Gahanna, the home of the Gahanna-Jefferson Public School System, is conveniently located in northeast Franklin County, adjacent to I-270 and approximately 8 miles from downtown Columbus. The district, which includes the city of Gahanna and parts of Jefferson and Mifflin townships, is a culturally diverse suburban area with about 36,000 residents. Some 7,000 students from kindergarten through grade 12, attend the district’s seven elementary schools, three middle schools and one high school. Approximately 64% of the students graduating from Gahanna Lincoln High School are pursuing a four-year college education, 18% are entering two-year colleges, 3% are entering the military and the remainder are pursuing other opportunities.
The elementary schools have approximately 450 students in each building. The middle schools have around 550-590 students per building and the high school level has around 2000 students in attendance.
The district also provides a ‘big picture’ view of education, going beyond schools and encompassing the community. A broad scope of academic, cultural and athletic programs abound for both students and adults. The Gahanna Concert Series featuring nationally known musicians, local community theater productions, the Gahanna City Recreation Department and Junior League athletic events, local religious groups and Columbus State Community College, all use the G-J facilities to provide services that enhance educational opportunities for our students and the community.
The mission of the Gahanna-Jefferson School District is to develop citizens who possess the self-esteem, motivation and skills needed to communicate effectively, acquire and apply knowledge, make responsible decisions, respect cultural diversity and adapt to the challenges of the 21st century, by providing a diverse, well-trained staff, dedicated to delivering a comprehensive curriculum which is based on research and which meets student and community needs.
For further information, please visit the Gahanna-Jefferson Public School home page at gahannaschools.org.