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Fitch High School is a public high school in Austintown. The principal of Fitch High School is Mr. Douglas E. Mcglynn, who can be contacted at aust_dm@access-k12.org. 1,700 students attend Fitch High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 32% of the 1,700 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 41% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Fitch High School is 18:1. Chaney High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • German
    • Italian
    • Latin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • Golf
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 81% 82%
Hispanic 3% 4%
Multiracial 2% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 13% 10%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Asian 0.6% 0.7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 41% 47%
Economically disadvantaged 32% 33%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    The schools are all new with the exception of the high school. Beautiful new schools cannot make up for poor teacher and worker morale due to the mean spirited people.This nasty attitude then trickles down on the students because some teachers don't care to do their job. Oh and good luck if your child has an IEP or is handicapped. Following rules and laws mandated by the Ada and ODE doesn't matter to this school district who is already known to be the worst in the state by the advocates. This is a school that also let's in any person who has been kicked out of any other school making it hard for others who actually want to learn. Throwing chairs and fights in the school are normal daily occurrences.

  • (8 months ago)

    Four generations of our family have attended and graduated from Austintown Fitch High School. We have great teachers and staff. We now have a new campus setting all but one building is less than 10 years old. Highly ranked Football and sports teams Marching Band Speech Team. Many language classes AP & honers classes art classes computer classes robotics etc. All kinds of clubs and after school activities. There are many opportunities for our children if they want to learn and put in the effort. There are a few issues that need attention but overall it is a great place for kids to learn. There will always be staff members that may not be the best but the vast majority are caring and awesome people. Personally I would like to see open enrollment dropped but that is my opinion.

  • (10 months ago)

    My son is a freshman and the class choices for them is great and he is loving it. Lots of things for the kids to do and to be interested in to expand their educations..

  • (3 years ago)

    I am an alum and a parent of this school district. I see many changes taking place at the school most for the good. The district is restricted by money but I do see them working towards changes that benefit the students. My children had dedicated teachers who stayed after or came early to work with my kids especially if they had been sick. This area is clearly changing as is school funding making it difficult for school districts like Austintown to keep up. I hope the dedication of the staff (especially at the high school where my kids are now) continues.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am a Sophmore this year at Fitch Highschool and i'll just say i can't stand it there. Only like two or three of my teachers actually cared my 9th grade year and helped me to pass. The others didnt. Also Fitch is just a big showoff school based off of the military formed band that we have and the stupid sports that everyone is so wrapped up in that they barely care about the school itself and the academics! The roof last year was falling apart and leaking and we just finally got a cooling system put in that broke down the next day! seriously? Oh and we also had a new turf put in too....why not spend the money earned to actually i dont know fix up the school? We don't need to show off. We need a better school! We need better grades and teachers that actually care!

  • (4 years ago)

    This school's completely overrated and things are only gonna get worse in the future. The sophomore and freshman class this year have been the worst our school's seen in years and with the open enrollment the inner city kids will only make it worse. Athletics cant even excel because many kids cant play due to bad academics (minimum 1.5 GPA) or drugs which drug use in the school is growing rapidly. And about 60% of the students will just simply do what they want. Not only the kids but the teachers most do not care whether you pass or fail and do little to none for helping when asked. There's been many pregnancies this year the majority are in the freshman class. Fights have increased and kids repeating grades as far as percents go is drastically increasing as well. Expulsion numbers are growing yearly. Fitch is on a big downfall.

  • (4 years ago)

    I went to Fitch my Junior and Senior year. I left Fitch to go to MCCT&T. I had a good a GPA and most of my teachers liked me but i didn't feel like I was getting enough from the school. The school didn't push me hard enough. I thought the teachers tried there best and some just didn't care at all. The students do just about what ever they want. The principle has a 'we take threats seriously here' policy but it isn't very followed through.

  • (4 years ago)

    I hate our dress code our lunches are horrible our teachers don't really care all this school is is a showoff we have too much money and we don't use it for anything just small repairs this is a waste of money we have over 40mil just from the stimulus why not use it toword our library it's brand new and they want to close it.

  • (5 years ago)

    I believe Fitch is a great school with excellent teachers. People need to quit the 'if you're not on the football team' sob story. There are few teachers that favor the football players and other athletes. It's completely unfair to judge the majority of the teachers at Fitch by a stereotype that a few have helped create. The school offers many levels of classes to benefit each student! I hope the school does not drop AP and honors classes because of funding. Overall the teachers are great there is a variety of classes to accommodate ability and interest and there are plenty of extracurriculars (for all students not just athletes).

  • (5 years ago)

    I graduate from Fitch High School in June of 2009. The honors and AP classes as well as the variety of extracurricular still suprises me. We hold our own with even the richer schools in the area. Our teachers make learning fun in creative ways. Not once have I ever felt unsafe and the principals are the best you could ask for. We have so much community pride and school spirit. Fitch allows you to explore and excel in your talents. I know I will be graduating top of my class and with a better education then surrounding schools. I love Fitch High School and the oppurtunities it has given me to succeed in my life.

  • (5 years ago)

    Austintown Fitch is sorely lacking in guidance for students unless you are a memeber of the football team. This school values athletics above all else. We moved into the area 3 years ago and I am not impressed with the faculty nor the principal

  • (5 years ago)

    I'm incredibly disappointed in the quality of things at Fitch High. Atheletics recieve many more accolades than academics ever will and unless you're on the football team you're of no importance. There aren't that many clubs to choose from so unless you're an athlete you're stuck.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have tutored previous Fitch Students and it is obvious from what I have seen that the quality of education and care are far above most. I certainly can not say this about many post high school students I have tutored. Basicly I see good results coming from Fitch 'keep up the good work'.

  • (8 years ago)

    fitch high is a quality high school well rounded academic programs teachers and administration are first class.

  • (9 years ago)

    I have two children in Fitch High School. The academic programs are exceptional teachers are excellent and the administration runs a quality educational institution. Extra-curricular programs are varied to provide something for each student. Sports programs are organized and coaches are interested in the development of the total athlete (academic as well as athletic). Just can not say enough about the quality of education my children are receiving at Fitch.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school is a great school. It gives the opportunity to students to exceed in their most talented area. Also it has great departments and great staff.

  • (11 years ago)

    On the down side... The school is reluctant to adapt to the needs of the handicapped. On the up side... There are many classes to choose from.

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