Located in the eastern suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio, Mayfield City Schools are comprised of four diverse and dynamic communities: the cities of Highland Heights and Mayfield Heights and the villages of Gates Mills and Mayfield. The district serves approximately 3,900 students. Enrollment growth remains steady.
The District is comprised of four neighborhood grades K-5 elementary schools, grades 6-8 middle school and a grades 9-12 high school. In addition to administering these schools, the District oversees three consortium programs which draw students from neighboring school districts: Millridge Center for Hearing Impaired Children (MCHI), an elementary school for hearing impaired students; the Cuyahoga East Vocational Education Consortium (CEVEC), a program which prepares older developmentally-handicapped students for work and independent living; and Excel T.E.C.C. which provides vocational, technical, and job skill training to high school students.
The Mayfield City School District is proud of the broad spectrum of programs it offers. In addition to academics, Mayfield offers rich and diverse extracurricular opportunities for students, beginning in elementary schools. Elementary after-school latchkey programs also are offered on-site, but are privately managed.
Continuing and improving upon its reputation for academic excellence, while addressing the diverse needs of its student body, are the primary goals of the District and its school community. Voter support in March 2012 for a 5-mill Operating and a 1.9-mill Permanent Improvement levy allows the District to continue to offer an exemplary education as well as to address the safety, health, security and infrastructure needs at every school building in the District.
Mayfield has enjoyed an excellent reputation as one of the top school systems in Ohio. This is due to its excellent and committed staff, the majority of whom hold advanced degrees. Mayfield’s students, as a whole, exhibit strong academic ability. The Class of 2013 produced 6 National Merit and Commended Scholars, an accomplishment that less than five percent of U.S. graduates will earn.
In 2013, Mayfield High School was named one of "America's Most Challenging High Schools" by The Washington Post, The College Board named MHS to the national Advanced Placement District Honor Roll and U.S. New & Wolrd Report listed MHS among the nationally recognized high schools in the U.S.The community has a long-standing history of support and involvement in the schools. An organized volunteer program, which includes students, parents and community members, further enriches Mayfield Schools.
The District’s annual budget is in excess of $60 million. There are 754 professional and support personnel who provide an overall 14:1 pupil/teacher ratio, with an average per pupil expenditure of $14,818. Guidance counselors serve students in Kindergarten through 12th grade. The District also provides a substance abuse coordinator, occupational and speech therapists, psychologists, English as a Second Language (ESL) instructors and gifted intervention specialists. In addition to providing staff development, the district reinvests in programs to support professional staff development for teachers, administrators and support staff. The District also actively pursues educational grants for programming.
Mayfield City Schools…Every Student. Every Day.
- Every Student. Every Day.
Our Core Values
- A promise for learning, dignity, and respect for all.
Our Operating Principles:
- We will model and practice these values:
- A belief in education as a lifelong process
- A commitment to the education & development of the whole child
- Respect & value of every stakeholder -- staff, students, families, administrators, & community members
- Open & honest collaboration
- A commitment to creating & maintaining
- A positive & effective working environment for all
- Presume Positive Intent
- Be good listeners
- Strive for equitable participation & empowerment from all stakeholders
- Work toward consensus
- Take risks through open & honest communication
- Treat each other with respect
- Take time to understand & respect each other's perspectives & issues
- Focus on the system