Big Walnut Local Schools provides instructional services for children who live in the greater Galena and Sunbury communities, including parts of Porter, Kingston, Trenton, Harlem, Genoa and Berkshire townships. 

Exterior of Big Walnut High School

Location & Population

Big Walnut is located in Delaware County –  one of the fastest growing county in Ohio. With four elementary schools, an intermediate school, a middle school, high school, and a partnership with the Delaware Area Career Center, the district serves over 3600 students and employs more than 400 staff.

Learning Environment & Results

Our school district provides a challenging and dynamic learning environment that fosters excellence, opportunity and innovation in meeting the educational needs of our students and community.

Big Walnut students consistently exceed state averages for the current Ohio testing model. While testing in Ohio continues to fluctuate, we are using local data to ensure our students are growing academically.


Caring and highly qualified teaching and support staff members provide relevant and challenging learning opportunities for students in an environment that is safe and respectful.

Big Walnut Youth Sports

 Big Walnut Youth Sports Organization is a non profit organization with the mission to unite all youth sports in our community, so we can provide the best experience possible for our families, and most importantly, our players. For more information: Big Walnut Youth Sports

Curriculum & Special Programs

A diverse and rigorous curriculum has been designed to meet and exceed state and national standards for student learning and achievement.

Special Education and Gifted programs meet the unique needs of learners at all levels, while expecting excellence from all.