Pickerington Local School District, Ohio

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Pickerington Local School District
Pickerington, Ohio
Pickerington Local School District seal.jpg
District Profile
Superintendent:Rob Walker
Graduation rate:95.0%
Number of schools:16
Budget: $96.1 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:TBD
Board members:5
Term length:4
Pickerington Local School District is a school district in Ohio that serves Fairfield County, Ohio. It is the 15th-largest school district in Ohio, serving 10,529 students in 16 schools with an operating budget of $96.1 million.[1]

About the district

Pickerington Local School District is located in Fairfield County, Ohio
Pickerington Local School District in Pickerington is located in Fairfield 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, Fairfield County overperformed in these areas. The graduation rate was 91.6% compared to 87.8% statewide. The average household income was $58,249 compared to $48,071 in the entire state. The poverty rate was 11.5%, while the poverty rate for Ohio was 14.8%.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2010[3]
Race Fairfield County (%) Ohio (%)
White 90.2 83.4
Black 6.5 12.5
Hispanic or Latino 1.9 3.3
Asian 1.2 1.8
American Indian 0.2 0.3
Two or More Races 1.9 2.0

Presidential Voting Pattern[4]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 41.4 56.8
2008 40.5 57.6
2004 36.5 62.9

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.[5]


The current superintendent of Pickerington Local School District is Rob Walker, who was appointed in March 2012. He previously served as superintendent of Lancaster City Schools. In 2012, he signed a three-year contract stating that he will earn $135,000 a year.[6]

School board

The Pickerington Local School Board consists of five members who are elected at-large to four-year terms. The board has yet to hold elections for president and vice president.[7]

Pickerington Local School Board
Member Term Ends
Jim Brink 2015
Cathy Olshefski 2017
Vanessa Niekamp 2017
Lisa Reade 2015
Lori A. Sanders 2017

School board elections

See also: Pickerington Local School District elections (2013)

Members of the Pickerington Local 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 Pickerington Local School District:[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
2008-2009 $74,403,557 81.4% $2,151,561 2.4% $12,368,496 13.5% $0 0% $2,445,987 2.7% $91,369,601
2009-2010 $77,852,767 81.1% $2,626,744 2.7% $13,038,792 13.6% $0 0% $2,834,488 3% $95,988,791
2010-2011 $78,374,618 81.5% $1,991,469 2.1% $13,077,901 13.6% $0 0% $2,720,767 2.8% $96,164,755
Averages: $76,876,980.67 81% $2,256,591.33 2% $12,828,396.33 14% $0 0% $2,667,080.67 3% $94,507,715.67

Teacher salaries

Pickerington Local School District does not publish its teacher salary schedule on its website. The salaries for each individual hired is posted online in the board agenda.[8]

Schools in Pickerington Local School District


Pickerington Local School District serves 10,529 students. Pickerington Local School District does not publicly archive enrollment data.

District schools

Pickerington Local School District operates 16 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[9]

Pickerington Local School District
School Name
Diley Middle School
Fairfield Elementary
Harmon Middle School
Heritage Elementary
Lakeview Junior High
Pickerington Community School
Pickerington Elementary
Pickerington High School Central
Pickerington High School North
Pickerington Learning Steps Preschool
Ridgeview Junior High
Sycamore Creek Elementary
Toll Gate Elementary
Toll Gate Middle School
Tussing Elementary
Violet Elementary

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.[10][11]

Pickerington 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 86.1% 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.[12]

Performance Index, 2012-2013
Performance level Percentage of students (%)
Advanced Plus -
Advanced 28.6
Accelerated 29.5
Proficient 30.6
Basic 8.5
Limited 2.7
Untested 0.1

Indicators Met, Reading
Grade Pickerington Local School District Similar districts State of Ohio
3 90.3 91.2 81.4
4 95.6 94.7 87.7
5 85.8 87.6 74.2
6 93.0 92.4 82.9
7 91.6 91.0 81.0
8 93.2 93.4 85.8

Indicators Met, Mathematics
Grade Pickerington Local School District Similar districts State of Ohio
3 88.1 88.2 78.4
4 90.9 88.9 77.7
5 82.7 83.8 68.7
6 88.1 88.0 75.1
7 80.6 86.3 73.3
8 84.6 88.5 77.0

Contact information

Pickerington Local School District seal.jpg
Pickerington Local School Board
50 East Street
Pickerington, OH 43147
Phone: (614) 833-2110

See also

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