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Toledo Public Schools, Ohio

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Toledo Public Schools
Lucas County, Ohio
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District Profile
Superintendent:Dr. Romules Durant
Graduation rate:64.6%
Number of schools:51
Budget: $326.3 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Dr. Cecelia Adams
Board members:5
Term length:4
Toledo Public Schools is a school district in Ohio that serves Lucas County, Ohio. It is the 4th-largest school district in Ohio, serving 23,601 students in 51 schools with an operating budget of $326.3 million.[1]

About the district

Toledo Public Schools is located in Lucas County, Ohio
Toledo Public Schools is located in Lucas County, which is situated in northern Ohio. The county's population was 441,815 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[2]


In terms of graduation rate, average household income and poverty rate, Lucas County underperformed in these areas. The graduation rate was 87.3% compared to 87.8% statewide. The average household income was $41,949 compared to $48,071 in the entire state. The poverty rate was 19.5%, while the poverty rate for Ohio was 14.8%.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2010[3]
Race Lucas County (%) Ohio (%)
White 75.7 83.4
Black 19.5 12.5
Hispanic or Latino 6.4 3.3
Asian 1.6 1.8
American Indian 0.4 0.3
Two or More Races 2.7 2.0

Presidential Voting Pattern[4]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 64.9 33.2
2008 64.8 33.4
2004 63.6 35.9
2000 62.8 33.1

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, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one or two tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.[5] This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.


The current superintendent of Toledo Public Schools is Dr. Romules Durant, who was appointed to the position in December 2013. Dr. Durant began working for Toledo Public Schools in 1999 as a classroom teacher, and eventually became an assistant principal, a principal and then assistant superintendent.[6]

School board

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

Toledo School Board
Member Position Term Ends
Dr. Cecelia Adams President 2015
Bob Vasquez Vice President 2017
Lisa Sobecki Member 2015
Polly Taylor-Gerken Member 2017
Chris Varwig Member 2017

School board elections

See also: Toledo Public Schools elections (2013)

Members of the Toledo Public 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 Toledo Public School District's budget is published 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
2013-2014 $190,317,832 58.3% $0 0% $39,904,705 12.2% $0 0% $96,111,271 29.5% $326,333,808
Averages: $190,317,832 58% $0 0% $39,904,705 12% $0 0% $96,111,271 29% $326,333,808

Teacher salaries

Teachers in Toledo Public Schools 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 following table details the salary schedule for the 2012-2013 school year:[8]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
B.A. 34,086 59,071
B.A. + 15 34,851 59,872
MA 35,710 64,303
MA + 15 36,478 65,104
MA + 60 38,774 67,503
Ph.D. 39,541 68,304

Schools in Toledo Public School District


Toledo Public School District serves 23,601 students. South-Western City School District does not publicly archive enrollment data.

District schools

Toledo Public School District operates 51 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[9]

Toledo Public Schools
School Name
Arlington Elementary School
Beverly Elementary School
Birmingham Elemenary School
Bowsher High School
Burroughs Elementary School
Byrnedale Elementary
Chase STEM Academy
Crossgates Preschool
DeVeaux Elementary School
DeVilbiss Preschool
East Broadway Elementary School
Edgewater Elementary School
Ella P. Stewart Academy for Girls
Elmhurst Elementary School
Garfield Elementary School
Glendale-Feilbach Elementary School
Glenwood Elementary School
Grove Patterson Academy
Harvard Elementary School
Hawkins Elementary School
Keyser Elementary School
Larchmont Elementary School
Leverette Elementary School
Longfellow Elementary School
Marshall Elementary School
Martin Luther King, Jr. Academy for Boys
McKinley Elementary School
McTigue Elementary School
Navarre Elementary School
Oakdale Elementary School
Old Orchard Elementary School
Old West End Academy
Ottawa River Elementary School
Pickett Academy
Raymer Elementary School
Reynolds Elementary School
Riverside Elementary School
Robinson Elementary School
Rogers High School
Rosa Parks Elementary School
Samuel M. Jones at Gunckel Park Elementary School
Scott High School
Sherman Elementary School
Spring Elementary School
Start High School
Toledo Early College High School
Toledo Technology Academy
Waite High School
Walbridge Elementary School
Whittier Elementary School
Woodward High 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.[10][11]

Toledo Public Schools received a D on the state's Performance Index and an F in the Indicators Met section. The Ohio Department of Education found that 80.1% of students qualified as Proficient or higher. The district met proficiency levels in 75.0% 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 8.7
Accelerated 16.2
Proficient 35.1
Basic 22.7
Limited 16.6
Untested 0.7

Indicators Met, Reading
Grade Toledo Public City Schools Similar districts State of Ohio
3 69.5 67.4 81.4
4 77.4 73.5 87.7
5 54.1 54.8 74.2
6 66.8 65.8 82.9
7 67.1 63.6 81
8 71.4 71.4 85.8

Indicators Met, Mathematics
Grade Toledo Public Schools Similar districts State of Ohio
3 61.7 60.7 78.4
4 56.9 57.7 77.7
5 42.6 45.5 68.7
6 54.4 53.4 75.1
7 52.5 51.8 73.3
8 54.1 56.8 77.0

Taxes Y
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Budget N
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Meetings Y
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Elected Officials Y
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Administrative Officials
Contracts P
Audits Y
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Public Records Y
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Academics Y
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Transparency grading process

Website evaluation

This website was most recently reviewed March 6, 2013.

The good

  • Elected Officials
    • Contact information for board members is published.[13]
  • Meetings
    • Board of Education meetings and agendas are available.[14]
    • Board calendar is available as well.[15]
    • The Board of Education policies are published.[16]
    • Board minutes are published and archived for at least three years.[17]
  • Budget
    • The budget is published.[18]
  • Audit
    • Annual financial audits are published.[19]
    • Audits are archived to 2007.
  • Contracts
    • AFSCME contract is published through June 30, 2010.[20]
    • Contracts with Toledo Association of Administrative Personnel is also published.[21]
    • Current bids are posted.[22]
  • Academics
  • *School District Report Card and Performance Index are published.[23]
  • Taxes
    • Taxes are published.[24]
  • Background Checks
    • Background information is published.[25]
  • Public Records
    • Information on how to file a public records request is posted.[26]

The bad

  • Contracts
    • Awarded bids are not posted.
  • Budget
    • Current budget is not posted.
    • Budgets are not archived for at least three years in downloadable format.
  • Usability
    • Site does not have a search function.

Contact information

Toledo Public Schools seal.jpg
Toledo School Board
420 East Manhattan Boulevard
Toledo, OH 43608
Phone: (419) 671-8200

See also

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