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Fairfield City School District
Fairfield, Ohio
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District Profile
Superintendent:Paul Otten
Graduation rate:93.2%
Number of schools:11
Budget: $71.4 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Jerome Kearns
Board members:5
Term length:4
Fairfield City School District is a school district in Ohio that served 9,794 K-12 students during the 2012-2013 school year. The district is the 17th largest by enrollment in the state of Ohio.

About the district

Fairfield City Schools is located in Butler County, Ohio
Fairfield is a city located in Butler County in southwestern Ohio. The city's population was 42,510 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[1]


Fairfield outperforms the rest of Ohio in terms of higher education attainment, median income and poverty rate. The 2010 U.S. Census found that 24.6% of Fairfield residents over 25 years old held undergraduate degrees compared to a 24.5% rate for the state of Ohio. Fairfield had a median income of $54,581 in 2010 compared to $48,071 for Ohio. The poverty rate for Fairfield was 8.7% in 2010 compared to an 14.8% rate for the rest of the state.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2012[1]
Race Fairfield (%) Ohio (%)
White 79 82.7
Black or African American 12.8 12.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.3 0.2
Asian 2.4 1.7
Two or More Races 2.4 2.1
Hispanic or Latino 5.5 3.1

Presidential Voting Pattern[2]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 36.5 61.7
2008 37.9 60.5
2004 33.7 65.9
2000 33.9 63.3

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, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one or two tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.[3]


The current Superintendent of Fairfield City School District is Paul Otten. He assumed office in August 2011 to replace Cathy Milligan. Otten had worked as a teacher, principal and assistant superintendent in the 14 years prior to this appointment.[4]

School board

The Fairfield School Board consists of five members who are elected at-large to four-year terms. The district reimburses travel expenses for members attending approved conferences and training sessions.[5]

Fairfield School Board
Member Term Ends
Jerome Kearns 2015
Michael Berding 2017
Dan Hare 2017
Thomas Y. Heisler 2017
Balena Shorter 2015

School board elections

See also: Fairfield City School District elections (2013)

Members of the Fairfield School Board are elected at-large to four-year terms on a staggered basis. Three seats were up for election on November 5, 2013 and two seats will be on the ballot on November 3, 2015.


The table below displays the budget for Fairfield City School District[6]

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
2010-2011 $63,630,215 83% $2,283,697 3% $8,037,727 10.5% $0 0% $2,749,951 3.6% $76,691,690
2011-2012 $59,438,640 83.2% $1,629,495 2.3% $8,244,194 11.5% $0 0% $2,159,180 3% $71,471,509
Averages: $61,534,427.5 83% $1,956,596 3% $8,140,960.5 11% $0 0% $2,454,565.5 3% $74,081,599.5

Teacher salaries

Teachers in the Franklin City School District earn annual salaries based on years on the job as well as educational achievement. The district pays a minimum annual salary of $33,592 for teachers with Bachelor's degrees and $38,127 for Master's holders. The 2011-2012 salary schedule capped salaries at $56,703 for Bachelor's holders and $71,383 for teachers with Master's degrees. The maximum salary caps annual pay increases after 30 years of service in the district.[7]

Schools in Fairfield City

Fairfield City School District operates 11 K-12 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[8]

Fairfield City Schools
Central Elementary
East Elementary
Freshman School
Intermediate School
Middle School
North Elementary
Options Academy
Senior High School
South Elementary
West Elementary

Academic performance

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 also demonstrate readiness for postgraduate life.[9][10]

Fairfield City Schools received a B on the state's Performance Index and an A in the Indicators Met section. The Ohio Department of Education found that 83.5% of students qualified as Proficient or higher. The district met proficiency levels in 91.7% 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.[11]

Performance Index, 2012-2013
Performance level Percentage of students (%)
Advanced Plus -
Advanced 23
Accelerated 27.2
Proficient 33.3
Basic 11.8
Limited 4.5
Untested 0.1

Indicators Met, Reading
Grade Fairfield City Schools Similar districts State of Ohio
3 88.2 85.7 81.4
4 93.4 91.6 87.7
5 78.8 79.3 74.2
6 84.8 86 82.9
7 82.8 84.2 81
8 86.2 89.4 85.8

Indicators Met, Mathematics
Grade Fairfield City Schools Similar districts State of Ohio
3 85.9 82.7 78.5
4 89.1 83.3 77.7
5 73.2 75.9 68.7
6 86.4 80.4 75.1
7 77.3 79.2 73.3
8 81.6 82.6 77

Contact information

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Fairfield School Board
4641 Bach Lane
Fairfield, OH 45014
Phone: (513) 829-6300

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