Mason City School District, Ohio

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Mason City School District
Mason, Ohio
Mason City School District logo.jpg
District Profile
Superintendent:Gail Kist-Kline
Enrollment:10,970 students
Graduation rate:96.6%
Number of schools:5
Budget: $106.2 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Kevin Wise
Board members:5
Term length:4
Mason City School District is a school district in Ohio that serves the city of Mason. It is the 15th-largest school district in Ohio, serving 10,970 students in five schools with an operating budget of $106.2 million.[1]

About the district

Mason City School District is located in Warren County, Ohio
Mason City School District serves K-12 students in Mason, a city located in Warren County, Ohio. The city's population was 30,712 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[2]


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.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2010[2]
Race Mason (%) Ohio (%)
White 85.1 82.7
Black or African American 3.3 12.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.2 0.2
Asian 9 1.7
Two or More Races 1.5 2.1
Hispanic or Latino 3.2 3.1

Presidential Voting Pattern[3]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 29.6 68.9
2008 31.4 67.4
2004 27.6 72.1
2000 27.7 69.9

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.[4]


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.[5]

School board

The Mason City School Board consists of five members who are elected at-large to four-year terms.[6]

Mason City School Board
Member Position Term Ends
Kevin Wise President 2015
Connie Yingling Vice President 2017
Courtney Allen Member 2015
Randy Andrews Member 2017
Matthew Steele Member 2017

School board elections

See also: Mason City School District elections (2013)

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.


The table below displays the budget for Mason City School District:[1][7][8]

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 $66,347,031 62.4% $9,029,954 8.5% $30,969,881 29.1% $0 0% $0 0% $106,346,866
2011-2012 $70,197,730 64.2% $9,385,565 8.6% $29,705,405 27.2% $0 0% $0 0% $109,288,700
2012-2013 $68,076,607 64.1% $6,224,333 5.9% $31,911,193 30% $0 0% $0 0% $106,212,133
Averages: $68,207,122.67 64% $8,213,284 8% $30,862,159.67 29% $0 0% $0 0% $107,282,566.33

Teacher salaries

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:[9]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
B.A. 38,331 71,104
B.A. + 150 40,248 75,435
MA 42,164 80,802
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.

District schools

Mason City School District operates five schools listed below in alphabetical order:[10]

Mason City School District
School Name
Mason Early Childhood Center
Mason High School
Mason Intermediate School
Mason Middle School
Western Row Elementary 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 also demonstrate readiness for postgraduate life.[11][12]

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.[13]

Performance Index, 2012-2013
Performance level Percentage of students (%)
Advanced Plus 0.2
Advanced 46.1
Accelerated 30.1
Proficient 19.5
Basic 3.1
Limited 0.8
Untested 0.2

Indicators Met, Reading
Grade Mason City School District Similar districts State of Ohio
3 96.9 92.7 81.4
4 97.6 95.9 87.7
5 95.4 89.3 74.2
6 96.2 94.0 82.9
7 96.8 92.6 81.0
8 98.0 94.8 85.8

Indicators Met, Mathematics
Grade Mason City School District Similar districts State of Ohio
3 94.5 90.5 78.4
4 95.1 91.3 77.7
5 91.8 85.1 68.7
6 94.0 89.7 75.1
7 96.9 88.6 73.3
8 97.6 91.0 77.0

Contact information

Mason City School District logo.jpg
Mason City School Board
211 N. East Street
Mason, OH 45040
Phone: (513) 398-0474

See also

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