Cost per pupil

Written by ONE Olentangy on .

The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) recently released district profile reports (also known as Cupp reports). Worth noting is that Olentangy’s cost per pupil has increased by just $133, from $9,465 in FY11 (the 2010-11 school year) to $9,598 in FY12 (the 2011-12 school year). Also, average teacher salary in the district has decreased from $63,783 to $63,051, a reduction of $732, during that same time period.

ONE Olentangy has compiled two sets of comparison data below. The first compares Olentangy’s cost per pupil to local districts. The second chart compares Olentangy’s cost per pupil to similar districts, as designated by ODE. All districts are rated either Excellent With Distinction, like Olentangy, or Excellent.

Local Comparison Districts

2011-12 Cost Per Pupil

   (per ODE website)

Upper Arlington             $15,157
Bexley             $14,346
Worthington             $13,366
Dublin             $12,708
New Albany             $12,137
Gahanna             $11,425
Hilliard             $11,336
Westerville             $10,719
Buckeye Valley               $9,747
Delaware City               $9,681
Olentangy          $9,598
Pickerington               $9,520
Big Walnut               $9,342
State Average        $10,597


Similar Districts

 2011-12 Cost Per Pupil

     (per ODE website) 

 Upper Arlington             $15,157
 Worthington             $13,366
 Solon             $13,213
Hudson             $13,210
Dublin             $12,708
New Albany             $12,137
Brecksville-Broadview Heights             $11,636
Centerville             $11,527
Hilliard             $11,336
Avon Lake             $10,858
Sylvania             $10,660
Mason             $10,412
Beavercreek             $10,307
Forest Hills             $10,208
Loveland               $9,842
Olentangy          $9,598
Pickerington              $9,520
Lakota              $8,617
Perrysburg               $8,581
Springboro              $7,811
Avon              $7,274
Similar District Average        $10,754
State Average        $10,597


The charts show that Olentangy remains on the low end of per-pupil costs, both in comparison to local school districts and in comparison to ODE’s similar districts. 

 The Cupp report provides more than cost per pupil data. It contains demographic data, property valuation data, revenue per pupil and other pertinent information. You can find Olentangy’s Cupp report by clicking here.


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