Lima City School District

755 Saint Johns Ave
Lima, OH 45804-1552
(District boundaries shown in map)
3/
10
Bottom 50%

Top Rankings

Lima City School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Ohio for:

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
Student Attention
Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 10 public schools serving 3,375 students in Lima City School District. This district's average testing ranking is 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Ohio.
Public Schools in Lima City School District have an average math proficiency score of 26% (versus the Ohio public school average of 52%), and reading proficiency score of 37% (versus the 60% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Ohio public school average of 33% (majority Black).

Overview

This School District
This State (OH)
# Schools
10 Schools
3,658 Schools
# Students
3,375 Students
1,685,666 Students
# Teachers
245 Teachers
94,158 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1

District Rank

Lima City School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 929 school districts in Ohio (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2021-2022 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 74% has increased from 63% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (OH)
#688 out of 929 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Lima City  School District, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
26%
52%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Lima City  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of OH by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
37%
60%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Lima City  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of OH by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
39%
63%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Lima City  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of OH by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
74%
86%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Lima City  School District and public school graduation rate of OH by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.69
0.51
# American Indian Students
7 Students
2,152 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
2 Students
45,468 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
3%
# Hispanic Students
217 Students
116,895 Students
% Hispanic Students
7%
7%
# Black Students
1,256 Students
282,159 Students
% Black Students
37%
17%
# White Students
1,215 Students
1,138,230 Students
% White Students
36%
67%
# Hawaiian Students
n/a
1,609 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
678 Students
100,622 Students
% of Two or more races Students
20%
6%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
146
39,646
# Students in K Grade:
287
124,651
# Students in 1st Grade:
252
117,260
# Students in 2nd Grade:
240
121,156
# Students in 3rd Grade:
254
121,665
# Students in 4th Grade:
230
120,737
# Students in 5th Grade:
228
122,545
# Students in 6th Grade:
246
124,073
# Students in 7th Grade:
259
128,710
# Students in 8th Grade:
250
130,660
# Students in 9th Grade:
243
142,460
# Students in 10th Grade:
262
131,459
# Students in 11th Grade:
240
129,779
# Students in 12th Grade:
238
130,865
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $22,030 is higher than the state median of $17,132. The school district revenue/student has grown by 15% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $19,662 is higher than the state median of $17,081. The school district spending/student has grown by 14% over four school years.
This School District
This State (OH)
Total Revenue
$74 MM
$28,879 MM
This chart display total revenue of Lima City  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in OH by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$66 MM
$28,792 MM
This chart display total spending of Lima City  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in OH by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$22,030
$17,132
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Lima City  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in OH by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$19,662
$17,081
This chart display average spending per public school student in Lima City  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in OH by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Lima City School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Lima South Science-technology Magnet K-8
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
755 Saint Johns Ave
Lima, OH 45804
(419) 996-3190
Grades: K-8
| 193 students
Rank: #22.
Heritage Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
816 College Ave
Lima, OH 45805
(419) 996-3390
Grades: PK-4
| 423 students
Rank: #33.
Liberty Arts Magnet K-8
(Math: 35% | Reading: 47%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
338 W Kibby St
Lima, OH 45804
(419) 996-3320
Grades: K-8
| 396 students
Rank: #44.
Independence Elementary School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
615 Tremont Ave
Lima, OH 45801
(419) 996-3330
Grades: PK-4
| 266 students
Rank: #55.
Freedom Elementary School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
575 Calumet Ave
Lima, OH 45804
(419) 996-3380
Grades: PK-4
| 208 students
Rank: #66.
Unity Elementary School
(Math: 20-29% | Reading: 20-29%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
925 E 3rd St
Lima, OH 45804
(419) 996-3300
Grades: PK-4
| 197 students
Rank: #77.
Lima West Middle School
(Math: 17% | Reading: 28%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
503 N Cable Rd
Lima, OH 45805
(419) 996-3150
Grades: 7-8
| 374 students
Rank: #88.
Lima Senior High School
(Math: 6-9% | Reading: 42%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1 Spartan Way
Lima, OH 45801
(419) 996-3000
Grades: 9-12
| 983 students
Rank: #99.
Lima North Middle School
(Math: 13% | Reading: 29%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1135 N West St
Lima, OH 45801
(419) 996-3100
Grades: 5-6
| 335 students
Rank: n/an/a
1 Spartan Way
Lima, OH 45801
(419) 996-3400
Grades: PK
| n/a students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Lima City School District?
Lima City School District manages 10 public schools serving 3,375 students.
What is the rank of Lima City School District?
Lima City School District is ranked #681 out of 929 school districts in Ohio (bottom 50%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2021-2022 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of Ohio school districts for: Most diverse schools (Top 1%), Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%) and Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Lima City School District?
37% of Lima City School District students are Black, 36% of students are White, 20% of students are Two or more races, and 7% of students are Hispanic.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Lima City School District?
Lima City School District has a student/teacher ratio of 14:1, which is lower than the Ohio state average of 18:1.
What is Lima City School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $19,662 is higher than the state median of $17,081. The school district spending/student has grown by 14% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 10 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 3,375 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 64%
  • : 74% (Btm 50% in OH)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 26% (Btm 50%)
  • : 37% (Btm 50%)
  • : 39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), OH Dept. of Education

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