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


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.

DPS News


Letter from the Superintendent | Re: Transportation

August 25, 2021

Dear Dayton Public Schools Families: Transportation caused many families great concern during the first week of school. Please be advised that the district returned to transportation procedures that were in place before the pandemic, but that information was not sufficiently communicated. Last year, the district tra...

Belle Haven Elementary News

Belle Haven and City Connects

August 20, 2021

Dear Belle Haven Families: Belle Haven Elementary is once again partnering with City Connects to provide support to students this school year. City Connects provides a full-time coordinator based in the school building to connect families and students with services in the community. The coordinator then follows up ...


Transportation Information

August 19, 2021

During the first few weeks of any school year, there are always hurdles to overcome before transportation runs smoothly. Drivers are learning new routes, students are being added to and removed from routes, students may live out-of-quadrant and expect a bus, and sometimes drivers must pick up students at stops that ...

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Notice Re: High School Busing Quadrants

August 17, 2021

As with elementary and middle school student busing, students are bused within quadrant for high school. The only exception applies to students attending David H. Ponitz CTC, Meadowdale CTC or Stivers School for the Arts. Students who attend one of these specialty schools are eligible for out-of-quadrant busing, if ...