
- Beaver Local holds a spring musical each year which showcases three performances. This past year was “Mary Poppins” which featured 80 students.
- Beaver Local held their first annual Elementary Light Up Night in 2017. This has become an annual event.
- The district annually participates in Unity Day to promote being united, showing kindness, and inclusion. Students are encouraged to wear orange and activities are conducted throughout the school.
- Students in grades 5-12 have 1:1 technology with iPads serving as the technology tool. Other grade levels have classroom sets of iPads.
- The district currently participates in conjunction with Mahoning County ESC in the Straight “A” grant to provide Literacy Collaborative to our primary students in grades K-2.
- Beaver Local participates with Mahoning County ESC in the Striving Readers Literacy Grant in grades K-12 beginning in 2018.
- Beaver Local was at or above the state average in the recent AIR and end of course assessments held throughout the district in grades 4-12.
- Beaver Local has a greenhouse which is used for hydroponics at the high school level and used for elementary projects featuring hands on learning.
- Beaver Local participated in the robotics competition in 2019. Beaver Local had the most teams competing in the event with 6 teams.
- Beaver Local holds the “Carie Harris Memorial Food Drive” helping to give back to district families during the holidays
- Beaver Local Junior Class annually holds “Breakfast with Santa” for area families as a kick off to the holiday season
- Beaver Local partnered with Hill International this school year to provide high school students an opportunity to learn about career opportunities through Hill as well as skills needed in the workplace
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