We were featured in the Thomas B. Fordham Institute's national publication! "According to a recent What Works Clearinghouse review, the most effective dropout-prevention strategy is to directly connect schoolwork to students’ career aspirations. Towpath Trail High School in Akron is a real life embodiment of that strategy."


Our Successes

While our graduation rates and state test scores are important, our biggest successes are our students. Seeing their faces light up when they realize they finally have a teacher who believes in them. Watching them excel in a new school full of teachers committed to their success. Cheering them on as they graduate and move on to new jobs and careers beyond our school's halls.

Some judge us only by the credits our students have earned, but we judge ourselves by the lives we help change and the life-long friendships we build.

Academic Results

Towpath Trail High School Barberton Campus is one of Ohio’s top-rated drop-out prevention high schools. Our founding campus results include:

  • Overall - EXCEEDS Standards
  • High School Test Passage Rates - EXCEEDS Standards
  • Progress (Student Growth) - EXCEEDS Standards

See our full Report Card from the Ohio Department of Education.

Check out our story in the Thomas B. Fordham’s Institute’s Pathways to Success series.