West Muskingum Schools, located approximately 50 miles east of Columbus just off Interstate 70, is a unique blend of rural and suburban neighborhoods. Serving approximately 1,500 students from Muskingum and Licking counties, the district covers approximately 114 square miles and includes Falls and Hopewell townships.
We offer a continuum of services and curriculum to meet the needs of all of our students. We rely on data to assist us in making decisions in this area. K-12 educational opportunities include: art, music, physical education, AP Physics, Chemistry and Calculus, Foreign Language, Business, Agriculture, and more.
A continuum of services that meet a wide range of abilities, interests, and learning styles are provided for students that are identified as gifted and talented. Service options include acceleration, flexible, grouping, and differentiation of the curriculum’s depth, pace and complexity. Service models include cluster grouping, resource room, self-contained language art classes, advanced placement classes, and post secondary education options.
Programming both inside and outside of the school setting. The majority of our students participate in an inclusionary setting in the regular classroom with extra adult support. By high school, many special education students can function with only tutoring support. Our teachers have had extensive professional development centered around Differentiation. Through this, teachers are better equipped to design curriculum and instruction to directly meet the needs of individual students.
Our district is easy to access from any direction, whether you’re traveling State Route 40 or Interstate 70. We are only minutes away from the City of Zanesville, which features local shopping areas, restaurants, the Genesis Healthcare Systems, Zanesville Art Center, Zanesville Community Theatre and much more. Local educational institutions include Muskingum-Perry Adult Career Center, Zane State College, and Muskingum University. You can also enjoy The Wilds, Dillon State Park, Blue Rock State Park & Resort and the Historic Y Bridge.