Schools & Libraries
Archbold Area Schools
Archbold Schools serve students in pre-school through grade 12. The average classroom size is 20 students or less per teacher. Excellence in the classroom can be seen in the high achievement of our graduates.
Archbold schools also offer a wide range of extra-curricular activities. There is a tradition of spirit and performance among all our sports teams and our outstanding band. There is always a reason to show our “Bluestreak” pride. Follow this link to the school system’s website. http://www.archbold.k12.oh.us/
Archbold is also home to Four County Career Center. Students from Henry, Fulton, Defiance and Williams counties can spend their junior and senior year training for jobs out of high school.
Colleges & Universities
Students’ options in Northwestern Ohio are impressive. Students frequently choose to continue their education at Northwest State Community College located right here in Archbold. Others find it desirable to choose among the University of Toledo, Bowling Green State University, Lourdes University, Defiance College and University of Toledo – College of Medicine, which are all within an hour drive.
The Archbold Community Library houses approximately 27,000 volumes in a building of 11,500 sq. ft.
In addition to in-house materials, library patrons have access to the Ohio Digital Library which offers books and audio books for download to mobile devices.
Programming is available for children year round. The Erie J. Sauder Community Room is also available by reservation for use by non-profit and for-profit groups in the community.
For genealogy enthusiasts, the library has a microfilm/fiche reader/printer and microfilm of the Archbold Buckeye from 1905-present, as well as books of local history and genealogies of local families. Access to copies of the Buckeye and Archbold and Ridgeville yearbooks in digital format are available through the library’s website.
The library offers internet access provided by the Ohio Public Library Information Network as well as wireless access and printing. Computers located in the children’s department are pre-loaded with educational programs. Individual study rooms are also available.
The library is governed by a 7 member Board of Trustees consisting of persons from the community. The majority of the funding for the library comes from the state of Ohio and a local operating levy.