The Logan Elm Local School District is located about 30 miles south of Columbus, in parts of Pickaway and Hocking Counties, covering 198 square miles. The district formed in the late 1950's, with the consolidation of schools in Washington, Pickaway and Salt Creek Township in Pickaway County. In the early 1970's, the village of Laurelville along with Perry, Laurel and Salt Creek townships in Hocking County joined the district.
The namesake of the district was a large elm tree, located within the school district on the Pickaway Plains. The tree was said to be the place where Chief Logan of the Cayuga tribe delivered an eloquent speech on relations between American Indians and early Ohio settlers in 1774.
While the tree succumbed to disease, weather and age in 1964; a park still exisits at the location (Logan Elm Memorial Park
Currently, the District serves students in six buildings:
Logan Elm High School (grades 9-12)
McDowell Middle School (grades 7-8)
Salt Creek Intermediate (grades 5-6)
Laurelville Elementary (grades PK-4)
Pickaway Elementary (grades K-4)
Washington Elementary (grades K-4)
Logan Elm is part of the Pickaway-Ross Joint Vocational District and some students in grades 11-12 attend Pickaway Ross Career and Technical Center.
In November 2018, voters approved a bond issue for the construction of a PK-12 building on the Tarlton Road campus. Construction of the the new building will be in conjunction with the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission. Design and construction will begin in 2020.
On the 2019 Ohio Report Card, Logan Elm received a “B” rating, placing us in the top 1/3 of all ranked Ohio school districts. We also earned an “A” in Progress for the third year in a row.