• Fairview Lady Apaches are District Champs!
  • Fairview Lady Apache Track Team are GMC Champs!
  • Wauseon & Fairview baseball teams participated in a Strike Out Cancer game sponsored by Paula Sprow, Promedica Defiance
  • The Fairview Varsity Softball team has been awarded for being in the TOP 5 of teams with the highest average GPA in the state of Ohio! They will be receiving a plaque from the Ohio High School Fastpitch Coaches Association for this AMAZING ACCOMPLISHMENT!
  • Mr. Rakes enjoying a visit to COSI with the 6th grade class!
  • The 4th grade teachers enjoyed their visit to the Butterfly House and Canal Boat.
  • Honors Chemistry II students sample streams for the Defiance SWCD Land to Lake program.
  • Honors Chemistry II students sample streams for the Defiance SWCD Land to Lake program.
  • Emily testing the pH at GM water treatment plant
  • 6th graders at GM water treatment plant
  • Mrs. Panico's 2nd graders walk during recess to "CATCH a cure!"
  • The 4th grade students, with the assistance of Mrs. Mills, created circuits in science class.
  • The 4th grade students, with the assistance of Mrs. Mills, created circuits in science class.
  • The 4th grade students, with the assistance of Mrs. Mills, created circuits in science class.
  • Fairview Lady Apaches are sectional champs!
  • Softball team wins 4th straight GMC title!
  • Softball team sweeps Coach Renollet off her feet with the win!
  • Sectional Champs!
  • Fairview girls participate in the GET WISE program
  • Mini Relay For Life Walk
  • Mini Relay For Life Walk
  • Mini Relay For Life Walk
  • Relay for Life: Mrs. Vance’s 1st grade class
  • Relay for Life: Mrs. Meyer’s 1st grade class
  • Relay for Life: Miss Hauer’s 1st grade class
  • Relay for Life: Mrs. Steffel’s 1st grade class
  • Relay For Life: Emily Willitzer’s 2nd grade class
  • FMS Girl’s Track Team were the 2015 Antwerp Invitational Champions.

Latest News

New Employment Opportunities (5.4.2015)

16th Annual Chad's Water Treatment Apache Run 5k, Jason Kline 1.5 Mile Memorial run, Alex's One Mile Fun Run (Saturday, June 13th 2015)

When: Saturday, June 13th 2015
Where: Fairview Elementary
The 16th Annual Chad’s Water Treatment Apache Run 5K, Jason Kline 1.5 Mile Memorial Run, and Alex’s One Mile Fun Run will be held on June 13th. All races will be at Fairview Elementary. The 5K and 1.5 mile runs will be at 9:00AM, and the Fun Run will be at 8:30 on the high school track. Registration for all three will be at Fairview Elementary. The 5K and 1.5 Mile Run start at 9:00AM and the Fun Run starts at 8:30AM. Entry fee with t-shirt is only $12.00. Many age group awards. Benefits the Fairview Athletic Boosters. Please use the link listed above to register online, thanks.

Fairview Football Youth Camp (Registration Deadline: Friday, July 10th 2015)

When: July 28-30th 2015 (9:30 - 12:00)
Where: Fairview High School
Registration Form: Click Here For Registration Form (For next year's 3rd - 6th grade students)
Registration Deadline: Friday, July 10th 2015
Cost: 1st sibling $25.00, 2nd sibling $40.00, 3rd sibling $60.00
This camp is designed for next year's 3rd - 6th grade students who want to have fun and learn the game of football. Fundamentals will be stressed. Come and be a part of our football family. Camp will be held at Fairview High School. Instruction will be provided by coaches from Fairview High School, as well as varsity players. Each camper will receive a football, t-shirt, and water bottle at the end of the camp. Treats and awards for competition will be awarded at the end of the camp. 
Make checks payable to: Central Local Schools
Mail registration form and entry fee to:
Doug Rakes, Head Football Coach, Fairview High School
06287 US Hwy 127
Sherwood, OH 43556 

Negative Lunch Account Balance Notice

Effective: May 4th, 2015
Attachments: More Information Here

Effective May 4th 2015, there will be no lunch charges accepted for high school and middle school students. Those that owe will receive a cheese sandwich and a milk only. Please see this attachment for more details.


