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Our Mission

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

5 stars


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



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

college credit plus


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



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

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Dayton Fire Department Seeking Students 16+ for Fire Recruitment Exam in March

October 21, 2021

The Dayton Fire Department is seeking students 16 or older to take the Fire Recruitment Exam in March. The exam is a personality-based assessment to gauge suitability for the position and would be an excellent opportunity for students to find out if a career as a firefighter would be right for them. The sign-up form...


DPS carpenters build cases for art displays

October 15, 2021

Dayton Public Schools Carpentry Foreman Gary Hites and Carpentry Journeyman Rodney Frisby are in the process of building wooden cases for Edison Elementary, repairing cabinets for Fairview Elementary, and building wooden piano carts for elementary music classes. In the photo above, they are cutting laminate for the ...

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Ruskin Students Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

October 15, 2021

October 15th is the last day of Hispanic Heritage Month. Throughout the month, Ruskin Elementary students learned about Hispanic countries, famous Hispanic Americans, and much more! Each grade level participated. The projects are now displayed throughout the school. Kindergarten students created Guatemalan worry dol...

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Our Elementary & Secondary Principals | National Principals’ Month

October 12, 2021

To celebrate National Principals’ Month, we will be highlighting the district’s outstanding elementary and secondary principals. Chief Wyetta Hayden provided information about the experience and expertise of elementary principals. “The 2021-2022 Dayton Public Schools Elementary Principal Team is made up of 16 buildi...