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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Dayton Regional STEM School is a top rated, public school located in Kettering, OH. It has 655 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 85% of students are at least proficient in math and 83% in reading.
About Dayton Regional STEM School...
Address
1724 Woodman Dr
Kettering, OH 45420
Telephone
(937) 256-3777
Website

Dayton Regional STEM School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
83%
Percent Proficient - Math
85%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1200
30 responses
Average ACT
27
76 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$53,708
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$767
National
$949
Median Home Value
$126,900
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
92%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 26 responses
Report
  • Exhibition night
    42%
  • Talent show
    19%
  • Ace Week!
    12%
  • Homecoming
    12%
  • Spirit Week
    8%
  • culture fest
    4%
  • Pep rallies
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
655
Free or Reduced Lunch
20%
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
8%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
23.2%
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.20 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.20 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.20 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,961/ year
National
$12,239
78%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.18 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.18 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.18 responses
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Dayton Regional STEM School Reviews

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DRSS is a wonderful alternative to the local public schools. They take pride in meeting the student where they are and letting the student direct their own learning. Very open to creative projects! Very supportive of individual differences. Some teachers are slow in entering grades but they are giving feedback directly to the student if the student request it. Some of the teachers will take personal interest in the students and that really facilitates the learning process! It was the perfect school for me. I was ready for my college experience.
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I've been to STEM for 6 years and in that time I've been given many opportunities that other students my age wouldn't have ever been given. While I appreciate everything I've been allowed to accomplish at STEM, it's flaws are glaring and frequent in some of the more basic areas. Things like school lunches are minimalist and change yearly with catering switches. Other smaller things that wouldn't normally be an issue at a regular school come up frequently as well. Overall however, where normal schools might fail, STEM excels with it's teaching philosophy and partnerships with colleges like Wright State and Sinclair.
For the most part, we have been happy with our daughter's teachers. She had a math teacher this year who insisted on treating the students like graduate level students, not 8th graders. Some, like my daughter, didn't easily grasp the material early in the year and we had to spend hundreds of dollars in outside tutoring over the course of three months because this individual wasn't helpful. She also had a no forgiveness policy, even when the majority of the class performed poorly on assignments. No extra credit, no curves, no re-dos. We were really unhappy with this teacher. Consequently, our daughter has always excelled in Mathematics and could only eke a 'B' average with this teacher. When you have recently received a Phd in Mathematics and insist on your students calling you "Doctor," you should be teaching college, not middle school math. Knowing Math doesn't make you a good teacher for children!