Our Mission

The mission of the Bedford City Schools – a district rich in tradition and diversity – is to educate all students to their potential, so they will become responsible, resourceful adults who appreciate the differences among people, by providing a well-disciplined, safe, secure learning environment, utilizing a progressive, comprehensive curriculum facilitated by highly qualified, caring personnel, incorporating state-of-the-art technology in partnership with our four communities. -- adopted June 2003

  • Welcome to the Bedford City School District website. The Bedford City School District serves more than 33,000 individuals in Bedford, Bedford Heights, Oakwood, and Walton Hills. The school district is located in southeast Cuyahoga County, which is about 15 minutes from Cleveland, Ohio. Within the 22-square mile district are six schools. Total enrollment in the Bedford Schools is approximately 3,400 students.

    The district employs approximately 280 classified staff members (secretaries, aides, bus operators, custodians, maintenance workers, cafeteria workers, and other support staff) and approximately 260 certified staff members (teachers and administrators).

    The Bedford City Schools have a "sister-school" arrangement at the elementary grades. Students who attend Glendale Primary School are promoted to Carylwood Intermediate School. Those who attend Central Primary School are promoted to Columbus Intermediate School. This arrangement helps children develop basic skills and healthy, sustaining school relationships with peers in a challenging academic environment.

    The Bedford City School District is an equal-opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, age, disability, or national origin in the education programs and activities which it operates. Any questions or claims may be directed to the district's Title IX/Section 504 Coordinator Kenneth Elder at 475 Northfield Road., Bedford, OH 44146.

    Our Tagline:
    Pride, Tradition, Achievement

    Our Mission Statement:
    Inspiring Everyone, Every Day, To Achieve Excellence

    Our Vision Statement:
    All Students Graduate As Open-Minded, Responsible Citizens

    Our Core Values:
    Students are the focus of all decisions.  As a result, we believe in:

    • Providing a safe, supportive learning environment;
    • Embracing diversity;
    • Fostering each student’s full potential;
    • Building strong family and community partnerships;
    • Developing academic excellence through a variety of rich experiences;
    • Promoting respect as a right and responsibility.

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