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Licking County Educational Service Center

145 North Quentin Road (GPS Address: 621 Mount Vernon Road)

Newark, Ohio 43055

Phone: (740) 349-6084 | Fax: (740) 349-6107

A Vital Link


The Licking County Educational Service Center is a vital link for educational services making a difference together for all schools in Licking County.


To provide leadership and service to meet the individual and collective needs of Licking County Schools so that the quality of educational experiences for children is enhanced and improved.

Our Beliefs:

  • We act as role models and leaders for educational excellence by being well informed, highly skilled, experienced, thoughtful, and sensitive to human relations.

  • We promote communication, encouragement, synergy, and cost-effectiveness through cooperative and collaborative experiences

  • We foster the strengths of cooperative efforts in the county through cooperative and contracted programs.

We encourage educational networking to link Licking County schools with the Ohio Department of Education by facilitating information dissemination, monitoring mimimum standards, and implementing services required by the Ohio Revised Code.
Superintendent, Dr. Nelson G. McCray  



Recent Events

Our office is located on the third floor of the Roosevelt Administration Building which sits at 621 Mount Vernon Road in Newark, Ohio.  Guests should park on the south side of the building in the visitor parking lot and enter through the front doors.

Are you applying for or renewing an Ohio license? The process must be completed online through the Ohio Department of Education website.  For information on how to apply for or renew a license, please click here.

Background Checks are available Monday through Friday afternoons from 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.  Morning hours available by appointment only.

The Citadel has moved two doors east into their new location at 116 W. Church Street.  The new name is Phoenix Central but the phone number is still 740-345-3290.



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