About Dayton Public Schools
Striving for Excellence and Inclusion
Dayton Public schools is an urban district with more than 13,000 students in pre-kindergarten through high school 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. The percent of families certified to receive free and reduced price meals qualifies our district to provide free breakfast and lunch to all of our students through the USDA's Healthy, Hunger-free Kids Act, Community Eligibility Option.
Our students and alumni have been recognized at local, state and national levels for their talents in the arts, academics business and civic leadership, and athletics. And our school for the arts has been named among the nation’s best public high schools for several years running in U.S. News and World Report.
To equip our students to achieve success in a global society by implementing an effective and rigorous curriculum with fidelity.