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  • 8/11/2019 Wyoming Quality Profile




    A successful school district places a high degree of importance on

    ensuring that all children have the opportunity to reach their full

    potential inside and outside of the classroom. This profile helps

    characterize the overall educational value of your school district

    in areas that matter most to the community.

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    Wyoming City Schools. 420 Springfield Pike Cincinnati, OH. 45215. 513-206-7000


    Our districts academic program provides opportunities for all students to reach

    their full potential.

    In 2014, the district received an overall grade of A for academic achievement from the

    Ohio Department of Education (ODE), with a performance index of 113, the highest from

    a public school district in the state of Ohio.

    Nearly 83% of students in grades K-12 scored in the Accelerated or Advanced levels in

    reading and math on Ohios state administered tests.

    Wyoming High School ranked nationally again in 2013-14 in publications including U.S.

    News & World Report, The Washington Postand Newsweek.

    Wyoming City Schools was recognized by Forbes Magazinein 2013-14 as one of the Best

    Schools for Your Housing Buck.

    Locally, Wyoming City Schools was recognized in 2014 by Cincinnati Magazine and

    Cincy Magazineas one of the top districts in the area.

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    Wyoming City Schools. 420 Springfield Pike Cincinnati, OH. 45215. 513-206-7000

    As part of the districts strategic plan, Wyoming City

    Schools began an initiative in 2013-14 to embed design

    challenges into the K-12 curriculum. Design challenges

    are inter-disciplinary, hands-on projects that involvescience, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM)

    and encourage students to solve real-world problems.

    23 members of the class of 2014 were

    recognized by the National Merit Corporation and

    nine were named National Merit Finalists.

    42% of students in the class of 2014 earned

    a 4.0 GPA or higher.

    13 male students in the class of 2014 were

    named Eagle Scouts.

    41% of students from the class of 2014 were recognized as members of the National

    Honor Society.

    87% of the class of 2014 received academic college scholarships, totaling at least $13

    million for four years of support.

    39.3% of college applications were accepted at Barrons Most Competitivecolleges.

    41.4% of applications were accepted at colleges and universities ranked in the top 50 by

    U.S. News & World Report.

    533 college applications were accepted at 143 universities in 2013-14.

    25 Advanced Placement courses offered at the high school.

    76% of the students who took at least one Advanced Placement exam last year scored a

    three or higher, earning college credit.

    154 students took the ACT and the average composite score was 26.2, 4.2 points higherthan the state average.

    Accelerated Math classes available for students grades 5-12.

    The average SAT score for 2013-14: Critical Reading: 604, Math: 611, Writing: 583.

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    Wyoming City Schools. 420 Springfield Pike Cincinnati, OH. 45215. 513-206-7000

    77% of 8thgrade students earned a high school mathematics credit during the 2013-14

    school year.

    78% of 8thgrade students earned a high school world language credit during the 2013-14

    school year.

    World language studies in 7th12thgrades included French, Spanish or Latin.

    Wyoming Primary Schools began offering Spanish to students twice weekly in 1 stand 2nd

    grades and added Spanish to the primary school curriculum for 3 rd and 4th grades

    starting in 2014-15.

    Two primary schools have been named National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence.


    Participation in performing and visual arts inspires students creativity, problem-

    solving and critical thinking skills.

    Twelve fine arts courses were offered at WHS, including three advanced placement

    courses: AP Studio art 2-D Design, AP Studio Art, 3-D Design and AP Studio Art Drawing.

    WHS students earned 37 state or national art awards last year, including two high school

    and two middle school students with art on display nationally.

    One students poetry was selected by the National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards to bepublished in The Best of Teen Writing of 2013 and was on display with the National

    Department of Education.

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    Wyoming City Schools. 420 Springfield Pike Cincinnati, OH. 45215. 513-206-7000

    One student won an American Visions Award, given by the National Scholastic Art &

    Writing Awards. The painting was displayed at the Presidents Committee on the Arts and

    Humanities in Washington, D.C.

