District Profile

District Profile

The Toronto City School District is located in Jefferson County and is situated on the banks of the Ohio River. The district contains two school buildings: Toronto Jr.-Sr. High School (grades 6-12) and Karaffa Elementary School (grades preK-5). The district serves the students in the city of Toronto and the surrounding area. Major employers in the community include Timet Titanium Metals Corporation and Valley Converting. The city’s population totals more than 5,000 residents.
 
Board Meetings: The Toronto Board of Education meets the third Thursday of the month at 5:00 p.m. at the Toronto Jr.-Sr. High School library.
 
District Administrative Office
1307 Dennis Way
Toronto, Ohio 43964
Phone: 740-537-2456
Fax: 740-537-1102

Toronto Jr.-Sr. High School
Grades 6-12
Forty percent of our high school students participate in the CCP program allowing them to enter a college or university of their choice several credits ahead of their peers.
Special Academic Programs
• Associate's Degree Program: Students at Toronto Jr.-Sr. High School can graduate with both a high school diploma and Associate's of Art Degree from Eastern Gateway Community College. 
• College Credit Plus Classes are offered onsite with over 30 semester hours available in Math, English, Literature, Art, Science, and Spanish.
•Talented and Gifted students are serviced through accelerated classes, college credit plus courses, and a pull out program.
•Destination Imagination is an after-school program that inspire learners to utilize diverse approaches in applying 21st century skills and creativity.
• STEM integration in curriculum in partnership with Carnegie Science Center.
• Distance learning opportunities and partnerships with East Central Ohio Educational Service Center, Eastern Gateway Community College, FFA Camp Muskingum, and CHANGE, Inc.  
Curriculum and Instruction
•The school offers a rigorous curriculum aligned to the state academic content standards.
• Teachers are committed to learning and strengthening their teaching practice through implementing Marzano's New Art and Science of Teaching strategies, and utilizing Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS).
• The latest technology is utilized including interactive zSpace lab, distance learning, white boards, mobile computer carts, chrome books, iPads, Plato online courseware, iReady, and Google Classroom.
• High school students have access to technology through a one-to-one Chromebook initiative.  
• Media Arts Pathway for students interested in media career path can graduate with industry credentials and further their education at Eastern Gateway Community College or other post-secondary schools.
• Computer coding classes in fundamentals of programming and computer science offered to high school students using curriculum developed by Carnegie Mellon University.  
Extracurricular Opportunities
•Fine Arts: Students showcase their artistic and musical talents through participation in marching band, concert band, choir, musical, and art club.
• Extracurricular clubs include: Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), BETA, National Honor Society, National Jr. Honor Society, Key Club, and Varsity Club.
•Media Broadcasting of extracurricular events including sports, fine arts, academic assemblies, and community events,
• Athletics: Junior High and High School athletes compete in football, golf, volleyball, basketball, swimming, track and softball. The school belongs to the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference.

Toronto Elementary School
Grades K – 5
Special Academic Programs
•Talented and Gifted students receive services from a Gifted Intervention Specialist through accelerated classes and/or specially designed instruction in the regular classroom.
Reading and Math Intervention is provided using iReady Reading and Math. iReady is an online, reading and math program which provides intervention and acceleration for students in grades K-8 students the programs provide interactive lessons, games, and practice for fluency, phonics, reading, spelling, vocabulary, comprehension and math skills.
•Destination Imagination (D.I.) gives students an opportunity to learn higher order thinking, explore their curiosity, build on their unique strengths, and learn the skills needed for the 21st century workforce.
Curriculum and Instruction
• Toronto Elementary School uses a comprehensive Literacy Program which includes Pearson's MyView, Heggerty Phonemic Awareness curriculum, and WIlson Language's multisenory, structured language program, Fundations. Pearson's MyView program provides a balanced approach to teaching reading, writing, speaking, listening, and thinking through Reading and Writing Workshops.   The program includes print and digital resources that enable teachers to differentiate instruction. 
 
• Each classroom is equipped with the latest technology including interactive whiteboards, computers, and chrome books. Students have weekly computer classes.

Karaffa Elementary School
Grades PreK
Special Academic Programs
•The PreK curriculum is supplemented using ABC Mouse. ABC Mouse provides a comprehensive online curriculum to assist early learners to succeed in pre-K, kindergarten, and early elementary school programs.  
Curriculum and Instruction
• Toronto Elementary School uses Big Day for PreK. This curriculum is organized around eight themes that grow in scope as children become more aware of their surroundings. The program introduces students to math, literacy, science, and the arts in a way that feels like play and inspires joyful engagement.

 
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