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A Century of Serving Students 

Prior to the County Board of Education

In 1912, Stark County had 189 separate school districts guided by township clerks, the county auditor, and a few district superintendents.  These districts served approximately 8,300 pupils, an average of fewer than 50 students per school.  Quality of education varied widely and the State of Ohio had little communication with the educators who served the more than 8,000 rural students.

1914 - Present

Superintendent Years
of Service
of Service
Mr. John J. Armstrong 5 1914-1919
Mr. J. Aurelius Smith 6 1919-1925
Mr. Harvey D. Teal 4 1925-1929
Mr. Leonidas J. Smith 6 1929-1935
Mr. Estell D. Maurice 5 1935-1940
Mr. Thomas C. Knapp 22 1940-1962
Dr. Raymond G. Drage 17 1962-1979
Dr. M. Herman Sims 10 1979-1989
Dr. Curtis J. Hinds 6 1989-1995
Mr. Larry L. Morgan 20 1995-2015
Mr. R. Joseph Chaddock 7 2015-Present


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