RAISING YOUR KIDS HERE
Many people are attracted to Remington / Wolcott because it’s a great place to raise a family. What do parent’s care about? Safety, education and opportunities for their children.
Remington and Wolcott are bonded together by a shared school district, Tri-County School Corporation. As you’d expect in a smaller school, we have small classes for lots of one-on-one teacher-student involvement. But what might surprise you, are provided amenities like iPads for grades K-4 and laptops for grades 5-12, STEM Academy, High Ability Summer Camps, arts education, mentoring programs, dual credit opportunities, eleven athletic programs, three gyms and a pool, theater arts, and award winning student organizations, such as Business Professionals of America and FFA.
Current school district enrollment is 764 students. The student to teacher ratio in the district is approximately 14 to 1.
ISTEP scores for all tested grades in the school district have met or exceeded the state average for over ten years running.
High school students have access to over $100,000 in local scholarships each year, evidence of the community's solid support of the school and belief in a better future for us all.
Thanks to the recent passing – with overwhelming community support –
of a change to property tax allocations,
TRI-COUNTY SCHOOLS NOW HAVE BOTH THE VISION AND THE FUNDING TO STAY STRONG, WELL INTO THE FUTURE.
Is there an occasional crime here? Of course. No place is perfect, but what you won’t find in Remington / Wolcott is serious or violent crime. Or meth labs. Or gangs. Or parents who have to constantly be concerned about the safety of their children. Let them go ride their bikes, play in the park, walk to school. Our police force, caring citizens and frankly, the absence of really “bad guys” here can put your mind at ease.
We can tell you about how friendly the people are in Remington / Wolcott, but truly, you’ll just have to come and experience it for yourself. A word of warning though: if you don’t want to live in a town where the bank tellers, waitresses, librarians, teachers, grocery store clerks, and your neighbors all get to know you, then maybe Remington / Wolcott just isn’t for you. If you settle here, you’ll have to get used to waving to passersby, saying hello while walking your dog, visiting with other moms at the park, having meals delivered to your home if you are going through a hard time, and having unexpected conversations at the hardware store.
It’s just part of raising your family here. And it’s good. Really good.