Board of Education
58 Jefferson Street
Painesville, Ohio  44077
Phone:   440-392-5060
Fax:       440-392-5089

The Painesville City Local Schools, one of the largest employers in the City of Painesville, has a current enrollment of 3044 students and employs approximately 420 administrators, teachers and support staff to serve the widely diverse student population.

Currently, the district is comprised of one high school, one middle school and three elementary schools that serve the educational needs of the approximately 19,000 people that live within the 7.75 square miles of the Painesville City community. 

In the fall of 2005, the district embarked on a 5-year, $91 million dollar construction project that replaced all the aging school buildings with new state-of-the-art facilities. The three new elementary schools, Chestnut Elementary School, Elm Street and Maple Elementary Schools opened in 2006 and 2007.  Heritage Middle School opened in 2008 and the new Thomas W. Harvey High School opened in November 2009.

The new schools are located at the following locations: 
  • Harvey High School                   200 West Walnut Avenue
  • Heritage Middle School             135 Cedarbrook Drive
  • Chestnut Elementary School     341 Chestnut Street 
  • Elm Street Elementary School   585 Elm Street
  • Maple Elementary School          560 West Jackson Street
The City of Painesville is located in northeast Ohio, just 2 miles south of Lake Erie’s shoreline and twenty-five miles east of Cleveland. Serving as the Lake County Seat, the 7.75 square mile urban community is made up of a highly diverse population of about a 19,564 people. The richness of the City’s diversity is strengthened by the District’s central role in educating these students and celebrating their academic, cultural, athletic and artistic range of talents in the schools.
The median income in our community is $34,500. Of the children enrolled in our district, eighty-five percent of families are eligible for government assistance. Click on the link below to see more information and photos of the City of Painesville.
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