Hamilton City School District, Ohio
|Hamilton City School District|
|Number of schools:||13|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||Glenn Stitsinger|
About the district
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.
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. 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.
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.
|Hamilton City Board of Education|
|Robert W. Weigel||2017|
School board elections
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:
|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 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.
Schools in district
Hamilton City School District operates 13 K-12 schools listed below in alphabetical order:
|Hamilton City Schools|
|Career Technical Education|
|Crawford Woods Elementary|
|Garfield Middle School|
|Hamilton Freshman School|
|Hamilton High School|
|Wilson Middle 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.
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.
|Performance Index, 2012-2013|
|Performance level||Percentage of students (%)|
- Hamilton City School District elections (2013)
- Ohio school districts
- List of school districts in Ohio
- U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Hamilton," accessed September 18, 2013
- Butler County Board of Elections, "Archives," accessed September 17, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- Hamilton City School District, "School Board," accessed September 18, 2013
- Hamilton City School District, "Five Year Forecast FY2015," accessed December 15, 2014
- Ohio Education Association, "Salary Data since 2001," accessed September 17, 2013
- Hamilton City Schools, "Home," accessed September 18, 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 Hamilton City Schools," accessed September 18, 2013