Top 10 Best Dayton Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 134 public schools serving 62,936 students in Dayton, OH (there are 52 private schools, serving 10,218 private students). 86% of all K-12 students in Dayton, OH are educated in public schools (compared to the OH state average of 88%).
The top ranked public schools in Dayton, OH are Harman Elementary School, Oakwood Junior High School and Oakwood High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Dayton, OH public schools have an average math proficiency score of 40% (versus the Ohio public school average of 50%), and reading proficiency score of 51% (versus the 57% statewide average). Schools in Dayton have an average ranking of 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Ohio public schools.
Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Ohio public school average of 33% (majority Black).

Best Dayton, OH Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Harman Elementary School
Math: 91% | Reading: 90%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
735 Harman Ave
Dayton, OH 45419
(937) 297-5338
Grades: 1-6
| 439 students
Rank: #22.
Oakwood Junior High School
Math: 89% | Reading: 88%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1200 Far Hills Ave
Dayton, OH 45419
(937) 297-5328
Grades: 7-8
| 302 students
Rank: #33.
Oakwood High School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1200 Far Hills Ave
Dayton, OH 45419
(937) 297-5325
Grades: 9-12
| 697 students
Rank: #44.
Smith Elementary School
Math: 87% | Reading: 84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1701 Shafor Blvd
Dayton, OH 45419
(937) 297-5335
Grades: PK-6
| 512 students
Rank: #55.
Main Elementary School
Math: 82% | Reading: 84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2942 Dayton Xenia Rd
Dayton, OH 45434
(937) 429-7588
Grades: K-5
| 657 students
Rank: #66.
Indian Riffle Elementary School
Math: 77% | Reading: 82%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3090 Glengarry Dr
Dayton, OH 45420
(937) 499-1720
Grades: PK-5
| 536 students
Rank: #77.
Five Points
Math: 82% | Reading: 79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
650 E Lytle 5 Points Rd
Dayton, OH 45458
(937) 748-6095
Grades: 2-5
| 1,053 students
Rank: #88.
Prass Elementary School
Math: 80% | Reading: 77%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2601 Parklawn Dr
Dayton, OH 45440
(937) 499-1780
Grades: K-5
| 423 students
Rank: #99.
Dayton Regional Stem School
Math: 73% | Reading: 82%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1724 Woodman Dr
Dayton, OH 45420
(937) 256-3777
Grades: 6-12
| 726 students
Rank: #1010.
Dr John Hole Elementary School
Math: 78% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
180 W Whipp Rd
Dayton, OH 45459
(937) 434-0725
Grades: 2-5
| 420 students
Rank: #1111.
Weller Elementary School
Math: 75% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
9600 Sheehan Rd
Dayton, OH 45458
(937) 885-3273
Grades: 2-5
| 491 students
Rank: #1212.
Herman K Ankeney Middle School
Math: 69% | Reading: 77%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4085 Shakertown Rd
Dayton, OH 45430
(937) 429-7567
Grades: 6-8
| 722 students
Rank: #1313.
Fairbrook Elementary School
Math: 75% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
260 N Fairfield Rd
Dayton, OH 45430
(937) 429-7616
Grades: K-5
| 586 students
Rank: #1414.
Parkwood Elementary School
Math: 72% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1791 Wilene Dr
Dayton, OH 45432
(937) 429-7604
Grades: PK-5
| 523 students
Rank: #1515.
Centerville High School
Math: 60% | Reading: 84%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
500 E Franklin St
Dayton, OH 45459
(937) 439-3500
Grades: 9-12
| 2,752 students
Rank: #1616.
Smith Middle School
Math: 73% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3625 Little York Rd
Dayton, OH 45414
(937) 415-7000
Grades: 4-5
| 413 students
Rank: #1717.
Valley Elementary School
Math: 71% | Reading: 69%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3601 Jonathon Dr
Dayton, OH 45434
(937) 429-7597
Grades: K-5
| 477 students
Rank: #1818.
