If you are looking for quality educational resources for your own children, or for your workforce, you will find them in Knox County. The public school system is divided into the following school districts. Each provides its students with options that will adequately prepare them for their future.

- Mount Vernon schools serve a considerable amount of the county. They offer the greatest selection in academics, extracurricular activities, and athletics. There is a tremendous variety of math, science, and computer courses. Every major high school sport is available. Mount Vernon also offers services for students with learning disabilities, speech impairment, multi-handicapped, and behavioral problems.

- East Knox schools are located in Howard. The schools serve the students in the rural areas from just outside Mount Vernon to the eastern county line. The high school offers a wide selection of academics including mathematics and science courses. Popular high school sports and extracurricular activities are available. There are services for students who are speech impaired, or have learning disabilities.

- Danville schools service students living within and near the village of Danville. Danville offers an excellent variety of math, physical science, and biology, as well as other sciences. The school has the basic extracurricular activities offered at most schools and a good selection of high school athletics. The elementary grades continue to receive national awards.

- Fredericktown schools service the village and nearby residents. The school offers a large selection of math, computer, and science courses. A large selection of extracurricular activities are available to students, as are most of the popular high school sports. One of the prime features of the high school is their attention to services for handicapped students. Fredericktown handles students with hearing, visual, and behavioral problems, as well as, students with speech impairments, and learning disabilities.

- Centerburg schools provide education for their residents and the surrounding area. The schools offer excellent selections in math and science courses. They offer considerable extracurricular activities and the basic popular high school sports. The schools also offer quality education for handicapped students.


Knox County has two parochial schools: Saint Vincent de Paul, a Roman Catholic elementary school, grades 1-8, and the Mount Vernon Academy, a Seventh Day Adventist School, grades 1- 12. Several church-operated preschools function in the county.


- The Career Center offers basic vocational courses such as automotive, electronic, computer, and many other programs. What differentiates the Career Center from some vocational schools is the offering of several academic classes. There are courses offered in math, social science, and English among other curriculum. The Career Center also offers a progressive adult program for those who wish to further their education. It offers four full-time, year long 900 hour skill training programs. Each provides quality instruction with hands-on training. The Career Center also provides customized services for business and industry at "your place or ours." Training programs are available on a contractual fee basis. The Career Center offers business and industry quick availability, flexible scheduling, and participant-centered programming at a cost effective rate.


- Central Ohio Technical College, founded in 1971, serves the residents of Licking, Knox, Coshocton and surrounding counties. Its programs provide a blend of technological and theoretical instruction designed to meet the needs of area employers. COTC offers associate degrees and certificate programs in business management, accounting technology, health, engineering technology, public service, and nursing. Central Ohio Technical College is located in Newark, Ohio, and has extended campuses in Coshocton, Mount Vernon and Pataskala.  In addition, on-line courses are also available. COTC offers financial aid and assistance to its students. For further information you are invited to visit the college website at

- Kenyon College is located four miles east of Mount Vernon in the village of Gambier. The college has 50 major buildings, many of which feature old stone architecture. Founded in 1824, it is the oldest private, liberal arts college in Ohio. Kenyon has a very distinguished reputation for academic excellence. 96% of the faculty holds a doctorate or terminal degree in their field. Kenyon graduates applying to law or business schools have a 99% acceptance rate and the acceptance rate for medical school is 82%. More than 70% of all Kenyon graduates further their education.

- Mount Vernon Nazarene University is a private, liberal arts university located on the southern edge of Mount Vernon. The college opened in 1968, advancing to a four-year college in 1970 and changing to university status in 2002. The university offers 29 baccalaureate programs in six disciplines. The mission of MVNU is to develop its students academically, spiritually, and socially.


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