The Northwest Local is a public school district located in western Stark County. The district boundaries include the City of Canal Fulton, Village of Clinton (Summit County), Lawrence Township and Franklin Township. The district was created when the Canal Fulton and West Franklin school districts consolidated in the 1950s. Today, thanks to monies from the Ohio School Facilities Commission and local funding, the school buildings are all located on a central campus between Canal Fulton and Clinton.
The district has four school buildings located on the campus. Northwest Primary School serves students in grades K-2. W.S. Stinson Elementary serves students in grades 3-5. Northwest Middle School serves students in grades 6-8 and Northwest High School serves students in grades 9-12. The district's total enrollment is approximately 1,900 students. Northwest Local is a member of the Stark County Educational Service Center and our 11th and 12th grade students may select to attend R.G. Drage Career Technical Center in Massillon, Ohio.