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About our Community
London is the county seat of Madison County, Ohio. Patrick McLene established the community in 1810 or 1811, on land owned by John Murfin. It is unclear why residents named the town London. Many people believe that residents, many of whom were from Great Britain, named the town after London, England. Other people speculate that residents named the community after the London Company, which surveyed the land.

London grew slowly, having only 297 residents in 1840. By 1846, London only contained two churches, a private school, eight stores, and one newspaper office. Over the next several decades, London’s population grew dramatically. This growth was partly due to the completion of two railroads that passed through the town. By the late 1850s, London became a center of livestock auctions, attracting people from across the United States. In 1880, 3,067 people resided in London, with approximately one-third of these people being school-aged children. The number of town residents increased to 3,292 people by 1890. In 1886, London contained four newspaper offices, seven churches, and two banks.

During the twentieth century, London continued to grow. With a population of 8,771 people, London was Madison County’s largest community in 2000. The main reason for this increase was the large number of residents from Columbus, in nearby Franklin County, who sought to escape that city’s busyness by moving to more rural, neighboring communities. Many Madison County residents actually work in Ohio’s capital city. Other London residents find employment at the London Correctional Facility, one of Ohio’s state prisons
About Our District
The School District known as the London City School District is located in the central area of Ohio, within Madison County, and encompasses 54 square miles. The School District includes the City of London and the Townships of Deer Creek, Somerford, and portions of Union Township. The City of London is located approximately 20 miles southwest of Columbus, Ohio. The School District is bordered on the west by Clark County, the east by Jefferson Local School District, the south by Madison Plains Local School District and shares another border to the north with Jonathan Alder Local School District.

London High School opened in 1981, and completed renovations in 2011. The current site of London Elementary School was opened in 2004 and is directly adjacent and attached to London High School. The London Middle School opened the doors of their new facility in the fall of 2011 and it is directly across Elm Street from the other two buildings. The property for the Middle School was obtained in a land trade with the City of London. The City of London received all buildings and property at the downtown campus, the original site of the Central Building and old London High School. During the summer of 2011 the Board of Education office moved their offices to the second floor of the London Elementary building. All buildings for the London City School District are now housed on one campus, and serves a student population of over 2100 students within its three schools.

While the City of London is growing, we still value that small town atmosphere where everyone is known and respected. We are dedicated to providing a safe, warm, caring and academically challenging experience for every child. Another of our positive characteristics is that our School District is comprised of a diverse population, similar to the composite demographics of our nation as a whole. As a result, upon graduation, our students are well prepared socially to deal with the diversity in our society that adults have to face every day. The London City Schools also embrace continuous improvement. We are constantly analyzing our academic data and targeting areas for change, with our goal of success for every child. Through our academic and co-curricular programs, we expect all students to learn the academic, social, and personal skills needed to be ethical, responsible, contributing citizens of our world. London has a proud heritage and our Board of Education, administration, teachers and support staff will cooperate and collaborate to ensure that we build on that heritage and that our families will always be proud of the quality of education their children receive.
Mission Statement
In our commitment to excellence, London City Schools will provide high quality education to prepare every student for life’s challenges and opportunities in an ever-changing world.
District Policies & Procedures
At London City Schools we utilize our Board approved policies to guide us in making decisions for our students, staff and school. To assist our parents, students and community members we have attached the link to our Board Policies and Procedures. Click below to access them.
 
London City Schools
District Office Address:
380 Elm St., 2nd Floor
London, Ohio 43140
District Office:
District Fax:
(740) 852-5700
(740) 845-3282
Elementary: (740) 845-3272
Middle School: (740) 852-5701
High School: (740) 852-5705
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