Ohio



State Governance

State Board of Education

The Ohio state board of education consists of 19 members, each serving a four-year term. Eleven Board members are elected by nonpartisan ballots, the remaining eight are appointed by the governor. The chairs of the House and Senate education committees also serve as nonvoting ex-officio board members.

The state board has the authority over:

  • Content Standards Adoption
  • Teacher Licensure
  • Authorizing Charter Schools, Among Other Authorizers
  • Summative Assessments
  • Appointing the Chief State School Officer

Governor

Mike DeWine (R)

Chief State School Officer

Paolo DeMaria

State Context

State Demographics

Public Education Enrollment by Special Populations:

Free and Reduced Price Lunch: 44.5%

English Language Learners: 2.5%

Served by IDEA: 14.8%

 

2015 NAEP State Data

Reading scores for Grade 4 by state average, race/ethnicity, and NSLP-eligibility compared to the national average:

 

Reading scores for Grade 4 by race/ethnicity between 2003 and 2015, additional national average data is included:

 

Mathematics scores for Grade 8 by state average, race/ethnicity, and NSLP-eligibility compared to the national average:

 

 

Mathematics scores for Grade 8 by race/ethnicity between 2003 and 2015, additional national average data is included:

 

Science scores for Grade 8 by state average, race/ethnicity, and NSLP-eligibility compared to the national average:

 

Graduation Rates

Adjusted cohort graduation rate between 2011 and 2015:

Charter Schools

Year Charter School Law was Enacted: 1997

Number of Charter Schools in the 2014-15 Year: 384

Number of Students Served by Charter Schools in the 2014-15 Year: 123,844

Charter School Cap Law: Allows each authorizer to approve up to 100 schools, except for the state department of education, which can approve no more than 20 schools.

ESSA Plan & Implementation

Learn about Ohio’s ESSA plan.