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Worthington Schools, Ohio

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Worthington Schools
Worthington, Ohio
Worthington Schools logo.png
District Profile
Superintendent:Thomas Tucker
Enrollment:9,381
Graduation rate:92.0%
Number of schools:9
Budget: $115.3 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Julie Keegan
Board members:5
Term length:4
Worthington Schools is a school district in Ohio that serves Franklin County, Ohio. It is the 21st-largest school district in Ohio, serving 9,381 students in nine schools with an operating budget of $115.3 million.[1]

About the district

Worthington Schools is located in Franklin County, Ohio
Worthington Schools in Worthington is located in Franklin County, which is situated in northern Ohio. The county's population was 1,163,414 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[2]

Demographics

In terms of graduation rate and average household income, Franklin County overperformed in these areas. The graduation rate was 89.3% compared to 87.8% statewide. The average household income was $50,045 compared to $48,071 in the entire state. Franklin County underperformed in terms of poverty rate with 17.4%, while the poverty rate for Ohio was 14.8%.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2010[3]
Race Franklin County (%) Ohio (%)
White 70.7 83.4
Black 21.8 12.5
Hispanic or Latino 5.0 3.3
Asian 4.2 1.8
American Indian 0.3 0.3
Two or More Races 2.9 2.0

Superintendent

The current superintendent of Worthington Schools is Thomas Tucker, who was appointed to the position in 2011. He receives a base salary of $145,000.[4]

School board

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

Worthington School Board
Member Position Term Ends
Julie Keegan President 2015
Marc Schare Vice President 2017
Jennifer Best Member 2017
Sam Shim Member 2017
Charlie Wilson Member 2015

School board elections

See also: Worthington Schools elections (2013)

Members of the Worthington 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.

Budget

The table below displays the budget for Fairfield City 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
2010-2011 $95,073,401 83.9% $2,180,635 1.9% $9,713,576 8.6% $0 0% $3,260,162 2.9% $113,367,774
2011-2012 $98,584,860 85.5% $2,288,412 2% $11,137,104 9.7% $0 0% $3,310,903 2.9% $115,321,279
Averages: $96,829,130.5 85% $2,234,523.5 2% $10,425,340 9% $0 0% $3,285,532.5 3% $114,344,526.5

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 2013-2014 school year:[6]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
BA 40,524 72,441
BA + 15 41,740 76,748
BA + 30 42,955 79,370
MA 44,171 85,368
MA + 15 45,387 89,546
MA + 30 46,603 92,302
MA + 45 47,818 95,762

Schools in Worthington Schools

Enrollment

Worthington Schools serves 9,381 students. Worthington Schools does not publicly archive enrollment data.

District schools

Worthington Schools operates nine schools listed below in alphabetical order:[7]

Worthington Schools
School Name
Colonial Hills Elementary School
Evening Street Elementary School
Kilbourne Middle School
Perry Middle School
Slate Hill Elementary School
Thomas Worthington High School
Wilson Hill Elementary School
Worthington Estates Elementary School
Worthingway Middle 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.[8][9]

Worthington Schools received a B on the state's Performance Index and a C in the Indicators Met section. The Ohio Department of Education found that 86.7% 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.[10]

Performance Index, 2012-2013
Performance level Percentage of students (%)
Advanced Plus 1.6
Advanced 30.6
Accelerated 28.3
Proficient 28.6
Basic 7.8
Limited 2.9
Untested 0.2

Indicators Met, Reading
Grade Worthington Schools Similar districts State of Ohio
3 92.4 92.0 81.4
4 94.7 95.2 87.7
5 85.0 88.0 74.2
6 91.8 93.0 82.9
7 91.5 91.9 81.0
8 92.8 94.1 85.8

Indicators Met, Mathematics
Grade Worthington Schools Similar districts State of Ohio
3 90.7 89.7 78.4
4 91.0 90.2 77.7
5 81.4 84.4 68.7
6 84.2 88.5 75.1
7 85.1 87.4 73.3
8 84.7 89.4 77.0

Contact information

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Worthington School Board
200 E. Wilson Bridge Road
Worthington, OH 43085
Phone: (614) 450-6000

See also

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