    More than 30 strings, orchestra, choir, musical or drama productions take place each

    year across the primary, middle and high schools.

    WHS choir and orchestra performed in New York City at the Blessed Sacrament

    Cathedral and completed a workshop with the Broadway cast of Newsies.

    In 2013-14, Wyoming welcomed nationally-acclaimed authors and musicians to the

    district to work with students, including rock group Section Quartet, Cincinnati Symphony

    Orchestra Chamber Group Eighth Blackbird, renowned author Tim Green, and author

    and illustrator Steve Harpster.

    The majority of middle school students spend at least 3.5 hours in fine and performing arts

    classes each week.

    The Wyoming Middle School renovation

    project includes four new 1,000 square-foot

    performing arts classrooms and two renovated

    1,300 square-foot fine arts classrooms as well as

    a 750 square-foot art gallery for student and

    community displays.

    Six middle school Power of the Pen students

    competed at the state competition. Wyoming Middle School was chosen to be the host

    for a 2015 Power of the Pen competition.

    Students in grades one through four are in visual and performing arts courses one hour

    per week. Primary students participate in annual student art shows and music


    Beginning in the fourth grade, students can choose to participate in strings, band or

    chorus and continue through 12th grade with performances and weekly instruction.

    Regular performing arts assemblies take place for additional enrichment in the primary


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    Wyoming City Schools. 420 Springfield Pike Cincinnati, OH. 45215. 513-206-7000


    A well-rounded education includes a wide variety of opportunities.

    In 2013-14, Wyoming students K-12 raised more than $100,000 in support of organizations

    including: BeTheMatch, Adopt-A-Family, Pennies for Patients, Caps for a Cure, Freestore

    Foodbank, Miracles in Action, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Greater Cincinnati

    Homeless Coalition, Valley Interfaith Food and Clothing Center, InterCity Youth

    Opportunities, Tender Heart School in India, The Childrens Foundation of Technology in

    Sierra Leone, Africa, St. Francis Seraph School in Over-The-Rhine, The Ronald McDonald

    House, American Heart Association, Alzheimers Association, American Cancer Society,

    Girls on the Run, and The Cure Starts Now.

    Wyoming High School

    More than 30 clubs are available to students at WHS, including a variety of service and

    leadership opportunities. A new leadership opportunity, Captains Council, was

    launched in 2013-14.

    Fifteen sports are available to high school students,

    totaling 46 high school athletic teams at the

    freshman, junior varsity and varsity levels (girls and

    boys). High school students can participate in any

    of the following athletic options: football,

    basketball, baseball, volleyball, wrestling, softball,

    golf, swimming & diving, lacrosse, cross country,bowling, track and field, soccer, cheerleading and


    78% of high school students participated in at least one club or athletic activity in 2013-


    More than 34 athletic scholarships have been offered to graduating seniors in the last

    four years, including 14 in 2014. Recent graduates are playing soccer, football, volleyball,

    basketball, baseball, and competing in swimming at the collegiate level.

    Trips for the students include an annual 12thgrade trip to Washington, D.C. and annual

    attendance at the Ohio Latin Convention and the Ohio Model U.N. Competition in

    Columbus, OH.

    Opportunities for students to travel abroad with teacher support, including a 2014 spring

    break Spanish trip to Costa Rica.

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    Wyoming City Schools. 420 Springfield Pike Cincinnati, OH. 45215. 513-206-7000

    Regular guest speakers and assemblies, including the annual Wyoming Schools

    Foundation distinguished alumni presentation for all students.

    38 graduating seniors from the class of 2014 were named Presidential Volunteer Award

    winners for their commitment to service learning.

    The annual Relay for Life student-led campaign took place, with more than 30

    participating teams.

    Annual Shantytown event for high school students was held to recognize homelessness.

    Wyoming Middle School

    84% of students in 7thand 8thgrades participated in athletics and clubs in 2013-14.

    Sixteen athletic teams available for middle school students (girls and boys).

    Twelve middle school clubs available for students, including a number of leadership and

    service opportunities, such as Model U.N., Student Council and Make-it-Happen.

