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Shelby City Schools (K-12)
The Ohio Department of Education awarded an “Excellent” rating to the Shelby City Schools for the 2011-12 school year and a Grade A (24 of 24 indicators) for the 2012-13 school year. In August 2013, Shelby City Schools opened a new high school. This state-of-the-art facility was designed for 21st century learning. The school has 32 classrooms, a 4,500-square-foot performing arts center, a 5,200-square-foot vocational agricultural center, a 1,440-seat gym and an auxiliary gym. Adjacent to Shelby Middle School, the Shelby High School sits on a 20-acre parcel of land that includes the district’s athletic facilities and agricultural barn.

Catholic Schools (PreK-8)

St. Mary’s and Sacred Heart Catholic Schools provide an alternative quality education for preschool and elementary grades.

Pioneer Career & Technology Center (grades 11-12)

Located in Shelby, Pioneer Career and Technology Center provides career training opportunities to 14 partner high schools as well as adult students. In addition to its career training, Pioneer also has a Corporate & Industry Training Services department with an authorized OSHA trainer.

Public Colleges & Universities

North Central State College and The Ohio State University at Mansfield share a campus about 5 minutes from Shelby. Here is some information on their growth plans for the main campus.

North Central State College provides a two-year, community-based education, as well as baccalaureate and graduate degree completion programs through its university partners. Through the CollegeNOW program, high schools students can earn their associate’s degree before receiving their high school diploma.

In Shelby, about 800 students attend North Central State College’s Kehoe Center for Advanced Learning. The Kehoe Center is one of 10 SkillsMAX Centers in Ohio. In addition, the location offers a nationally recognized Integrated Systems Technology laboratory and a regional Advanced Manufacturing Tool & Die Center. The Kehoe Center celebrated the grand opening of the Ralph Phillips Conference Center in February 2014. This facility, centralized between Cleveland, Akron and Columbus, will host corporate training sessions, trade conferences and banquet events.

The Ohio State University at Mansfield

Private Colleges

Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s branch campus is less than 20 minutes away in Mansfield, Ohio, and Ashland University, the Ashland University Ashbrook Center and the Ashland Theological Seminary are less than 30 minutes away.