Westerville City School District, Ohio

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Westerville City School District
Westerville, Ohio
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District Profile
Superintendent:John R. Kellogg
Graduation rate:92.1%
Number of schools:23
Budget: $141.1 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Nancy Nestor-Baker
Board members:5
Term length:4
Westerville City School District is a school district in Ohio that serves Westerville, Ohio. It is the 11th-largest school district in Ohio, serving 14,752 students in 23 schools with an operating budget of $141.1 million.

About the district

Westerville City School District is located in Westerville, Ohio
Westerville City School District is located in the city of Westerville, which is situated in central Ohio. The city's population was 36,120 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[1]


In terms of graduation rate, average household income and poverty rate, Westerville overperformed in these areas by a fairly wide margin. The graduation rate was 96.5% compared to 87.8% statewide. The average household income was $83,234 compared to $48,071 in the entire state. The poverty rate with 6.3%, while the poverty rate for Ohio was 14.8%.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2010[2]
Race Westerville City (%) Ohio (%)
White 88.6 83.4
Black 6.4 12.5
Asian 2.3 1.8
Hispanic or Latino 1.9 3.3
American Indian 0.2 0.3
Two or More Races 2.1 2.0

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.[3]


The current superintendent of Westerville City School District is John R. Kellogg, who was appointed to the position in February 2013. He has been an administrator in Ohio schools since 1997. His annual salary is $185,000.[4]

School board

The Westerville City School Board consists of five members who are elected at-large to four-year terms.[5]

Westerville City School Board
Member Position Term Ends
Nancy Nestor‐Baker President 2017
Tracy A. Davidson Vice President 2017
Cindy Crowe Member 2015
Carol French Member 2015
Rick A. Vilardo Member 2017

School board elections

See also: Westerville City School District elections (2013)

Members of the Westerville 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.


Westerville City School District publishes its annual budget on its website.[6]

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 $109,809,254 77.9% $0 0% $22,658,046 16.1% $0 0% $8,583,077 6.1% $141,050,377
Averages: $109,809,254 78% $0 0% $22,658,046 16% $0 0% $8,583,077 6% $141,050,377

Teacher salaries

Teachers in the Westerville 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 21 years of service in the district. The following table details the salary schedule for the 2010-2011 school year:[7]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
B.A. 37,659 67,444
B.A. + 150 39,260 70,309
MA 41,124 82,488
MA + 15 42,101 84,448
MA + 30 43,078 86,409

Schools in Olentangy Local School District


Westerville City School District serves 14,752 students. Westerville City School District does not publicly archive enrollment data.

District schools

Westerville City School District operates 23 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[8]

Westerville City School District
School Name
The Academic Enrichment Center
Alcott Elementary School
Annehurst Elementary School
Blendon Middle School
Cherrington Elementary School
Emerson Magnet School
Fouse Elementary School
Genoa Middle School
Hanby Magnet School
Hawthorne Elementary School
Heritage Middle School
Huber Ridge Elementary School
Mark Twain Elementary School
McVay Elementary School
Pointview Elementary School
Preschool Program at the Early Learning Center
Robert Frost Elementary School
Walnut Ridge Middle School
Westerville Central High School
Westerville North High School
Westerville South High School
Whittier Elementary School
Wilder 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.[9][10]

Westerville City 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 85.6% 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.[11]

Performance Index, 2012-2013
Performance level Percentage of students (%)
Advanced Plus 0.3
Advanced 28.4
Accelerated 29.1
Proficient 30.1
Basic 8.6
Limited 3.4
Untested 0.2

Indicators Met, Reading
Grade Westerville City School District Similar districts State of Ohio
3 90.6 89.2 81.4
4 93.6 93.5 87.7
5 89.2 84.4 74.2
6 88.6 90.3 82.9
7 88.3 88.8 81.0
8 92.0 92.1 85.8

Indicators Met, Mathematics
Grade Westerville City School District Similar districts State of Ohio
3 88.6 86.6 78.4
4 87.9 87.1 77.7
5 85.9 80.9 68.7
6 84.5 85.5 75.1
7 85.7 83.3 73.3
8 87.1 85.8 77.0

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

Website evaluation

This Web site was most recently evaluated March 6, 2013.

The good

  • Elected Officials
    • Board members are listed, including email addresses.[12]
  • Meetings
    • Board of Education meetings, agendas, and minutes are posted, including meeting places and times, and Board policies are posted.[13]
    • Meeting information archived to 2005.
    • Additionally, audio files archived through 2008 are available for Board meetings and regular sessions.
  • Administration
    • Administrative officials (Leadership team) are published.[14]
  • Budget
    • The budget is published.[15]
  • Audit
  • Contracts
    • Bids are posted.[17]
    • Teacher and administrative contracts are all published.[18]
  • Academics
  • *School District Report Card is published.[19]
  • Background Checks
    • Background check is required for employment.[20]
  • Public Records
    • The treasurer is the custodian for public records and an email address is provided.[21]
    • Public records state policy is available through BoardDocs.[22]

The bad

  • Budget
    • Individual budgets are not archived for at least three years.
  • Contracts
    • Contracts are located in meeting minutes, but we ask that contracts be separate from meeting minutes, located in a specific location on the site.

Contact information

Westerville City Schools seal.jpg
Westerville City School Board
936 Eastwood Drive
Westerville, OH 43081
Phone: (614) 797-5700

See also

External links


  1. U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Westerville City," accessed October 21, 2013
  2. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Census
  3. United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
  4. Collin Binkley, The Columbus Dispatch, "Westerville schools pick new superintendent," February 11, 2013
  5. Westerville City School District, "Board of Education," accessed January 16, 2014
  6. Westerville City School District, "Five-Year Forecast FY 2014-2018," accessed December 3, 2013
  7. Westerville City School District, "Salary Schedule," accessed January 16, 2014 (dead link)
  8. Westerville City School District, "Schools," accessed January 16, 2014
  9. Ohio Department of Education, "FAQs," accessed January 10, 2014
  10. Ohio Department of Education, "Ohio Graduation Test," accessed January 10, 2014
  11. Ohio Department of Education, "2012-2013 Report Card for Westerville City School District," accessed January 16, 2014
  12. Westerville City School District, Board of Education, accessed: March 19, 2013
  13. Westerville City School District, Meetings and policies, accessed: March 19, 2013
  14. Westerville City School District, Administrative/District officials, accessed: March 19, 2013
  15. Westerville City School District, Treasurer's Web Page, accessed: March 19, 2013
  16. Westerville City School District, Treasurer's Web Page, accessed: March 19, 2013
  17. Westerville City School District, Bids, accessed: March 19, 2013
  18. Westerville City School District, Contracts, accessed: March 19, 2013
  19. Westerville City School District, District Report Card, accessed: March 19, 2013
  20. Westerville City School District, Background check, accessed: March 19, 2013
  21. Westerville City School District, Treasurer, accessed: March 20, 2013
  22. Westerville City School District, BoardDocs, accessed: March 19, 2013