Principal's Message


Mission: Our commitment is to educate and provide a safe learning environment where students are empowered to be innovative, life-long learners, and prepared to contribute in a global society.

Vision: Our vision is to raise student achievement through strong relationships with students, staff, and parents, and focusing on work that is engaging, relevant, and authentic.


GRIFF Nation,

It is time to rise up! You are among the most talented, capable and brilliant students and professionals in Akron – indeed, in our state and country! During the 2018-2019 school year, we will focus on tapping into your talent to achieve our school mission and vision at the highest level possible. Each student is a college and career-bound scholar. Each adult is a high quality professional with high expectations. Together, we will take Akron by storm – not just in athletics and sportsmanship but in our academics, our school culture, our local community and our college and career partnerships! As we continue our march towards greatness, we will encounter obstacles and challenges – some from within and others from without – but we are more than capable of weathering every circumstance, rising to every occasion and achieving outstanding success. Where do we start? By embracing, who we are and what we value…







Let’s get ready for a powerful year of transformation and achievement! Stay connected by bookmarking our website, following us on social media, using the hashtag #1040 and signing up to receive our school All Calls.

In solidarity,

Nicole Hughes

Buchtel Campus Principal

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