Reminder for Parents and Students - Friday, September 30, 2022 is a scheduled 2 Hour Delay.

District Profile


The Margaretta Local School District is located in scenic northwestern Ohio (Erie & Sandusky Counties) along the shores of Lake Erie; and just minutes from Cedar Point. Margaretta Schools is a hub of several villages and townships that comprise the district. A strong community workforce is made up of a mixture of manufacturing, farming and service industries. Residents take great pride in their community and school system. It is an excellent area in which to pursue a career, raise a family and enjoy life on the shores of Ohio's Vacationland.


The Margaretta Local School District serves approximately twelve hundred (1200) students in grades pre-K through 12. It is comprised of two learning facilities: Margaretta Elementary houses the system's primary students in preschool - grade 5. Margaretta Middle/High School provides programs for students in grades 6-8 and 9-12.

The Margaretta Local School District sponsors Townsend Community School (TCS). Townsend provides a high quality education to its students and contributes significantly to Ohio's effort to provide quality education options to at-risk children through a vigorous, creative community-school program that prepares students for the 21st century.

MHS Principal Message

The 2016-2017 school year at Margaretta High School proved to be a year of MIGHT, students taking on big tasks and overcoming them. Students have taken on some MIGHTY tasks that are representative of our great school seal. The four core areas of our school seal signify a balanced educational life. By the way, if you are not familiar with our school seal that is displayed in the Gym, Main Office, and now on our new podium designed and built by our very own students, these four core areas include academics, athletics/extra-curricular, fine arts, and leadership.

Our students have shown to be MIGHTY in their academics by earning 636 credit hours of college credit through college credit plus or AP classes. The senior class also earned $515,118 in scholarship money. The future looks bright for our newest graduates as 75% will be attending college, 24% will be entering the workforce, and 1% is entering the military.

Our students have been MIGHTY in athletics through tournament action in several sports including sectional, district, and state championships.

Our students have been MIGHTY in the fine arts by earning their way to state band competition, earning many art awards at the 5-County Art Show and Regional Governor's Show. They have earned numerous state and national FFA awards.

Our students have been extremely MIGHTY with their leadership skills, especially their work within the community. They raised thousands of dollars for Relay for Life, volunteered for Big Brothers, Big Sisters, conducted many activities for our elementary and middle school students, assisted shut-ins within our own community with clean up and home maintenance, helped with beautification efforts at our own school, and planned and participated in anti-drug and anti-bullying workshops.

I am only touching the surface of the MIGHT of our students. It is up to each of us to continue to support our students and one another in these core areas that help lead to success. Strength comes with some failures along the way. It is important to reflect back to our seal to evaluate where we are and where we are going as a school district and as a community. Families, our school district, community, nation, and global economy are all depending on our students to continue to develop and strengthen their four core areas.

As I reflect each day as your middle/high school principal, I am truly honored and blessed. You see, we need each other in this school district and community. That is why it is SO important to never forget WE ARE MARGARETTA!!

by Rod Smith, MHS Principal


Mr. Josh Hula
Mr. Paul Schoenegge, Vice President
Mr. Brian Sutorius, President
Mr. Andrew Warner
Mrs. Angie Tucker

The Margaretta Local Board of Education welcomes you to its public meeting and expresses its appreciation for your interest in its work and schools. Regular meetings of the Board of Education are held on the third Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m. and located at the Board of Education Office, 305 South Washington St. Specific dates, agendas and minutes are located on the district website.

Contact Information

Margaretta Board of Education
Central Office/Registration
305 S. Washington St.
Castalia, OH 44824
Phone: 419-684-5322
Fax: 419-684-9003
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Superintendent: Mr. Ed Kurt
Treasurer: Ms. Diane Keegan

Margaretta Elementary School (PS-5)
5906 W. Bogart Rd.
Castalia, OH 44824
Phone: 419-684-5357
Fax: 419-684-6049
Office Hours: 7:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
School Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 2:43 p.m.
Principal: Mr. Keven Wise
Asst Principal: Mr. Keith Taylor
Secretaries: Bonnie Preston, Pam Solze

Margaretta Middle/High School (6-12)
209 Lowell St.
Castalia, OH 44824
Phone: 419-684-5351
Fax: 419-684-5632
Office Hours: 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
School Hours: 7:50 a.m. – 2:53 p.m.
Principal: Dr. Jennifer Theis
Asst Principal: Mr. Steve Keller
Asst Principal/Athletics: Mr. Drew Grahl
Secretaries: Jen Morris-Cox, Connie Harkness, Amanda Bohn

Margaretta Transportation Department
205 W. Lucas St.
Castalia, OH 44824
Phone: 419-684-7714
Fax: 419-684-6003
Office Hours: 6:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Director: Matt Smith
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