Graham Local Schools – Digital Promise

Graham Local Schools

Graham Local Schools

7790 West U.S. Highway 36
Saint Paris, OH 43072


Number of Students


Free and Reduced Lunch


Students with Access to High Speed Broadband


K-12 Students with Access to a Personal School-provided Device (1:1)

Learn from this district about:

Applying STEAM education with locally relevant, project-based learning: The rural district’s agricultural roots come alive through the student-managed Falcon Farms—a 22-acre plot of commercial farmland where students explore precision farming, beekeeping, and ecological sciences.

Envisioning career pathways for all students: Graham Local Schools’ Career Gears program seeks to meet the needs of students and local industry through a personalized career-planning strategy. Students participating in the program receive school credit while they enroll in a workforce readiness course, earn industry-recognized credentials, and engage in a 12-week internship.

Prioritizing equitable access to STEAM: The middle school’s award-winning, all-female student energy team—led by a female science teacher—opens leadership pathways for students who are traditionally underrepresented in STEAM careers. The young women educate younger students on clean, renewable energy use by leading in-class demonstrations and energy fairs.

Modeling innovation through exploratory learning: The Hatchery is a model elementary school classroom where students drive their own education through inquiry and problem-solving through project-based learning. Student projects have covered many topics, including coding, robotics, and even raising brown trout.

Kirk Koennecke


District Work

  • 1:1
  • Community Engagement
  • Competency-based Education
  • Computer Science
  • Flexible Learning Spaces
  • Global Learning
  • Maker Learning
  • Performance Assessments

Geographic Area


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