Schools, courts & law enforcement

Providing a safe learning environment is a priority for Stark County schools. As a result, many local districts employ school resource officers or school law enforcement officers to protect teachers, students, administrators and school property. In cases of juvenile arrests, local schools collaborate with police officials and members of the court to report and respond. Learn more about the school safety and security measures in place across Stark County.

Stark County school districts

Contact your local school administrators to ask about the safety measures in place throughout your community’s schools:

Alliance City School District

200 Glamorgan St.
Alliance, OH 44601
Phone: (330) 821-2100

Canton City School District

Public school system in Canton, Ohio.
305 McKinley Ave. NW
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 438-2500

Canton Local School District

600 Faircrest St. SE
Canton, OH 44707
Phone: (330) 484-8019

Fairless Local School District

11885 Navarre Rd.
Navarre, OH 44662
Phone: (330) 767-3577

Jackson Local School District

7602 Fulton Dr.
Massillon, OH 44646
Phone: (330) 830-8000

Lake Local School District

436 King Church Ave. SW
Uniontown, OH 44685
Phone: (330) 877-9383

Louisville City School District

407 East Main St.
Louisville, OH 44641
Phone: (330) 875-1666

Marlington Local School District

10320 Moulin Ave. NE
Alliance, OH 44601
Phone: (330) 823-7458

Massillon City School District

930 17th St. NE
Massillon, OH 44646
Phone: (330) 830-3900

Minerva Local School District

406 East St.
Minerva, OH 44657
Phone: (330) 868-4332

North Canton City School District

525 7th St. NE
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: (330) 497-5600

Northwest Local School District

Northwest local school district in Canal Fulton, OH.
2309 Locust St. S
Canal Fulton, OH 44614
Phone: (330) 854-2291

Osnaburg Local School District

310 Browning Ct.
East Canton, OH 44730
Elementary: (330) 488-0392
Elementary: (330) 488-0392
Middle School: (330) 488-0334
Middle School: (330) 488-0334
High School: (330) 488-0316
High School: (330) 488-0316

Perry Local School District

Public school system in Perry Township.
4201 13th St. SW
Massillon, OH 44646
Phone: (330) 477-8121

Plain Local School District

901 44th St. NW
Canton, OH 44709
Phone: (330) 492-3500

Sandy Valley Local School District

5362 State Rte. 183 NE
Magnolia, OH 44643
Phone: (330) 866-3339

Tuslaw Local School District

1835 Manchester Ave. NW
Massillon, OH 44647
Phone: (330) 837-7813
School safety practices

Most school districts in Stark County have several safety measures in place which can include:

  • Access to two-way radios to contact police or communicate with staff at other buildings.
  • ALICE-trained staff who must complete practice scenarios as part of preparedness training.
  • Cameras inside and outside school buildings and on all buses.
  • Clinical counselors in all buildings, as well as the availability of retired school counselors.
  • Emergency plans that are updated and certified annually.
  • Locked doors at all entrances.
  • Police and school resource officers stationed in the schools.
  • Requirements for all visitors to sign in and show identification.
  • Suicide prevention counseling and training services.
Safety hotline

Parents and students should have the Ohio school safety hotline in their phones and readily accessible. Dial (844) 723-3764 (SAFEROH) to anonymously report any concerns about school safety in Stark County.

Stark County’s Safety & Security Task Force

A task force has been created to formulate short and long-term strategies to help address school safety issues for all Stark County school districts. Some of the proposed safety solutions discussed are outlined in the recent Stark County Schools Safety and Security Task Force Report.

Helpful links

Safer Schools Ohio

Resources to promote a safer, more supportive learning environment in Ohio schools.

Stark Speaks UP for Kindness

Encouraging positive peer relationships to increase child safety in our schools and community.