Superintendent Bill Wise

Superintendent's Office
Dr. Bill Wise
District Service Center
3805 Marlane Drive
Grove City, Ohio  43123
Phone: (614) 801-3000   Fax: (614) 871-2781


Message from the Superintendent

Welcome to the South-Western City School District Web site. We hope this site provides you with the information you are seeking.

The South-Western City Schools are proud of the educational opportunities offered to students. Our focus is on improving academic achievement for all students. From our youngest student to our most experienced staff member, we encourage lifelong learning as we provide challenging curriculum and programming to meet a wide range of educational needs.

The South-Western City School District is committed to excellence as we work in partnership with the community to meet the educational needs of a diverse population of learners.

We consider our school district, the sixth largest in the state, to be a learning community. The people who live here are family centered. They want an active say in the issues that affect their children and community.   We invite their comments, involvement, and support because our goals are the same – a high quality education for all our children.

We know that our staff is an integral part of the quality of the education we offer our students. That is why we put so much effort into selecting employees who, not only know their subject areas and jobs, but who really care about people. We know our hiring practices are paying off.   More than 200 residents and former students told us so over the last few years in letters and cards they sent commending individual teachers, bus drivers, counselors, principals, nurses, and others.

South-Western is said to have one of the best staff development programs in the state, with hundreds of offerings available at convenient times. The district’s Professional Assistance Leader (PAL) program, an entry-year program for new teachers, provides mentors to professionals new to the district. The program is focused on issues relevant to first-year teachers.

Our 119 square mile district offers the best of two worlds. We give small-town small-classroom attention to students in each of our 31 schools; yet we have big universities, an international airport, and a capital city’s hub just minutes away. There are also many cultural opportunities both within our district and in nearby Columbus and other suburbs.

If you have additional questions about the South-Western City School District, please contact us at (614) 801-3000 or continue to browse our Web site.


Dr. Bill Wise


Superintendent's Newsletter to Parents

Superintendent’s Back to School Newsletter to Parents-August 2014

Superintendent’s Back to School Newsletter to Parents-August 2013

Superintendent’s Back to School Newsletter to Parents-August 2012

January 2012 Superintendent's Newsletter to Parents (Spanish version)

Superintendent’s Back to School Newsletter to Parents-August 2011

Superintendent’s Back to School Newsletter to Parents-Fall 2010

Superintendent's Newsletter to Parents-June 2010

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Planning for the Future

Summary of Stakeholder Feedback

Conversations with the Community: March 3

Strategic Planning: 6 Strategic Dimensions, 4 Themes, 5 Bold Goals

Framework for the Balanced Scorecard


SWCS District Stats

South-Western City School District Continuous Improvement Plan 2014-2017

Superintendent's Newsletter to Parents

Performance Audit

On Tuesday, February 9, 2010 the Auditor of State released the 2010 South-Western City School District Performance Audit.
(Press Release)

Performance Audit Presentation - February 11, 2010

Performance Audit Response Plan