Fairview High School Student Council Amazon Fund Raiser

We are excited to announce a new fund raiser for Fairview High School!  There are no products to sell, volunteers to organize, or money to collect.  This fundraiser is an internet based program with Amazon.com.  We will make 5-7% commission on purchases people make when shopping on Amazon’s website when they use the special link created for us.  There is no additional cost to shopping on Amazon through our special link and using this link when shopping Amazon is all that is required to earn the commission.  Please share this information with your family and friends and visit our website (or bookmark the link) when you shop at Amazon!

Here is our Amazon fundraiser link: http://amzn.to/1DI0Kwm


MealsPlus Online Payment Center Now Available

Dealing with your children’s school money just got a lot easier! You can now go online and add money to their accounts for meals and even see what they are buying in the cafeteria.
For more information please see the Online Payments page on our website under Parents > Online Payments for Lunch/Breakfast. Or click the link HERE.

Instant Alert System

We have made some recent changes to our Instant Alert System because of reports that some people were not receiving alerts. We think the issue has been corrected. If you have had problems receiving an alert, please add an additional contact, such as your cell phone or email. Also, please stay on the line after you have answered as sometimes it takes a few extra seconds to come on. If the issue continues, please contact Kristi Schooley at 419-658-2808 Opt. 1 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Fairview Schools Fund

The Fairview Schools Fund was established in 2013 by community members. The purpose of the Fund is to further enhance the quality of education of the Central Local Schools. Please click on the following link HERE to learn more about how you can contribute to this fund.

Central Local Schools Won An Innovative Straight A Grant

Central Local Schools in a consortium effort with 15 districts in Fulton, Defiance, Henry, Paulding, and Williams County won an innovative Straight A Grant in the amount of $3,402,120. This grant funding will be used to expand virtual and blending learning opportunities for students within the consortium districts.


2013-2014 District Report Card Information

  • Indicators Met: Achieved 24 out of 24 indicators = A Rating
  • Performance Index: 104.8 out of 120 = B Rating
  • Gap Closing: = B Rating (subgroup performance compared to all) 
  • Overall Progress: = A Rating (value added) 
  • Four Year Graduation Rate: 97.8% = A Rating
  • Highest in Defiance County in Progress, in the areas of Gifted Students and in the area of Lowest 20% Students.
  • Tied for Highest in Defiance County in Overall Progress and in the area of Students with Disabilities
  • Tied for Highest in Defiance County in Gap Closing


Mission Statement

Central Local Schools, in partnership with the community, will provide an appropriate environment for each student to realize his/her fullest potential as a life-long learner in a global society.


To Build on our tradition of Excellence together, through Exceptional Academic Opportunities, Staff, and Facilities.

Governing Belief Statements

  • Students are our focus.
  • The Board and Administration will work as a team with honesty and integrity.
  • We will employ a staff that is both dedicated and an inspiration to our students.
  • High expectations are prerequisite to high achievement.
  • Success of our district as a whole is the ultimate reflection of the community in which we serve.
  • The expectation is that we are a customer relations organization and responsive to all our stakeholders.
  • We will operate efficiently and effectively to remain accountable to our taxpayers.
  • Even as a successful organization we believe there is always room for improvement.
  • The Board of Education will establish and continually monitor goals and strategies.


The Central Local School District has three schools, Fairview High School, Fairview Middle School, and Fairview Elementary School. The district is located in Defiance County in NW Ohio, 8 miles south of Bryan and about 12 miles west of Defiance.

Contact Us

Superintendent: (419) 658-2808
High School: (419) 658-2378
Middle School: (419) 658-2331
Elementary School: (419) 658-2511