    The middle school gifted program for qualifying students included participation in a

    career fair focused on science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM)

    and middle school advertising and urban planning units.

    An annual 6thgrade world religions field trip and 8 thgrade trip to Chicago, IL.

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    Wyoming City Schools. 420 Springfield Pike Cincinnati, OH. 45215. 513-206-7000

    An annual leadership adventure trip to

    Camp Kern for students in 6thgrade.

    The TAP program is a guidance

    opportunity for 6thgrade students covering topics

    such as self-esteem, peer relationships,

    responsibility and consequences, and how to

    better serve others. Students work with mentors at

    Wyoming High School each year.

    The Youth Frontiers Courage Retreat supports bullying prevention and positive behavior


    Popcorn with the Principal is a program that reinforces positive behavior in school.

    Wyoming Primary Schools

    An annual field day is offered for all students in grades K-4.

    School-year activities including Everybody Counts Week, Walk to School Day, 3 rdgrade

    annual history tour of Wyoming, Culture Club, Counselors Council, Arbor Day program,

    regular field trips and enrichment assemblies.

    A gifted program for qualifying students in 3 rdand 4thgrade, with frequent activities such

    as the Architecture for Kids competition, Word Masters, and learn to be an engineer


    Wyoming Youth Sports League (a program offered by the City of Wyoming) offered for

    students grades K-6.

    Primary school garden projects were led by students and teachers, in partnership with

    the Wyoming Farmers Market.

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    Wyoming City Schools. 420 Springfield Pike Cincinnati, OH. 45215. 513-206-7000


    Financial responsibility ensures that the majority of funding is spent on

    classroom instruction.

    Percentage spent on instruction: 76%, the highest in Hamilton County.

    Effectively manage a $22.8 million budget.

    In 2013-14, shared services included a shared treasurer, payroll staff, technology

    specialist and food service manager.

    Auditor of State Award for timely, accurate and comprehensive financial statements.

    Nine years since an operational levy was necessary.

    Outstanding community support for bond issues the last issue, a $25 million bond levy,

    passed in 2012 with an approval rating of 73%.

    All bond, operating and income tax levies have passed since 1970.

    Permanent improvement and technology plans have been adopted to provide for

    maintenance of buildings as well as technology infrastructure and equipment.

    Annual approval of a five-year financial forecast for the district.

    Received more than $628,000 in financial support from community organizations

    including Wyoming Parent School Association (P.S.A.), Wyoming Athletic Boosters,

    Wyoming School Foundation, and Wyoming School Music Association (W.S.M.A.).

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    Wyoming City Schools. 420 Springfield Pike Cincinnati, OH. 45215. 513-206-7000


    Educational experiences are enhanced by partnerships between the school

    district and community.

    As an integral part of the educational experience, hundreds of parent volunteers provide

    countless hours of service weekly in the primary, middle and high schools.

    Wyoming P.S.A. involves hundreds of parent volunteers from all school divisions and

    raised a total of more than $110,000 last year for the school district, including $20,000

    from the annual Wyoming P.S.A. May Fete event, a carnival tradition. The magazine sale

    raises more than $30,000 for the schools.

    Wyoming Athletic Booster Association raises more than $75,000 for athletic programs

    every year and hosts community-wide events, including family tailgate parties and golfoutings.

    W.S.M.A. raises more than $20,000 annually in support of performing arts in the school


    The Wyoming Alumni Association actively supports the school district and annually honors

    Wyoming alumni during commencement and at the annual alumni athletic awards.

    In 2013-2014, the Wyoming School Foundation donated more than

    $40,000 to be used for school resources and programs across all

    divisions. Hundreds of generous donors contributed to the Wyoming

    School Foundations endowment fund and attended fundraising events

    such as the Wyoming Fun Run and Denim and Diamonds, the annual

    fundraising gala.

