Trying to decide on a driving school?

This site was assembled to organize information about Stark County's Driver's Education schools in a central location to help students and parents make informed decisions about selecting a driver training facility.

Questions to ask driving schools

  • Class Schedule: Find out if the class schedule times and days will meet with your scheduling needs. Ask about makeup classes.
  • Driving Schedule: Ask when driving lessons are scheduled. How long after completing classes will the student be able to drive? How many students are in the car at a time? What are the cancellation and makeup procedures and are there fees involved? Be aware that your child must be able to complete their driver's education training in a 6 month time period and driving schools are required to be able to complete the training within 6 months from the beginning of training.
  • Fees and quality: Be cost conscious and quality conscious. Driver training and obtaining a driver's license has lifelong benefits and potential consequences. Shop for the highest quality training that you can afford.
  • Additional services provided: Some schools offer additional services such as the use of the school vehicle for the driving test. Ask about additional services offered and fees involved. Are additional maneuverability practice services offered?
  • References: Check with friends and relatives for recommendations. Ask for a list of previous students to call as references. Check with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) to see if any previous customers filed complaints against the school. Ask BBB if the school ranks in good standing.

Driving School reviews and ratings

Driving school name
Informational links
A Better Choice Driving School
A-Easy Method National Driving School
Arrow Driving School
Belden Village Driving School
BBB Ratings / Reviews
Driving Academy of Ohio
BBB Ratings
Myers Driving School
BBB Ratings / Reviews / Reviews / Reviews
AAA Massillon Driving School, Inc.
Perry Driving School

Other resources

The State of Ohio has now allowed students the option to take the 24 hour classroom equivalent from a select few online education providers. See the list of online providers approved by the State of Ohio Department of Public Safety: Ohio Online Driver's Education approved online courses.

Parental involvement in the driver training process is critical. Along with the professional driver's education requirement, the teens under the age of 18 are required to get 50 hours driving experience with their parents. Ten of those hours are to be at night. This driving time will help the teens gain valuable experience before they are out on their own. Please take this time seriously.

State of Ohio resources

Have a complaint against an Ohio driving school or instructor?

Ohio Department of Public Safety
Driver Training Program
1970 West Broad Street
P.O. Box 182081
Columbus, Ohio 43218-2081
Phone: (614) 466-3524
Fax: (614) 351-6015