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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Stivers School for the Arts is an above average, public school located in Dayton, OH. It has 870 students in grades 7-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 58% of students are at least proficient in math and 66% in reading.

Stivers School for the Arts Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
66%
Percent Proficient - Math
58%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1120
56 responses
Average ACT
23
197 responses
AP Enrollment
29%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$31,121
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$684
National
$949
Median Home Value
$100,945
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
85%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.27 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.27 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 117 responses
  • Stivers Celebrates
    18%
  • Prom
    16%
  • Teasers
    15%
  • Soup Dressed Up
    12%
  • Homecoming
    9%
  • Basketball games
    8%
  • Pep Rally
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
870
Free or Reduced Lunch
100%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.36 responses
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.36 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.36 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$62,141
Teachers in First/Second Year
32.1%
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.35 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.35 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.35 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$22,517/ year
National
$12,239
61%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.41 responses
39%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.41 responses
49%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.41 responses
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Stivers definitely has many, many problems, but in comparison to the rest of DPS and most local schools, it's far better. The diversity is extremely high. The drug problem is very manageable and small compared to the surrounding schools/districts. There can be cliques but there are no "popular kids," only well-known ones and less well known ones. Bullying goes on here but to a minimal extent, most of the people will either tolerate you or be quite friendly. The consensus for every art magnet seems to be it's fine but could be drastically improved-- a lot of people drop theirs at least once. The academics are incredibly mixed. I've had some amazing teachers that taught me so much and were there for me and I've had some that made me miserable. Overall, the academics are fine, you do learn. The school needs a lot of policy changes and has a lot of problems but I really enjoyed my time at Stivers and made a ton of friends. If in the DPS system, this is definitely your best option!!
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My experience at Stivers has overall been superb. This school has led me to become a confident individual who has goals for the future. At first, I was anxious about attending Stivers, however the overwhelming support of staff, teachers, and students made me feel welcomed. Stivers allowed me to pursue many pathways of learning through their variety of classes whether that be Sculpture, Human Geography, Environmental Science, or Piano. The teachers take time with each student to truly find what learning style works for them and adapts their classroom to be a trusted learning space. While their is always room for improvement, I have seen the strides that this school has made to better the students, teachers, and even our Dayton area. Attending Stivers was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I am so grateful for the constant support and my second family at Stivers School for the Arts.
I just want to start off by saying this school is an amazing school! However it’s best to start when you’re in the 7th grade if you get accepted, because with me it was a little hard to adapt coming in my Junior year and that comes from me having to leave a school I have been at since my 7th grade year. I really enjoy dancing (which is my art) and it’s amazing to be surrounded with students that have the same special talent as you. Everyone at Stivers is there because of a special art or talent that they have, you can’t just get in because it’s a public school. You have to be “accepted” upon auditioning, being that it’s a Performing Arts school. I wouldn’t trade my experince at Stivers for the world, I have learned soooo much being at Stivers and I’m thankful for that.