Schools and Education

Through an outpouring of generosity, students, parents, faculty, and area residents built a state-of-the-art Chillicothe High School facility, which opened for the class of 2001. Thousands of dollars in financial gifts and in-kind contributions continue to make dreams come true for this educational system.

The Chillicothe R-II School System mission is to "provide a comprehensive educational program encompassing pre-kindergarten through grade 12 and post-secondary education, meeting the needs of each student to ensure each student is ready to begin and succeed in school and graduate with the skills necessary to continue with his or her ambition." 

Choices create backbone for a community, and that theory fits with instructional alternatives. Chillicothe educational system features a strong K-8 parochial school network. Bishop Hogan Memorial School embodies academics, athletics, and faith to provide a quality Catholic education for all students. They place high priority on values-centered education, religious instruction, liturgy participation, and high academic expectations. Bishop Hogan offers an Early Childhood Center which children may attend from six weeks old. Pre-school for three to four year-olds is also available. For 100 years, the proud heritage of Bishop Hogan Memorial School has flourished with the help of strong parental support and leadership as a part of the St. Columban Catholic Parish.

One of the top vocational facilities in the state, the Grand River Technical School offers a variety of courses to benefit businesses and individuals in the Community. It operates the Litton Agri-Science Learning Center (pictured in our top photo, bottom right), a unique headquarters devoted to the exploration of agricultural and environmental issues through indoor and outdoor laboratory activities, demonstration plots, tours, and a host of class-related support activities. This center was constructed and is supported through the generosity of the Jerry Litton Memorial Family Foundation.