2014 REPORT TO THE COMMUNITY

Dedication to Education
Introduction

Our 2014 Report to the Community offers an update on our ongoing work to provide a high-quality education for every student we serve. To accomplish this, we are focused on hiring and training the most qualified teachers, administrators and support staff; increasing and sustaining parent and community engagement; and continuing to watch the financial bottom line.

Benchmarks established in our 2008 Contract with the Community helped to move us forward. Although the district did not meet every target outlined, key accomplishments over the five-year period from 2008 to 2013 include the following:

From our youngest learners in our preschool classrooms to our high school students getting a head start on college courses, students have more opportunities to explore their interests, talents and capacity to achieve. We continue to develop a college-going culture with high expectations for all. New beginnings last year included our early college high school and our region’s latest STEM high school, working to prepare our students for success in college and careers. Two of our high schools were noted in U.S. News & World Report for the high-quality education they are providing our students, from the arts to career technology.

There is no more important work than our dedication to education and the children we serve. We would not be able to achieve the milestones of the last year without the involvement of our families and support of our community partners. The following pages are a tribute to that hard work.

DPS at a Glance
  • Dayton Public Schools is an urban district with a graduation rate that has climbed from 59.6 percent to 72 percent since 2010.
  • Among our students are 800 English language learners from more than 30 countries around the globe.
  • We serve 863 homeless students in DPS and charter schools through the McKinney-Vento program.
  • Our students and alumni have been recognized at local, state and national levels for their talents in the arts, academics and athletics.

By the Numbers

Our Students (FY14)

PreK..............................837

K-6.............................7,606

7-8.............................2,122

9-12...........................3,888

Ungraded......................52

Total.......................14,505

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