Southdale Elementary School
Math: 63% | Reading: 72%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1200 W Dorothy Ln
Dayton, OH 45409
(937) 499-1890
Grades: K-5
| 510 students
Rank: #1919.
Driscoll Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
5767 Marshall Rd
Dayton, OH 45429
(937) 434-0562
Grades: 2-5
| 263 students
Rank: #2020.
Oakview Elementary School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4001 Ackerman Blvd
Dayton, OH 45429
(937) 499-1870
Grades: PK-5
| 453 students
Rank: #2121.
Shaw Elementary School
Math: 66% | Reading: 69%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3560 Kemp Rd
Dayton, OH 45431
(937) 429-7610
Grades: K-5
| 647 students
Rank: #2222.
Hadley E Watts Middle School
Math: 58% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
7056 Mcewen Rd
Dayton, OH 45459
(937) 434-0370
Grades: 6-8
| 650 students
Rank: #2323.
Beverly Gardens Elementary School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
5555 Enright Ave
Dayton, OH 45431
(937) 259-6620
Grades: K-4
| 315 students
Rank: #2424.
Orchard Park Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
600 E Dorothy Ln
Dayton, OH 45419
(937) 499-1910
Grades: K-5
| 341 students
Rank: #2525.
Normandy Elementary School
Math: 67% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
401 Normandy Ridge Rd
Dayton, OH 45459
(937) 434-0917
Grades: 2-5
| 406 students
Rank: #26 - 2726. - 27.
Stingley Elementary School
Math: 59% | Reading: 67%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
95 Linden Dr
Dayton, OH 45459
(937) 434-1054
Grades: 2-5
| 278 students
Rank: #26 - 2726. - 27.
Tower Heights Middle School
Math: 59% | Reading: 67%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
195 N Johanna Dr
Dayton, OH 45459
(937) 434-0383
Grades: 6-8
| 533 students
Rank: #2828.
Saville Elementary School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
5800 Burkhardt Rd
Dayton, OH 45431
(937) 259-6625
Grades: K-4
| 353 students
Rank: #2929.
Kettering Fairmont High School
Math: 49% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3301 Shroyer Rd
Dayton, OH 45429
(937) 499-1600
Grades: 9-12
| 2,426 students
Rank: #3030.
Bauer Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
701 N. Springboro Pike
Dayton, OH 45449
(937) 434-9191
Grades: K-5
| 362 students
Rank: #3131.
J F Kennedy Elementary School
Math: 59% | Reading: 65%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
5030 Polen Dr
Dayton, OH 45440
(937) 499-1830
Grades: PK-5
| 602 students
Rank: #3232.
Beavercreek High School
Math: 35% | Reading: 86%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2660 Dayton Xenia Rd
Dayton, OH 45434
(937) 429-7547
Grades: 9-12
| 1,689 students
Rank: #3333.
W O Cline Elementary School
Math: 60% | Reading: 63%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
99 Virginia Ave
Dayton, OH 45458
(937) 435-1315
Grades: 2-5
| 436 students
Rank: #3434.
Beavertown Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2700 Wilmington Pike
Dayton, OH 45419
(937) 499-1740
Grades: PK-5
| 336 students
Rank: #3535.
