Olentangy Local School District, Ohio

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Olentangy Local School District
Delaware County, Ohio
Olentangy Local School District seal.png
District Profile
Superintendent:Wade Lucas
Graduation rate:97.8%
Number of schools:23
Budget: $160.6 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Kevin O’Brien
Board members:5
Term length:4
Olentangy Local School District is a school district in Ohio that serves Delaware County, Ohio. It is the 8th-largest school district in Ohio, serving 17,517 students in 23 schools with an operating budget of $160.6 million.[1]

About the district

Olentangy Local School District is located in Delaware County, Ohio
Olentangy Local School District in Olentangy is located in Delaware County, which is situated in central Ohio. The county's population was 146,156 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[2]


In terms of graduation rate, average household income and poverty rate, Delaware County overperformed in these areas by a fairly wide margin. The graduation rate was 95.9% compared to 87.8% statewide. The average household income was $90,022 compared to $48,071 in the entire state. The poverty rate was 4.5%, while the poverty rate for Ohio was 14.8%.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2010[3]
Race Delaware County (%) Ohio (%)
White 89.8 83.4
Asian 4.7 1.8
Black 3.5 12.5
Hispanic or Latino 2.3 3.3
American Indian 0.2 0.3
Two or More Races 2.3 2.0

Presidential Voting Pattern[4]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 37.7 60.8
2008 39.6 59.2
2004 33.6 66.1

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.[5]


The current superintendent of Olentangy Local School District is Wade Lucas, who was appointed to the position in 2008. Prior to his appointment, Lucas was the superintendent of Green Local Schools in Ohio. He was also the assistant principal, athletic director and superintendent at Coshocton City Schools from 1997 until 2007.[6]

School board

The Olentangy Local School Board consists of five members who are elected at-large to four-year terms.[7]

Olentangy Local School Board
Member Position Term Ends
Kevin O’Brien President 2015
Stacy Dunbar Vice President 2015
Dave King Member 2017
Julie Wagner Feasel Member 2017
Adam White Member 2015

School board elections

See also: Olentangy Local School District elections (2013)

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


Olentangy Local School District publishes its annual budget on its website.[1]

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
2012-2013 $136,074,211 84.7% $0 0% $16,506,511 10.3% $0 0% $8,028,254 5% $160,608,976
Averages: $136,074,211 85% $0 0% $16,506,511 10% $0 0% $8,028,254 5% $160,608,976

Teacher salaries

Teachers in the Olentangy Local 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 25 years of service in the district. The following table details the salary schedule for the 2014-2015 school year:[8]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
B.A. 37,810 75,348
B.A. + 15 39,322 79,870
B.A. + 30 40,457 82,131
MA 42,706 84,392
MA + 15 44,824 88,918
MA + 30 46,941 92,440
MA + 45 49,058 97,966

Schools in Olentangy Local School District


Olentangy Local School District serves 17,517 students, as of 2012-2013 enrollment data. This is a 4.5% increase of the number of students in 2011-2012.[9]

District schools

Olentangy Local School District operates 23 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[10]

Olentangy Local School District
School Name
Arrowhead Elementary School
Cheshire Elementary School
Freedom Trail Elementary School
Glen Oak Elementary School
Heritage Elementary School
Indian Springs Elementary School
Johnnycake Corners Elementary School
Liberty Tree Elementary School
Oak Creek Elementary School
Olentangy Berkshire Middle School
Olentangy High School
Olentangy Hyatts Middle School
Olentangy Liberty High School
Olentangy Liberty Middle School
Olentangy Meadows Elementary School
Olentangy Orange High School
Olentangy Orange Middle School
Olentangy Shanahan Middle School
Scioto Ridge Elementary School
Tyler Run Elementary School
Walnut Creek Elementary School
Wyandot Run 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]

Olentangy Local School District received a B on the state's Performance Index and an A in the Indicators Met section. The Ohio Department of Education found that 89.6% 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 0.3
Advanced 36.4
Accelerated 31.2
Proficient 25.8
Basic 4.9
Limited 1.4
Untested 0.1

Indicators Met, Reading
Grade Olentangy Local School District Similar districts State of Ohio
3 94.8 92.8 81.4
4 97.5 95.9 87.7
5 92.5 89.5 74.2
6 96.5 94.2 82.9
7 92.7 92.9 81.0
8 96.4 94.9 85.8

Indicators Met, Mathematics
Grade Olentangy Local School District Similar districts State of Ohio
3 92.3 90.6 78.4
4 93.1 91.4 77.7
5 85.7 85.7 68.7
6 93.7 90.0 75.1
7 91.5 89.0 73.3
8 94.4 91.1 77.0

Contact information

Olentangy Local School District seal.png
Olentangy Local School Board
814 Shanahan Road, Suite 100
Lewis Center, OH 43035
Phone: (740) 657-4050

See also

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