Ohio State Superintendent of Public Instruction:Dr. Richard A. Ross
Length of School Year: A minimum of 182 school days are required by Ohio state law.
Number of Public School Districts: There are 615 public school districts in Ohio.
Number of Public Schools: There are 3895 public schools in Ohio. ****
Number of Students Served in Public Schools: There are 1,764,297 public school students in Ohio. ****
Number of Teachers in Public Schools: There are 111,378 public school teachers in Ohio.****
Number of Charter Schools: There are 340 charter schools in Ohio.
Per Pupil Spending: Ohio spends $10,616 per pupil in public education. ****
Average Class Size: The average class size In Ohio is 15.8 students per 1 teacher. ****
% of Title I Schools: 72.3% of schools in Ohio are Title I Schools.****
% With Individualized Education Programs (IEP): 14.9% of students in Ohio are on IEP's. ****
% in Limited-English Proficiency Programs: 2.1% of students in Ohio are in limited-English Proficient Programs.****
% of Student Eligible for Free/Reduced Lunches: 40.3% of students in Ohio schools are eligible for free/reduced lunches.****
Ethnic/Racial Student Breakdown****
Asian/Pacific Islander: 1.7%
American Indian/Alaskan Native: 0.1%
School Assessment Data
Graduation Rate: 81.4% of all students entering high school in Ohio graduate. **
ACT/SAT rank: 242.8 students per 1000 in Ohio had a score of 25+ on the ACT or a 1780+ on the SAT. ***
8th grade NAEP assessment scores:****
Math: 289 is the scaled score for 8th grade students in Ohio. The U.S. average was 283.
Reading: 268 is the scaled score for 8th grade students in Ohio. The U.S. average was 264.
% of Students Who Attend College after High School: 62.7% of students in Ohio go on to attend some level of college. ***
Number of Private Schools: There are 1,047 private schools in Ohio.*
Number of Students Served in Private Schools: There are 246,396 private school students in Ohio.*
The average teacher pay for the state of Ohio was $51,343.33 in 2009.##
Each individual district in the state of Ohio negotiates teacher salaries and establishes their own teacher salary schedule.
The following is an example of a teacher salary schedule in Ohio provided by the Toledo Public School District.
*Data courtesy of Education Bug .
**Data courtesy of ED.gov
***Data courtesy of the NCHEMS Information Center for Higher Education Policy Making and Analysis
****Data courtesy of the National Center for Education Statistics
##Average salary courtesy of Teacher Salary Info