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    Wyoming City Schools. 420 Springfield Pike Cincinnati, OH. 45215. 513-206-7000

    The Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) is a group of residents who annually serve as

    liaisons to the Board of Education on issues related to the school district and who

    complete projects and surveys in support of

    Wyoming City Schools. CAC members join the

    committee for two-year stints and are approved by

    the Board of Education.

    Parent Advisory Committees (PAC) are an active

    group of parent volunteers at each division, helping

    troubleshoot issues, support the schools, and lead

    open houses and monthly coffees with principals.

    The Wyoming City Schools Athletic Department works in collaboration with the City of

    Wyoming to share resources and athletic facilities.

    Wyoming Youth Services is a non-profit, collaborative

    organization that offers counseling and after-school programs for students in need. The

    organization hosts annual events each spring, such as the pancake breakfast, to raise

    funds for these programs.

    The Wyoming Alcohol Task Force is a partnership committee between parents, the City of

    Wyoming, parents, Wyoming City Schools, and Wyoming Youth Services designed to help

    educate students and parents on the dangers of drugs and alcohol.

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    Wyoming City Schools. 420 Springfield Pike Cincinnati, OH. 45215. 513-206-7000


    A variety of services provide options to ensure all students receive individualized

    instruction, enrichment and support.

    Students identified as gifted in 2013-14: 48.1%.

    Students receiving services from a gifted interventionist, who qualify based on cognitive

    ability and standardized test scores: 10.71% in grades 2-6.

    Foreign language and accelerated math courses available for high school credit in

    grades 7 and 8.

    Students identified with disabilities under IDEA7.6%

    Full-time counselors available for students in grades K-12. One full-time and one part-time

    school psychologists in the district.

    A partnership with MindPeace and The Childrens Home of Cincinnati

    to provide mental health support services to students K-12.

    School nurses and health aides in primary, middle and high schools.

    Speech and language pathologists are available in all five district school buildings.

    Positive behavior support program implemented in

    grades K-8, including a new character education

    program called caring cowboys in primary school.

    Two full-time counselors and a college advisor

    available to guide students and parents through thecollege choice process.

    Regular college counseling events and application boot camps take place for students

    preparing to go to college. The annual WHS Senior Signing Day celebrates student school


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    Wyoming City Schools. 420 Springfield Pike Cincinnati, OH. 45215. 513-206-7000

    Reading and math screenings in primary and middle school determine if interventions

    are needed. Reading specialists available for students if needed.

    Middle school Cowboy Bell is available to 5thand 6thgrade students for addedenrichment, extension and intervention.

    Before and After School Care program available for students grades K-6.

    Language screenings for all kindergarten students.

    Child Find partnerships with area preschools and St. James School to identify students

    with disabilities.

    Wyoming City Schools continues to meet all Ohio Department of Education/Office of

    Exceptional Children Determinations for Special Education Compliance Indicators.


    Student growth and achievement are facilitated by high-quality staff members

    85% of classroom teachers have Masters Degrees or higher.

    100% of teachers and substitute teachers are certified.

    In 2013-14, Superintendent Dr. Susan Lang was awarded the Buckeye Association of

    School AdministratorsFemale Superintendent of the Year Award.

    One teacher competed onJeopardy!in 2013-14 and successfully reached the semi-

    finals of the competition.

    Annual online training is completed by 100% of teachers.

    Peer-to-peer training takes place at each division.

    Five AP test-grading teachers at Wyoming High School, selected by The College Board.

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    Wyoming City Schools. 420 Springfield Pike Cincinnati, OH. 45215. 513-206-7000

    Two innovation grants awarded in 2013-14 to teachers to support creative classroom


    Wyoming City Schools offers one full-time English as a Second Language (ESL) tutor.

    Teachers completed professional development on design challenges and assessment

    writing in 2013-14.

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    Wyoming City Schools. 420 Springfield Pike Cincinnati, OH. 45215. 513-206-7000

    Wyoming City Schools420 Springfield Pike

    Cincinnati, Ohio 45215


    Superintendent: Dr. Susan Lang

    Assistant Superintendent: Kathy Demers

    Treasurer: Carolyn Hinds

    Director of Public Relations: Susanna Max

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