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Education allows our community to  provide better lifestyle for their families. Enables them to take appropriate political decisions, promote democracy and oppose dictatorial moves. Education also helps directly and indirectly in prevention of disease and epidemics. It creates better communications and promotes dialogues between various peoples of the world. Education helps find ways and means to create newer things that help improve quality of our lives.

Below is a list of educational service centers,  regional education providers, early learning and child care programs, and private schools.

Visit Shawnee State University

Shawnee State University (SSU) was established along the Ohio River in Portsmouth, Ohio in 1986, making it the most recently established public university in southern Ohio.

Despite having only been founded relatively recently the university offers more than 80 bachelor’s degree programs, as well as Master’s degrees in Occupational Therapy, Teacher Education, and Mathematical Sciences.

Around 1,000 students live on-campus in apartment-style residence halls, which have full kitchens, dining areas, living rooms, and complete furnishings.

Other features on the 52-acre campus are the Clyde W. Clark Planetarium, a 1,139-seat theatre, and a state-of-the-art sports center known as the James A. Rhodes Athletic Center, which features a gym, various courts, and a junior Olympic-size swimming pool.

Students are also able to join and participate in more than 45 student clubs and organizations and there are four Greek clubs on-campus too.

The university sports teams are known as the Shawnee State Bears and compete in the Mid-South Conference as part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). There is a range of men’s and women’s sports on offer and over the years the university teams have been very successful, particularly the men’s cross country team, and the women’s basketball team, who won the national championship in 1999.

There are more than 14,000 SSU alumni and as enrollment gradually expands, this number is rapidly rising.

Plan a visit to Shawnee State University


School District Websites

Information on Public School Districts in Scioto County, Ohio


1. Bloom-Vernon Local School District 10529 Main St South Webster,OH 45682 7407782281
Grade: PK-12 Schools: 2 Students: 925
2. Clay Local School District 44 Clay High St Portsmouth,OH 45662 7403546645
Grade: PK-12 Schools: 3 Students: 617
3. Green Local School District 4070 Gallia Pk Franklin Furnace,OH 45629 7403549221
Grade: PK-12 Schools: 3 Students: 621
4. Minford Local School District 491 Bond Rd Minford,OH 45653 7408203896
Grade: PK-12 Schools: 3 Students: 1519
5. New Boston Local School District 522 Glenwood Ave New Boston,OH 45662 7404564626
Grade: PK-12 Schools: 3 Students: 459
6. Northwest Local School District 800 Mohawk Dr Mc Dermott,OH 45652 7402592229
Grade: PK-12 Schools: 3 Students: 1674
7. Portsmouth City School District 724 Findlay St Portsmouth,OH 45662 7403544727
Grade: PK-12 Schools: 3 Students: 2055
8. Scioto County Career Technical Center 951 Vern Riffe Dr Lucasville,OH 45648 7402595522
Grade: 08-12 Schools: 1 Students: 0
9. Sciotoville Elementary Academy School District 5540 3rd St Sciotoville,OH 45662 7407762920
Grade: KG-04 Schools: 1 Students: 146
10. Sciotoville School District 224 Marshall St Portsmouth,OH 45662 7407766777
Grade: 05-12 Schools: 1 Students: 326
11. South Central Ohio Esc 411 Court St Rm 105 Portsmouth,OH 45662 7403547761
Grade: PK-PK Schools: 0 Students: 0
12. Valley Local School District 1821 State Route 728 Lucasville,OH 45648 7402593115
Grade: PK-12 Schools: 3 Students: 1095
13. Washington-Nile Local School District 15332 Us Hwy 52 West Portsmouth,OH 45663 7408581111
Grade: PK-12 Schools: 3 Students: 1492
14. Wheelersburg Local School District 620 Center St Wheelersburg,OH 45694 7405748484
Grade: PK-12 Schools: 3 Students: 1553


The above table lists all the public school districts in Scioto County, Ohio, sorted by school district names alphabetically. Please click the school district name to browse all schools in the district. If you could not find your school district names or you do not know school district names, you can search public schools districts by location.
The table below lists the largest public schools in Scioto County, Ohio, sorted by the number of students.
1. Portsmouth Elementary School
Portsmouth,OH Elementary School PK-06
2. Northwest Elementary School
Mc Dermott,OH Elementary School PK-05
3. Portsmouth West Elementary School
West Portsmouth,OH Elementary School PK-05
4. PJHS/PHS High School
Portsmouth,OH High School 07-12
5. Wheelersburg Middle School
Wheelersburg,OH Middle School 04-08
6. Minford Middle School
Minford,OH Middle School 04-08
7. Bloom-Vernon Elementary School
South Webster,OH Elementary School PK-06
8. Wheelersburg Elementary School
Wheelersburg,OH Elementary School PK-03
9. Minford Primary Elementary School
Minford,OH Elementary School PK-03
10. Valley Elementary School
Lucasville,OH Elementary School PK-04


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