Welcome to Bath Local Schools!
We are a K-12 public school district with an elementary school (grades K-5), a middle school (grades 6-8) and a high school (grades 9-12), all located on one campus on Bible Road in Lima, Ohio. Our district employs approximately 190 staff members, and serves approximately 1900 students and their families. Located in Allen County, Ohio, the Bath Local School district encompasses 43 miles and includes the village of Cairo.
Bath Local Schools offer a challenging academic program to all our students, placing them on a pathway that will set them up for success beyond their school years. We partner with Marimor Industries, Apollo Career Center, the Allen County Board of DD, Rhodes State College, The Ohio State University-Lima, University of Findlay, Ohio Northern University, Bowling Green University and UNOH to help our students reach their full potential. 72 % of our teachers hold a master’s degree or higher and have an average of 14 years of teaching experience.
At the high school, we offer a wide array of academic and social opportunities to our students. Bath High School currently offers 89 traditional college credit hours on our campus, and an additional 12 hours of online college credit. In the 2016-2017 school year, we had 43 freshmen, 58 sophomores, 62 juniors and 88 seniors participate in college credit plus, totaling 1997.17 semester hours earned. In addition to our academics, BHS is proud to offer several opportunities to our students: National Honor Society, Student Council, Interact Club, Spanish Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Yearbook, Academic Quiz Bowl, Envirothon, The Pawprint Newspaper and Newscast. You can find our student led Paw Print Newscast weekly on You Tube.
Our middle school offers honors level classes to students in grades 6, 7, and 8, with Algebra I and Spanish I offered to qualifying 8th grade students. Every 8th grade student is issued a laptop and is permitted to take them home for academic use, while each classroom in grades 6 and 7 are equipped with laptops for every student. As of the 2016-2017 school year, middle school teachers averaged 15.9 years of experience.
Our elementary school serves students in grades K-5 in a newly constructed building, opened in 2015. We honor our elementary students for positive behavior and good citizenship as well as hold class meetings weekly to work on being a bully free school. The Newscats team, comprised of twelve 5th grade students, records and produces school news to be aired in house every two weeks. Bath Elementary School also boasts a hands on science lab for our 1st- 5th grade students. The science lab also includes an outdoor area for students to work.
Bath Local Schools is host to a strong music department, with solid support from the Bath Band Boosters. You will find the “Tradition of Excellence” band on our football field Friday nights and a part of the pep band during home basketball games. Band and choir are offered to every student grades 5-12. We are a member of the Western Buckeye League (WBL) and have a long tradition of competitive athletic teams with record setting coaches.
We are #WildcatNation!
*** TRANSPORTATION NOTICE ***
Bus Drivers Needed!
Bath Local Schools is in need of more bus drivers! If you are interested in hearing more about how to become a bus driver, please click here.
Please be advised, due to safety concerns for the students, the full capacity of many of the buses, and the number of bus passes issued, it has been determined this has become an unsafe practice.
The School Board has agreed that starting with the 2017/2018 School Year, we will no longer issue bus passes. In the case where no one will be at the assigned bus stop for your student, parents will need to have their student picked up at school. This is for the SAFETY of our students.
We appreciate your cooperation in helping us keep the children safe.
Please feel free to contact the Transportation Department if you have questions.
Keanna McNamara, Transportation Supervisor
**Let's Talk Program Information**
The “Let’s Talk” program is a county-wide initiative being rolled out this month from the Allen, Auglaize and Hardin County Mental Health & Recovery Services Board. The program and its message to parents is to encourage parents to frequently and consistently speak with their children about their strengths and assets, suicide and drug use. The target audience are parents with children ages 0-24. Other target audiences are schools, healthcare professionals, law enforcement, church leaderships and the media. We have provided a link to the video for parents to view below. For further information in relation to this program, please go to www.wecarepeople.org
**ALERT ALLEN COUNTY**
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TEXT ALERT PROCEDURE
Please follow this link to view Bath Schools notification procedure in the event of an emergency at our school.