Van Buren Middle School
Math: 47% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3775 Shroyer Rd
Dayton, OH 45429
(937) 499-1800
Grades: 6-8
| 635 students
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[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Dayton, Ohio

Dayton, Ohio Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
132 Alaska St
Dayton, OH 45404
(937) 542-4170
Grades: PK-6
| 349 students
3700 Far Hills Ave
Dayton, OH 45429
(937) 296-7180
Grades: PK
| 76 students
701 E Main St
Dayton, OH 45426
(937) 854-0361
Grades: K-6
| 422 students
1 Elizabeth Place
Dayton, OH 45408
(937) 853-0560
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
8388 Paragon Rd
Dayton, OH 45458
(937) 312-1273
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
45 Wampler Ave
Dayton, OH 45405
(937) 542-5190
Grades: PK-6
| 395 students
834 Randolph St
Dayton, OH 45408
(937) 263-3937
Grades: K-11
| 222 students
1923 W 3rd St
Dayton, OH 45417
(937) 542-3000
Grades: K-8
| 140 students
1416 W Riverview Ave
Dayton, OH 45402
(937) 567-9426
Grades: K-2
| 176 students
329 Abbey Ave
Dayton, OH 45417
(937) 542-4740
Grades: PK
| 280 students
5833 Student St
Dayton, OH 45449
(937) 435-2211
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
48 W Parkwood Dr
Dayton, OH 45405
(937) 542-4440
Grades: K-6
| 564 students
300 College Park Ave
Dayton, OH 45469
(937) 229-5990
Grades: 9-11
| 222 students
401 Nassau St
Dayton, OH 45410
(937) 222-7355
Grades: K-7
| 255 students
215 S Paul Laurence Dunbar St
Dayton, OH 45407
(937) 542-6210
Grades: 7-8
| 341 students
2408 Philadelphia Dr
Dayton, OH 45406
(937) 542-6050
Grades: 8
| 159 students
650 East Lytle 5 Points Rd
Dayton, OH 45458
(937) 748-6090
Grades: 1-5
| 585 students
3846 Vance Rd
Dayton, OH 45439
(937) 859-5121
Grades: 1-5
| 168 students
Gardendale Academy (Closed 2015)
Special Education School
1733 N Gettysburg Ave
Dayton, OH 45427
(937) 268-6636
Grades: 1-12
| 69 students
120 Knox Ave
Dayton, OH 45417
(937) 835-3580
Grades: 9-12
| 103 students
329 Abbey Ave
Dayton, OH 45417
(937) 542-4790
Grades: PK-8
| 89 students
503 Edison St
Dayton, OH 45407
(937) 542-6910
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
2101 Hickorydale Dr
Dayton, OH 45406
(937) 542-4840
Grades: PK-7
| 280 students
100 E Woodbury Dr
Dayton, OH 45415
(877) 644-6338
Grades: K-5
| 166 students
140 North Keowee St
Dayton, OH 45402
(937) 223-2323
Grades: 9-11
| 50 students
140 N Keowee St
Dayton, OH 45402
(937) 223-2323
Grades: 9-11
| 85 students
140 North Keowee St
Dayton, OH 45402
(937) 223-2323
Grades: 9-11
| 36 students
2701 S Union Rd
Dayton, OH 45418
(937) 835-5691
Grades: 3-12
| 17 students
1223 N Euclid Ave
Dayton, OH 45407
(937) 542-5040
Grades: PK-4
| 166 students
1401 Leo St
Dayton, OH 45404
(937) 542-6130
Grades: 8
| 183 students
5758 Harshmanville Rd
Dayton, OH 45424
(937) 237-6392
Grades: PK-5
| 353 students
5363 Tilbury Rd
Dayton, OH 45424
(937) 237-6370
Grades: K-5
| 505 students
401 Nassau St
Dayton, OH 45410
(937) 542-5140
Grades: PK-7
| 506 students
1665 Richley Dr
Dayton, OH 45408
(937) 542-5240
Grades: PK-3
| 358 students
1630 Miami Chapel Rd
Dayton, OH 45408
(937) 542-5440
Grades: 4-8
| 351 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Dayton, OH?
The top ranked public schools in Dayton, OH include Harman Elementary School, Oakwood Junior High School and Oakwood High School.
How many public schools are located in Dayton, OH?
134 public schools are located in Dayton, OH.
What percentage of students in Dayton, OH go to public school?
86% of all K-12 students in Dayton, OH are educated in public schools (compared to the OH state average of 88%).
What is the racial composition of students in Dayton, OH?
Dayton, OH public schools minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Ohio public schools average of 33% (majority Black).

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