Superintendent of Schools


Hello Kirtland Families,

I am beyond excited to welcome back our students and staff to campus this week! As your students enter the building they will notice shing floors and clean buildings from the hard work our custodial staff put in over the summer break.  I am so proud of what our students and teachers were able to accomplish last school year academically. Our data is showing that our students not only exceeded pre-pandemic levels of achievement on state assessments, the scores are the highest in the past eight school years!  We will continue to look for ways to support our students and staff to continue growing and providing an amazing personalized learning experience.   Our major permanent improvement projects involving the KHS science lab (has been ready for our students to use) and the stadium renovation will hopefully be ready within the next two weeks.

Over the summer, with the financial support of state grants, our district has added some additional safety upgrades to our campus.  All of the first floor exterior windows now have bullet resistant film on them.  Alarms have been installed on exterior doors that will give an audible warning if a door is propped open. The staff will be participating in a full scale drill and evacuation with local first responders on the September 1st professional development day.  Safety will continue to be at the forefront of everything we do. I would like to remind everyone again that if you or your chid(ren) ever hear or see something that is a safety concern to report it immediately to an adult at the school.

I look forward to an amazing school year for our students, staff and families.  If you ever have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.  I look forward to seeing many of you at the upcoming open houses and PTA Ice Cream Social  on Wednesday, August 16th.

Thanks for all of your ongoing support and GO HORNETS!


Chad VanArnhem, Superintendent



Mr. Chad VanArnhem 
Superintendent of Schools
Kirtland Local Schools
9252 Chillicothe Rd.
Kirtland, OH 44094
Voice: 440-256-3311 ext. 1001
Fax: 440-256-3831
[email protected]

Ms. Becky Geissinger
Administrative Assistant
Voice: 440-256-3311 ext. 1000


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