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A Message from the Superintendent

From the Superintendent's Desk...

Hermitage School District... By The Numbers

100 - The perfect evaluation grade that Artman Elementary received for its implementation of School- Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. This approach to teaching and monitoring student behavior is now state-recognized.

37 – The percentage of incoming Kindergartners that participated in our Success by Six program. This program provided in partnership with the United Way allows new students to attend programming in the summer months that develops early literacy and numeracy skills.

9 – The number of incoming  first graders who participated in Project R.E.A.D. which academically helps students prepare for first grade.   9 is also the number of students who were reading at grade level after attending the program.

805 – The number of HSD students who attended our Summer Academy programs. The Summer Academy courses taught by certified teachers offer all of our students the opportunity to extend and enrich their learning over the summer.

55 – The number of Summer Academy courses offered. Examples include: Computer Animation, Financial Literacy, Book Clubs, Ceramics, Camp Invention, Field trips to Falling Water, Akron Zoo, Niagara Falls, Washington D.C., Gettysburg.

100+ - The number of backpacks prepared each week for students in partnership with Grace Chapel Community Church. These backpacks support the nutritional needs of our students over each weekend.

500 – The number of students who attended the first Back to School Bash. This event in partnership with Primary Health Network and held at the Shenango Valley Mall provided free resources to students such as backpacks, notebooks, folders, pencils, dental cleanings, haircuts, and county resource information for parents.

73 – The number of students in Delahunty students for Charity.  This group of students has partnered with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Oncology Unit, Ronald McDonald House, Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital, and Beads of Courage.

2 – The number of seniors that qualified to compete at the National Tournament in Academic Games.

5,000 – The goal for our annual Book Drive to be held this fall in partnership with the Hermitage Education Personnel Association and the Hermitage Educational Support Association. Last year over 4,000 books were collected and distributed to students.

3 – The number of 3D printers that have been purchased for Artman Elementary with grant funds from the GE Additive Education Grant, PSEA Innovative Teaching Grant, and our PTO.

39 – The number of different colleges/universities that

104 of our 2017 graduates are attending. They are Akron, Allegheny, Arcadia, Auburn, Butler Community, Bradford, California of PA, Carnegie Mellon, Clarion, Colorado, CCBC, Dayton, Denison, Duquesne, Eastern, Edinboro, Freed-Hardeman, Gannon, Grove City, Harvard, Hofstra, Kent State, LaRoche, Miami of Ohio, Michigan, Ohio State, Ohio U., North Carolina, Penn State, U. of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Technical, Point Park, Robert Morris, Slippery Rock, Vermont,  Washington and Jefferson, Waynesburg, Westminster, Youngstown State.

$3.2 million – The last count of scholarship dollars awarded to the Class of 2017.

6 – The number of graduating seniors who were selected to participate in the Westinghouse Science Institute.

2 – The number of seniors who were awarded the Governor’s STEM Collaboration Incubation Award.

35 – The number of teams our Physics Team outperformed to take 1st Place at the YSU Physics Olympics.


470 – The number of high school students who participated in a Varsity Sport Last Year

30 – The number of Region Titles that were won by our athletic teams in the last 4 years.

13 – The number of District 10 Titles that were won by our athletic teams in the last 4 years.

2 – Number of State Runner-up Titles in the last 4 years.

3 – State Championship Titles in last 4 years. Girls Track twice and Boys Track once.

– The number of times in the last 11 years that Hickory High School has won the Si Lyman Award. This award is given to the Mercer County High School with the highest winning percentage of all Varsity sports combined.

Varsity Cup – Given by Erie Times News to a High School in District 10 that has experienced the greatest success in High School Athletics over the previous year.


1,950 – The number of Chromebooks that are being used in the district daily.

1 – Gigabit Per Second is the bandwidth necessary for the district to keep those devices online.

92 – Number of Wifi access points  installed across all district buildings.

School Board

64 – The collective years in service that our 9 elected board members have volunteered to serve on our School Board on behalf of our community.

0 – The number of findings or comments (a completely clean audit) on our review examination in accordance with Government Auditing Standards, issued by the Comptroller General of the United States. This was for the period July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2016.


176 – The number of students including band fronts that perform in our “Pride of Hermitage” Marching Band.

311 – The number of students participating in Band grades 5-12

392 – The number of students participating in Choir grades 5-12

253 - The number of students participating in Orchestra grades 4-12

2,077 – The total student enrollment for HSD.

Artman Elementary (K-3).................................................................... 604

Ionta Elementary (4-5)........................................................................ 330

Delahunty Middle (6-7) ....................................................................... 334

Hickory High (8-12) .............................................................................809

As you can see from this list, great things are happening in our district. The children of Hermitage are being presented with the opportunity to receive a world-class education. When someone approaches me and says, “Schools aren’t like they used to be….” I smile and agree – they have never been better.

Daniel Bell, Superintendent

District Mission

"The Mission of the Hermitage School District is to educate our students to become motivated and responsible citizens.  We will graduate students who are critical thinkers, effective problem solvers, strong communicators and creative individuals.  Our students will use literacy, writing and technology as tools to contribute and compete in a diverse society."

Upcoming Events

Work Session / Regular Board Meeting
Monday, July 18 : 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Work Session Meeting
Monday, August 8 : 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Regular Board Meeting
Monday, August 15 : 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Work Session / Regular Board Meeting
Monday, September 19 : 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Work Session / Regular Board Meeting
Monday, October 17 : 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM