About Us

The Jefferson Area Local School District, located in Ashtabula County, Ohio, encompasses nearly 130 square miles and serves students from the villages of Jefferson, Rock Creek, and Roaming Shores as well as students from parts of Austinburg, Denmark, Dorset, Jefferson, Lenox, Morgan,New Lyme, Plymouth, Rome, Sheffield, and Trumbull Townships. Approximately 1,700 students are enrolled in our 4 schools: Jefferson Area High School (9-12), Jefferson Area Junior High (7-8), Jefferson Elementary School (K-6), and Rock Creek Elementary School (K-6).

Ashtabula County is located in the northeastern corner of Ohio. It borders Lake Erie and Pennsylvania. Nearby major cities include Youngstown, Cleveland, and Erie, PA. Interstate 90 runs east/west through the county and State Route 11 runs north/south. Recreational opportunities include boating, fishing, golf, state parks, scenic countryside, and beautiful Geneva-on-the-Lake and Pymatuning State Parks. Covered bridges dot the countryside.

Educational opportunities beyond high school are located within one hour’s driving time. Kent State University Ashtabula Campus, Cleveland State, Edinboro University, Hiram College, John Carroll, Lake Erie College, Notre Dame College, Ursuline College, and Youngstown State University provide ample opportunities for continuing education.