Mason City School District, Ohio
|Mason City School District|
|Number of schools:||5|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||Kevin Wise|
About the district
Mason outperforms the rest of Ohio in terms of higher education attainment, median income and poverty rate. The 2010 U.S. Census found that 51.6% of Mason residents over 25 years old held undergraduate degrees compared to a 24.5% rate for the state of Ohio. Mason had a median income of $83,695 in 2010 compared to $48,071 for Ohio. The poverty rate for Mason was 4.6% in 2010 compared to a 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 for Mason City School District is Gail Kist-Kline, who was appointed to the position in June 2011. She has been a teacher, an assistant principal in Lakota Local Schools, a principal in Princeton City Schools and also at St. Joseph Consolidated School. Additionally, she has held several leadership positions at the central office level.
The Mason City School Board consists of five members who are elected at-large to four-year terms.
|Mason City School Board|
|Connie Yingling||Vice President||2017|
School board elections
Members of the Mason City 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.
Mason City School District does not publish 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 the Mason City School District earn annual salaries based on years on the job as well as educational achievement. The salary schedule accounts for graduate degrees by providing higher starting salaries and greater potential salaries. The maximum salary caps annual pay increases after 27 years of service in the district. The following table details the salary schedule for the 2012-2013 school year:
|Degree level||Minimum salary ($)||Maximum salary ($)|
|B.A. + 150||40,248||75,435|
|MA + 15||43,122||85,210|
|MA + 30||44,081||89,618|
Schools in Mason City School District
Mason City School District serves 10,970 students, as of 2012-2013 enrollment data. Mason City School District does not publicly archive enrollment data.
Mason City School District operates five schools listed below in alphabetical order:
|Mason City School District|
|Mason Early Childhood Center|
|Mason High School|
|Mason Intermediate School|
|Mason Middle School|
|Western Row 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 also demonstrate readiness for postgraduate life.
Mason City School District received an A on the state's Performance Index and an A in the Indicators Met section. The Ohio Department of Education found that 92.0% of students qualified as Proficient or higher. The district met proficiency levels in 100.0% 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 (%)|
- School board elections portal
- Mason City School District elections (2013)
- Ohio school districts
- List of school districts in Ohio
- U.S. Census, "Public Elementary–Secondary Education Finance Data," accessed December 12, 2013
- U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Mason," accessed October 31, 2013
- Warren County Board of Elections, "Election Reports Archive," accessed October 31, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- Staff, Fox 19, "Mason City Schools hires new superintendent," June 6, 2011
- Mason City School District, "Board of Education," accessed January 24, 2014
- Mason City School District, "Salary Schedule," accessed January 24, 2014
- Mason City School District, "Home," accessed January 24, 2014
- Ohio Department of Education, "FAQs," accessed January 10, 2014
- Ohio Department of Education, "Ohio Graduation Test," accessed January 10, 2014
- Ohio Department of Education, "2012-2013 Report Card for Mason City School District," accessed January 24, 2014