Traffic Advisory

Friday, July 19, 2024
On Friday, July 19, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, multiple streets in the Uptown District will be CLOSED due to a parade. Thru traffic should avoid the Uptown District during this time.


Jonathan Alder Local Schools

logoThe Jonathan Alder Local School District is a K-12 educational institution located in Madison County, serving a diverse community of students. Committed to providing a high-quality education, the district strives to foster academic excellence, promote character development, and prepare students for success in a rapidly evolving world. With a strong emphasis on collaboration, innovation, and community engagement, Jonathan Alder Local School District is dedicated to empowering students to reach their full potential.

Jonathan Alder High School
The district's flagship high school offers a comprehensive and rigorous academic program for students in grades 9-12. The high school provides a wide range of advanced placement (AP) courses, extracurricular activities, and sports programs to cater to students' diverse interests and talents.

Jonathan Alder Junior High School
As an integral part of the district, the junior high school serves students in grades 7-8. It offers a supportive and challenging learning environment, preparing students for the transition to high school and encouraging personal growth through various academic and extracurricular opportunities.

Canaan Middle School
Canaan Middle School serves students in grades 5-6 and provides an enriching educational experience. The school focuses on fostering a smooth transition from elementary to middle school, helping students develop a strong foundation in core subjects and offering a variety of clubs and activities to enhance their learning journey.

Plain City Elementary School
Plain City Elementary School is an elementary institution catering to students in grades K-4. With a nurturing and inclusive environment, the school emphasizes early literacy, numeracy, and social-emotional development. It offers a range of programs and initiatives to foster a love for learning and ensure each child's holistic growth.

Monroe Elementary School
Serving students in grades K-4, Monroe Elementary School provides a supportive and engaging learning environment. The school focuses on building strong foundational skills, fostering creativity, and encouraging collaboration among students through various educational activities and programs.

Enrollment and Statistics 
  • Total District Enrollment: Approximately 3,500 students
  • Jonathan Alder High School: Enrollment of around 900 students
  • Jonathan Alder Junior High School: Enrollment of approximately 450 students
  • Canaan Middle School: Enrollment of about 400 students
  • Plain City Elementary School: Enrollment of around 750 students
  • Monroe Elementary School: Enrollment of approximately 1,000 students
Graduation Rate
The district boasts a commendable graduation rate, consistently exceeding state averages, with over 95% of students graduating on time.

Advanced Placement (AP) Courses
Jonathan Alder High School offers a robust selection of AP courses, providing students with opportunities to earn college credits and prepare for higher education.

Extracurricular Activities
The district offers a wide range of extracurricular activities, including clubs, sports teams, music programs, and academic competitions, encouraging students to explore their interests and talents outside of the classroom.

Community Involvement
The Jonathan Alder Local School District values strong community partnerships and actively engages parents, guardians, and community members in the educational process, fostering a collaborative environment.

Tolles Career & Technical Center

tolles-800x480-1Tolles Career and Technical Center is a vocational institution serving the Jonathan Alder Local School District. With a strong commitment to providing practical skills and career-focused education, Tolles equips students with the knowledge and expertise necessary to excel in today's competitive job market. Offering a wide range of programs, state-of-the-art facilities, and industry partnerships, Tolles Career and Technical Center empowers students to pursue rewarding careers and higher education opportunities.

Main Campus
The main campus of Tolles Career and Technical Center houses the administrative offices, classrooms, labs, and workshops dedicated to various vocational programs. It provides a dynamic and modern learning environment designed to simulate real-world workplaces.

Automotive Technology Center
This facility is equipped with cutting-edge automotive diagnostic tools, repair bays, and industry-standard equipment. It offers hands-on training for students pursuing careers in automotive technology, providing them with practical skills in vehicle maintenance, repair, and diagnostics.

Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing Center
The Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing Center is a specialized facility featuring state-of-the-art equipment such as computer-aided design (CAD) software, 3D printers, CNC machines, and robotics labs. It offers comprehensive training in engineering, manufacturing, and design, preparing students for careers in advanced manufacturing industries.

Health Science Center
The Health Science Center at Tolles provides a simulated healthcare environment with fully equipped medical labs, patient care areas, and technology-enhanced classrooms. Students in health science programs gain hands-on experience and knowledge in various healthcare professions, including nursing, medical assisting, and biomedical sciences.

Culinary Arts Center
The Culinary Arts Center features a fully equipped commercial kitchen and dining area where students learn essential culinary skills and techniques. With professional-grade equipment and industry-standard training, students gain experience in food preparation, menu planning, catering, and restaurant management.

Enrollment and Statistics
  • Total Enrollment: Approximately 800 students
  • Number of Programs: 20+ career and technical programs
  • College Credit Opportunities: Tolles partners with local colleges and universities, allowing students to earn college credits or industry certifications while still in high school, providing a head start for their post-secondary education or career.
Job Placement Rate
Tolles Career and Technical Center takes pride in its high job placement rate, with a significant percentage of graduates successfully finding employment in their chosen fields or pursuing further education.

Skills Competitions and Awards
Tolles students regularly participate in regional, state, and national skills competitions, showcasing their talents and earning recognition for their achievements.

Industry Partnerships
Tolles has established strong partnerships with local businesses, industries, and community organizations, ensuring that its programs align with industry standards and providing students with valuable internship, apprenticeship, and job shadowing opportunities.

Higher Education

Plain City area benefits from its proximity to Columbus, which boasts a diverse array of public and private higher education institutions, including the renowned The Ohio State University. The availability of numerous educational options within a short drive of Plain City contributes to the region's ability to retain local young residents and attract newcomers who seek educational opportunities. Many students who come to the area for schooling ultimately become part of the region's skilled workforce upon completing their studies.

The Ohio State University
Franklin University
Capital University
The Ohio State University – Newark
Otterbein University
Hondros College
Denison University
Ohio University – Lancaster
Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Ohio Christian University
Kenyon College
Ohio Wesleyan University
Ohio Dominican University
The Ohio State University-Marion
Columbus College of Art and Design
Mount Carmel College of Nursing
Chamberlain Unviersity College of Nursing-Ohio
DeVry University – Columbus
Ashland University – Columbus Center
Franklin University – Delaware Center
Ohio University – Dublin Medical School Campus
Park University – DSCC
Columbus State Community College
Marion Technical College
Central Ohio Technical College
Fortis College
Felbry College School of Nursing
Daymar College
Central Ohio Technical College – Knox Campus
Central Ohio Technical College – Pataskala Campus
Columbus State Community College – Bolton Field
Columbus State Community College – Delaware Campus
Columbus State Community College – Dublin Center
Columbus State Community College – Marysville Center