About the district
Edison Local Schools is a district located in north central Ohio in Erie and Huron Counties serving the municipalities of Berlin Heights and Milan, including parts of Berlin, Florence, Huron, Milan, Norwalk, Oxford, Perkins and Vermilion townships. The district serves approximately 1,500 students in grades PK through 12 in one elementary school, one middle school and one high school.
Traditionally Edison students have been recognized for advanced academic, artistic and musical scholarship with graduates attending some of the finest higher educational institutions in the nation. Likewise, our teaching professionals have been recognized by numerous organizations for exemplary educational service.
The overall mission of the district is to provide our students a progressive course of study which contributes and collectively develops a mastery of their intellectual, moral, social, physical and aesthetic growth. Accomplishing this philosophy requires the cooperative efforts of the school board, superintendent, treasurer, educators, parents, students, public entities, and community members.
About the communities
Edison Local Schools is centrally located between the two major cities of Toledo and Cleveland along the north coast of Lake Erie. The District is in the vicinity of acclaimed vacation spots Cedar Point Amusement Park, Kalahari Resorts, Great Wolf Lodge and the Lake Erie islands. The communities of Berlin Heights and Milan are a classic example of lifestyles found in rural and small town America.
Berlin Heights is located on State Route 61 between Norwalk and Vermilion. Local attractions include family style restaurants, garden and landscape nurseries, family owned and operated orchards and vineyards. In the Fall, families enjoy a trip to the picturesque local orchard where hayrides, apple picking, fresh Cider, pumpkin selection and kids activities are a yearly tradition. Residents enjoy a tight-knit community in which families and businesses work together to support our local area.
Milan is located just south of the Ohio Turnpike and is the birthplace of Thomas Alva Edison, America’s greatest inventor. Notoriety of the community is central to the Edison Birthplace Museum which includes a seven-building complex. The tree-lined streets of the village highlight historically restored homes. The downtown square offers a gazebo, antiques, various shops and eateries to browse and enjoy. Milan recently received national recognition through the placement of a statue of Thomas Alva Edison in the National Statuary Hall Collection at the U.S. Capitol.
Every summer both communities bring all ages together during their respective festivals – the Berlin Heights Basket Festival in August and the Milan Melon Festival in September. Throughout the year, area children also enjoy activities sponsored by the Edison Youth Sports League (EYSL).