Canton City Schools, Ohio
|Canton City Schools|
|Number of schools:||31|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||Nadine McIlwain|
About the district
Canton lags behind the rest of Ohio in terms of higher education achievement, median income and poverty rate. The 2010 U.S. Census found that 13% of Canton residents over 25 years old held undergraduate degrees compared to a 24.5% rate for the state of Ohio. Canton had a median income of $30,264 in 2010 compared to $48,071 for Ohio. The poverty rate for Canton was 28.8% in 2010 compared to an 14.8% rate for the rest of the state.
Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100.0%. Each column will add up to 100.0% after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.
The current Superintendent of Canton City Schools is Adrian E. Allison. He has served in the position since January 2013 when he was appointed to replace Chris Smith, who passed away in November 2012. Allison previously served in the Ohio Department of Education as executive director of policy as well as senior director of accountability. He is the first African American superintendent in the district's history as well as the youngest at 40 years old.
The Canton Board of Education consists of five members who are elected to four-year terms. Two members of the board are elected by district and three members are considered at-large. The district offers compensation for board member attendance at approved training programs with payments ranging from $60 to $125 per session.
|Canton Board of Education|
|Richard S. Milligan||District 1||2017|
|Ryan Brahler||District 2||2015|
|John M. Rinaldi||At-large||2017|
School board elections
- See also: Canton City Schools elections (2013)
Members of the Canton Board of Education are elected to four-year terms on a staggered basis. Two seats were on the ballot on November 5, 2013 and three seats will be up for election on November 3, 2015.
Canton City Schools publishes its annual budget on its website.
|Expenditures by Category|
|School Year||Staff Expenses||Student Services||Operational Expenses||Debt Service||Other||Budget Total|
|Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget|
Teachers in Canton City Schools earn annual salaries based on experience and educational attainment. The annual salary schedule for teachers with Bachelor's degrees has a minimum salary of $32,977 and a maximum salary of $54,742. The district pays a minimum of $36,275 and a maximum of $61,997 to teachers with Master's degrees with up to 13 years experience. The maximum salary for Master's degree holders is $72,549 after 30 years of service.
Schools in district
Canton City Schools operates 31 K-12 schools in 2013-2014 that are listed in alphabetical order below:
|Canton City Schools|
|Allen Elementary School|
|Arts Academy at Summit|
|Belden Elementary School|
|Belle Stone Elementary School|
|Cedar Elementary School|
|Choices Alternative School|
|Clarendon Elementary School|
|Compton Learning Center|
|Crenshaw Middle School|
|Dueber Elementary School|
|Early Childhood Program|
|Early College Academy|
|Early College High School|
|Fairmount Elementary School|
|Gibbs Elementary School|
|Harter Elementary School|
|Hartford Middle School|
|Lehman Middle School|
|Mason Elementary School|
|McGregor Elementary School|
|McKinley Senior High School|
|Portage Montessori School|
|Schreiber Elementary School|
|Timken Senior High School|
|Worley Elementary School|
|Youtz Elementary School|
The Ohio Department of Education issues an annual report card for each district based on scores from the Ohio Achievement Assessments. This testing process assesses the proficiency of students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics. Students in grades 10 and 11 complete the Ohio Graduation Test to not only assess proficiency but demonstrate readiness for postgraduate life.
Canton City Schools received a C on the state's Performance Index and an F in the Indicators Met section. The Ohio Department of Education found that 63.2% of students qualified as Proficient or higher. The district only met proficiency levels in 16.7% of performance indicators from grades 3 through 11. The following tables detail results from the Performance Index and Indicators Met sections in the 2012-2013 district report card.
|Performance Index, 2012-2013|
|Performance level||Percentage of students (%)|
State report card
The Ohio State Report Card for Canton City Schools gave failing grades on five of nine measurements of academic performance. The 2012-2013 report was criticized by Superintendent Adrian Allison for failing to adequately capture progress in the district. “I think that these new report cards may even mislead some of the public on what is happening in some of our schools," said Allison.
- Ohio Department of Education, "Enrollment Data," accessed September 9, 2013
- Canton City Schools, "A Collection of School Histories," accessed September 10, 2013
- U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Canton," accessed September 10, 2013
- Stark County Board of Elections, "Election Results," accessed September 10, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- CantonRep.com, "Meet Adrian Allison: Canton's homegrown school superintendent," January 20, 2013
- Canton City Schools, "Board Policies," accessed September 10, 2013
- U.S. Census, "Public Elementary–Secondary Education Finance Data," accessed December 11, 2013
- Ohio Education Association, "Salary Data since 2001," accessed September 11, 2013
- Canton City Schools, "Schools," accessed September 11, 2013
- Ohio Department of Education, "FAQs," accessed September 10, 2013
- Ohio Department of Education, "Ohio Graduation Test," accessed September 10, 2013
- Ohio Department of Education, "2012-2013 Report Card for Canton City Schools," accessed September 11, 2013
- CantonRep.com, "New report cards put schools to the test," August 22, 2013