District Profile

         Wolf Creek Local School District is located in northwestern Washington County and encompasses approximately 124 square miles. The district was formed around 1928 when three small districts in Palmer, Watertown, and Waterford Townships were consolidated.

         The area is largely rural with the largest community being the unincorporated village of Waterford. This village has a population of 500 residents. Many people in the district work in an agriculture related job skill. There are, however, a few other industries in the district with the major business being a Power Plant owned by American Electric Power. This electric generation plant is the major contribution of local revenue. The Marietta, Ohio-Parkersburg, West Virginia communities are nearby and offer a full range of goods and services.

         The district presently has two school buildings: Waterford Elementary School, which houses 443 students in grades K-8, and Waterford High School, grades 9-12, which has 212 students at the present time . The district is serviced by Washington County Career Center and has 29 of its students attending there. Additionally, 14 students attend Washington State Community College on a full-time basis under the PSEO program. Last year sixty-two (62) students graduated from Waterford High School and sixty percent (60%) of these students are presently pursuing some form of higher education.

         As in many rural areas the schools provide a focus for community identification. This is definitely true at Wolf Creek Local where the Parent-Teacher Organization, booster's organization, and volunteers are in the building daily. It is also reflected with the continued passage of levies when requested.

         This brief background of information is to inform you that Wolf Creek is a proud community and extremely proud of its schools.