I really love my community. I was born and raised in Barberton, as was my husband, and we CHOSE to raise our children in the same place we were raised as we both enjoyed being children here and the pride fostered in the town along the way. Barberton, unfortunately gets kicked around a fair amount by those in surrounding communities but it's my belief that this makes us really around or purple prose and makes us stronger. The sports profane have always been top notch. As a child I mostly knew this from agar as I don't have am athletic bone in my body, though I was in the band, marching and concert and we had a ton of pride in our group. OTOH, my daughter, my oldest child, was ridiculously athletic. She played three sports and while we food feel there was favoritism shown to some athlete, it's just human nature I suppose. We did have a few big things happen in our family but I'll talk about just my oldest, my athlete. She had an illness hit her that requires a very serious surgery. The school, teaches, principals, coaches, other students etc could not have been any more wonderful. Helpful, concerned, accommodating, that's the experience we had. everyone wanted to and were so helpful and concerned. I know my daughter felt very loved. My one concern, something that hopefully had been, if not desperately needs to be, revamped or something, is the boom tutoring program for kids who need it. it was an absolute joke. My daughter learned nothing useful and it set her up for future failure because in, for instance, math, she was then lacking the foundation she needed to do future math work. It was especially frustrating for a student like my daughter, who was taking all advanced classes and the tutor was just not equipped for that. it was a frustrating and upsetting experience! My second child, my son, was a very gifts artist. The teachers were wonderful. He lived his art classes, learned a lot and rely thrived. His grades were terrible, his fault.