Dayton Public Schools, Ohio
|Dayton Public Schools|
|Superintendent:||Lori L. Ward|
|Number of schools:||32|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||Joe Lacey|
About the district
Dayton lags behind the rest of Ohio in terms of higher education achievement, median income and poverty rate. The 2010 U.S. Census found that 15% of Columbus residents over 25 years old held undergraduate degrees compared to a 24.5% rate for the state of Ohio. Dayton had a median income of $28,843 in 2010 compared to $48,071 for Ohio. The poverty rate for Dayton was 32.5% 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 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.
The current Superintendent of Dayton Public Schools is Lori L. Ward. She was appointed to the position in March 2010 and assumed office in July. Ward previously served as the Deputy Superintendent to predecessor Kurt T. Stanic.
The Dayton Board of Education consists of seven members who are elected at-large to four-year terms. The board approves compensation rates for meeting attendance during the organizational meeting after each election. Each member can be reimbursed for approved expenses incurred from conferences and training sessions.
|Dayton Board of Education|
|Robert C. Walker||2015|
|Hazel G. Rountree||2017|
|Ronald C. Lee||2017|
|Nancy A. Nerney||2015|
|Adil T. Baguirov||2017|
School board elections
- See also: Dayton Public Schools elections (2013)
Members of the Dayton Board of Education are elected at-large to four-year terms on a staggered basis. Four seats were up for election on November 5, 2013 and three seats will be on the ballot on November 3, 2015.
Dayton Public 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|
The starting salary for a teacher in Dayton Public Schools was $33,936 and the average salary was $53,760 during the 2011-2012 school year. Dayton Public Schools has 705 teachers with graduate degrees and 21 who have earned national board certification.
Schools in district
Dayton Public Schools operates 32 K-12 schools listed below in alphabetical order:
|Dayton Public Schools|
|Belle Haven PreK-8 School|
|Belmont High School|
|Charity Adams Earley Girls Academy|
|Cleveland PreK-6 School|
|David H. Ponitz Career Technology Center|
|Dayton Boys Preparatory Academy|
|Dayton Business Technology High School|
|Dayton Early College Academy|
|Dunbar Early College High School|
|Eastmont PreK-8 School|
|Edison PreK-8 School|
|Edwin Joel Brown PreK-8 School|
|Fairview PreK-8 School|
|Gorman School at Jackson|
|Horace Mann PreK-8 School|
|Kemp PreK-6 School|
|Louise Troy PreK-4 School|
|Meadowdale High School|
|Meadowdale PreK-8 School|
|River's Edge Montessori PreK-6 School|
|Rosa Parks PreK-8 School|
|Ruskin PreK-8 School|
|Stivers School of the Arts|
|Thurgood Marshall High School|
|Valerie PreK-8 School|
|Westwood PreK-8 School|
|Wogaman 5-8 School|
|World of Wonder PreK-8 School at Residence Park|
|Wright Brothers PreK-8 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.
Dayton Public Schools received a D on the state's Performance Index and an F in the Indicators Met section. The Ohio Department of Education found that 58.3% of students qualified as Proficient or higher. The district met proficiency levels in 8.3% 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 (%)|
|Transparency grading process|
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- Main article: Evaluation of Ohio school district websites
- Five year budget forcast is posted with the previous 3 years included.
- Administrative Officials
- Department heads are listed for each department.
- Contact information for administrative officials is provided including a mailing address, phone number, and personalized email.
- Elected Officials
- Elected officials are listed with a mailing address, phone number and personalized email.
- The most recent audit is posted.
- Audits dating back to 2009 are available.
- Collective bargaining agreements are posted.
- Public Records
- The public information officer is identified and maintained by the public information officer. This person provides a mailing address, phone number and personalized email.
- A public records form is provided.
- Academic performance reports for the school are posted online.
- Background Checks
- The criminal background check policy and teacher certification requirements are posted online.
- Meeting agendas are not available.
- Individual budget documents are not provided.
- Dayton History Books Online, "An Outline of the History of Dayton, Ohio 1796-1896," accessed September 16, 2013
- U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Dayton," accessed September 16, 2013
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- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- Dayton Public Schools, "Superintendent," accessed September 16, 2013
- Dayton Public Schools, "DPS Policy Manual," accessed September 16, 2013
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- Dayton Public School District, "5 Year Forecast," accessed January 19, 2013
- Dayton Public Schools, "Staff Directory," accessed January 19, 2013
- Dayton Public Schools, "Elected Officials," accessed January 19, 2013
- Dayton Public Schools, "Meeting Minutes," accessed January 19, 2013
- Dayton Public Schools, "Audits," accessed January 19, 2013
- Dayton Public Schools, "Collective bargaining agreements," accessed January 19, 2013
- Dayton Public Schools, "Public Records Request," accessed January 19, 2013
- Dayton Public School District, "Treasurer," accessed January 19, 2013
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