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Little Miami Local Schools

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Little Miami Schools is a local school district in southern Warren County, Ohio, based in Hamilton Township. The district covers 98 square miles and includes the villages of Morrow, Butlerville, and Maineville, Hamilton Township, and other townships.

The Little Miami School District was formed in 1954 after the residents of the Butlerville, Maineville and Morrow school districts agreed to consolidate. Emery Bethel was named as the district’s first superintendent. A bond issue was soon passed to build a new central high school on Welch Road in Morrow, Ohio, and the class of 1957 was the first to graduate from the new building.


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From its earliest days, Little Miami's mission has been to provide a quality education to all of its students. Rigorous academic standards and highly qualified educators are all critical to the success of Little Miami students.

  • The 278 members of the Class of 2016 received more than $6 million in scholarship offers. More than half of the class received the Lamp of Knowledge, awarded to students who have maintained a 3.5 grade point average for the whole of their high school careers. 
  • Little Miami’s four-year graduation rate of 97.7% continues to rank LMHS among the top high schools in the Greater Cincinnati area.
  • More than three-fourths of Little Miami teachers hold a master’s degree or higher. All LM teachers are designated “Highly Qualified” according to Ohio Department of Education criteria.
  • More than 150 students took 275 Advanced Placement exams in AP courses such as U.S. History, U.S. Government, Calculus, Statistics, Biology, European History, and Art. Students received a score of 3, 4 or 5 on more than 200 of those exams, meaning they could earn college credit for those courses.