North Canton offers the best of all possible worlds when it comes to education. The city is served by the North Canton City Schools District, Plain Local Schools and St. Paul Elementary.  Walsh University is within the city limits and Kent State Stark, Malone University and Stark State College are minutes away. Other nearby institutions include Brown Mackie and National Colleges, both located in adjacent Jackson Township.  Follow the links to find out more about each educational organization.


North Canton City Schools

The North Canton City School District’s reputation is one of  a system of primary and secondary schools rich with opportunity and excellence. Cited by the Ohio Department of Education, U.S. News, Newsweek and the National College Board AP Honor Roll, the “Triple A” district excels in academics, arts and athletics. The district’s many initiatives to continually improve include Six Sigma training, adoption of the Ohio Improvement Process Model and one-on-one computing. A $4.6 million Straight A Fund grant will provide for implementation of new learning environments, business collaboration and technology integration.

The North Canton City School District has long been recognized as one of the premier public school systems in the nation, Cited by the Ohio Department of Education, US News and the National College Board AP Honor Roll, the district excels academically as well as in the arts and athletics. A recent $4.6 million Straight A Fund grant from the state will be used to create an “active learning” environment in the school buildings, a fabrication lab and many other improvements. For more information visit the district’s website. 

Plain Local Schools

plainlogocolorhiSome of the SE area of North Canton is in the Plain Local Schools District.

To find out more about Plain Local, its programs and events follow the link:

St. Paul School

St Paul SchoolSt. Paul School, a part of the Holy Cross Academy of the Youngstown Diocese, offers a full day kindergarten, Pre K-8 education and an Early Childhood Center. Sports, clubs, music and more. Catholic values are integrated into the curriculum.  For more information visit

Higher Education
walsh university campus

Walsh University Campus

North Canton is perfectly situated to take advantage of multiple higher education opportunities. Within the city limits is Walsh University and just across the western border sit the campuses of Kent State University at Stark and Stark State College.  Other nearby options include:   Brown-Mackie College , Malone University, University of Mount Union and the University of Akron.