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Dear Community,

Welcome to STEAM Academy of Warrensville Heights. STEAM Academy is a learning community which values high expectations for both academics and behavior. Our school staff embraces students, families, and communities to build and develop well-rounded individuals who are independent critical thinkers and intrinsically motivated to be life-long learners. We believe that all children can learn as we seek to make a difference in the lives of our students.

The teachers and staff at STEAM Academy are committed to providing a quality education for all students in a safe, secure, and nurturing learning environment. We are committed to ensuring that each child reaches his/her full potential.

Currently, STEAM Academy of Warrensville Heights has a student population of approximately 180 students in grades K-8. STEAM Academy is staffed with 13 certified members of the teaching staff and 4 classified/support staff. In addition to core academic subjects, students have the benefit of weekly art and physical education classes. Special services available to students include: special education, literacy support, and counseling. School hours are 8 AM – 3:30 PM Monday through Friday.

We encourage all parents/guardians to maintain regular communications with their child’s teachers and be actively involved in the school community. Checking the school calendar, website, and our Facebook page for events and activities will help keep you informed. If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact the office by calling (216) 595-2866. We are looking forward to meeting your child and helping foster a love of learning.

Iteisha Jefferson-Bankston


Iteisha Jefferson-Bankston, Superintendent

Iteisha Bankston joined ACCEL Schools in 2020 with over 20 years of experience as a K-12 educator and principal. As Regional Vice President at ACCEL Schools, she oversees leadership development, instructional programming, operations, and strategic planning for multiple schools in Northeast Ohio. Ms. Bankston is a school turnaround specialist with a proven track record in successfully transitioning underperforming schools by implementing research-based instructional strategies and facilitating professional development. Ms. Bankston holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Talladega College, an MBA from The University of Phoenix, and Master’s degree in Curriculum & Instruction from Cleveland State University, and a School Administration Certificate from Cleveland State University.

Community School

STEAM Academy of Warrensville Heights is a public, community school. We are our own school district sponsored by the Ohio Council of Community Schools (OCCS), which provides oversight and enforces academic, fiscal, and legal accountability. We are managed by ACCEL Schools, a high performing network of over 50 charter schools located throughout the United States.

Community Schools (Charter Schools) offer families an alternative to the local public school. Community schools are tuition-free, open to all students in the county, and focused on meeting student needs for success. Community schools are among the top-performing schools in the nation. Read more about charter schools.