What's Happening at DPS?

Our Mission

To equip our students to achieve success in a global society by implementing an effective and rigorous curriculum with fidelity.

5 stars

5 STAR PRESCHOOLS

All of our preschools are rated 5-stars by the Ohio Department of Education.

technology

1 TO 1 TECHNOLOGY

We have one-to-one technology; a Chromebook is available to every student.

college credit plus

COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS

Earn college credit beginning in seventh grade. Students can even earn their associate degree.

improvement

CONTINUED IMPROVEMENT

In 2018 our graduation climbed 10%, while numerous improvements were seen throughout the district.

DPS News

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DPS holding MLK Day of Service event to benefit students

January 13, 2023

WHO:   Dayton Public Schools WHAT: Drive-through donation event WHEN: Monday, January 16, 2023 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day) 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. WHERE:   David H. Ponitz CTC 741 Washington St. Dayton, OH 45402 INFO: The Dayton Public School District is holding a drive-through donation event in honor of Martin Luther Ki...

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Cosmetology program at Ponitz CTC offering after-school salon

January 13, 2023

The cosmetology program at Ponitz Career-Technology Center is starting up an after school salon! Ponitz Cosmetology Salon is now open to students, teachers and the public on select Tuesdays. Accepting all clients at 3 PM – January 10th & 24th February 7th & 21st March 7th & 21st April 11th & 25th May 2nd & 16th Take...

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A letter from the Dayton City School District Superintendent

January 10, 2023

January 10, 2023 To the Board of Education, DPS Staff, and the Dayton Community, As I finish the final year of my contract, which ends on July 31, 2023, I wanted to take a few moments to reflect on my six years as Superintendent of Dayton City Schools. I want to thank the board, staff, students, families, and commun...