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Hamilton City School District, Ohio

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Hamilton City School District
Hamilton, Ohio
Hamilton City SD Logo.jpg
District Profile
Superintendent:Janet Baker
Graduation rate:82.5%
Number of schools:13
Budget: $79.5 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Glenn Stitsinger
Board members:5
Term length:4
Hamilton City School District is a school district in Ohio that served 9,673 K-12 students during the 2012-2013 school year. The district is the 18th largest by enrollment in the state of Ohio.

About the district

Hamilton City Schools is located in Butler County, Ohio
Hamilton is a city located in Butler County in southwestern Ohio. The city's population was 62,477 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[1]


Hamilton lags behind the rest of Ohio in terms of higher education attainment, median income and poverty rate. The 2010 U.S. Census found that 15% of Hamilton residents over 25 years old held undergraduate degrees compared to a 24.5% rate for the state of Ohio. Hamilton had a median income of $38,628 in 2010 compared to $48,071 for Ohio. The poverty rate for Hamilton was 20.9% in 2010 compared to an 14.8% rate for the rest of the state.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2012[1]
Race Hamilton (%) Ohio (%)
White 84 82.7
Black or African American 8.2 12.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.2 0.2
Asian 0.6 1.7
Two or More Races 2.9 2.1
Hispanic or Latino 6.4 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] This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.


The current Superintendent of Hamilton City School District is Janet Baker. She was first appointed to the office in June 1992. Baker previously worked as a teacher, librarian and administrator with the district.[4]

School board

The Hamilton City Board of Education consists of five members who are elected at-large to four-year terms. The chief executive officer of the board is the current superintendent.[4]

Hamilton City Board of Education
Member Term Ends
Robert W. Weigel 2017
Glenn Stitsinger 2017
Larry Bowling 2015
Scott Kruger 2015
Steven Isgro 2017

School board elections

See also: Hamilton City School District elections (2013)

Members of the Hamilton City Board of Education 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 Hamilton City School District:[5]

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 $64,852,243 88.2% $1,721,592 2.3% $6,013,697 8.2% $0.00 0% $906,519 1.2% $73,494,051
2011-2012 $62,678,780 86.9% $2,073,364 2.9% $6,403,466 8.9% $0.00 0% $1,002,851 1.4% $72,158,461
2012-2013 $62,469,982 84.4% $1,869,206 2.5% $8,599,359 11.6% $0.00 0% $1,084,653 1.5% $74,023,200
2013-2014 $62,527,790 78.6% $2,108,390 2.6% $14,060,481 17.7% $0.00 0% $867,395 1.1% $79,564,056
Averages: $63,132,198.75 84% $1,943,138 3% $8,769,250.75 12% $0 0% $965,354.5 1% $74,809,942

Teacher salaries

Teachers in the Hamilton 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 $34,470 for teachers with Bachelor's degrees and $39,103 for Master's holders. The 2011-2012 salary schedule capped salaries at $55,621 for Bachelor's holders and $69,225 for teachers with Master's degrees. The maximum salary caps annual pay increases after 30 years of service in the district.[6]

Schools in district

Hamilton City School District operates 13 K-12 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[7]

Hamilton City Schools
Bridgeport Elementary
Brookwood Elementary
Career Technical Education
Crawford Woods Elementary
Fairwood Elementary
Garfield Middle School
Hamilton Freshman School
Hamilton High School
Highland Elementary
Linden Elementary
Ridgeway Elementary
Riverview Elementary
Wilson Middle School

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 demonstrate readiness for postgraduate life.[8][9]

Hamilton City School District received a C on the state's Performance Index and a D in the Indicators Met section. The Ohio Department of Education found that 73.1% of students qualified as Proficient or higher. The district met proficiency levels in 58.3% 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.[10]

Performance Index, 2012-2013
Performance level Percentage of students (%)
Advanced Plus -
Advanced 13.1
Accelerated 21.8
Proficient 38.2
Basic 18.7
Limited 8.1
Untested 0.1

Indicators Met, Reading
Grade Hamilton City Schools Similar districts State of Ohio
3 77.9 73.7 81.4
4 87.6 81.8 87.7
5 69.6 64.7 74.2
6 81.2 74.2 82.9
7 73.5 70.9 81
8 83.3 77.9 85.8

Indicators Met, Mathematics
Grade Hamilton City Schools Similar districts State of Ohio
3 70.7 70.1 78.5
4 76.8 71.2 77.7
5 55.5 59.8 68.7
6 63.2 65.1 75.1
7 63.5 61.9 73.3
8 68.7 66.1 77

Contact information

Hamilton City SD Logo.jpg
Hamilton City Board of Education
533 Dayton Street
P.O. Box 627
Hamilton, OH 45012
Phone: (513) 887-5000

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