Fast Facts and Points of Pride

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Points of Pride


Our 2016 Graduates
  • Total graduates: 1,220 (616 - Lakota East, 604 - Lakota West)
  • Graduation rate: 97%
  • Pursuing higher education: 82.4%
  • National Merit Finalists: 5
  • Graduates with Honors or High Honors: 23% 
  • $19.9 million in scholarships


Our Staff

78.6% of Lakota teachers have earned advanced level degrees, and average teaching experience is 14 years. Every Lakota teacher has a bachelor’s degree and credentials approved by the Ohio Department of Education.

Lakota is renowned for providing an exceptional level of staffing for instructional intervention and enrichment that spans everything from special services to gifted education.


Athletics

Boasting 26 varsity programs at each high school, over 2,600 student-athletes participate in one of the largest athletic programs in the state. At the junior high level, more than 1,000 students compete in a wide variety of athletic programming, too. 


Our Partnerships

Community partnerships are a gateway for student success beyond the classroom. Lakota offers valuable learning experiences through unique partnerships with organizations like West Chester Hospital, Butler Tech and the West Chester Liberty Community Foundation.


Enrollment


Lakota has grown in the last 20 years from a rural district to a suburban district, serving approximately 16,500 total students. The district spans more than 63 square miles.

View Lakota's enrollment history and a recent demographic study to help predict future enrollment trends.

LAKOTA ENROLLMENT HISTORY
Fiscal Year
School Year
Enrollment
Increase From Previous Year
1957
1956-57
1,696
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1958
1957-58
1,888
192
1959
1958-59
2,073
185
1960
1959-60
2,265
192
1961
1960-61
2,476
211
1962
1961-62
2,633
157
1963
1962-63
2,761
128
1964
1963-64
2,947
186
1965
1964-65
3,066
119
1966
1965-66
3,666
600
1967
1966-67
3,929
263
1968
1967-68
4,145
216
1969
1968-69
4,500
355
1970
1969-70
4,761
261
1971
1970-71
5,199
438
1972
1971-72
5,388
189
1973
1972-73
5,716
328
1974
1973-74
5,762
46
1975
1974-75
5,858
96
1976
1975-76
6,108
250
1977
1976-77
6,388
280
1978
1977-78
6,600
212
1979
1978-79
6,945
345
1980
1979-80
6,938
-7
1981
1980-81
6,876
-62
1982
1981-82
6,672
-204
1983
1982-83
6,684
12
1984
1983-84
6,737
53
1985
1984-85
6,884
147
1986
1985-86
7,265
381
1987
1986-87
7,740
475
1988
1987-88
8,150
410
1989
1988-89
8,713
563
1990
1989-90
9,361
648
1991
1990-91
9,356
-5
1992
1991-92
10,152
796
1993
1992-93
10,943
791
1994
1993-94
11,666
723
1995
1994-95
12,229
563
1996
1995-96
12,746
517
1997
1996-97
13,160
414
1998
1997-98
13,598
438
1999
1998-99
14,203
605
2000
1999-00
14,659
456
2001
2000-01
15,143
484
2002
2001-02
15,498
355
2003
2002-03
15,845
347
2004
2003-04
16,358
513
2005
2004-05
16,961
603
2006
2005-06
17,428
467
2007
2006-07
17,782
360
2008

2007-08

18,261 479
2009
2008-09
18,359
98

2010

2009-10

18,554

195

2011

2010-11

18,458

-96

2012
2011-2012
17,745
-713
2013
2012-2013
16,866
-879

Fast Facts

Enrollment: 
16,585
Teaching and Licensed Staff: 974
Support Staff: 748
Student Attendance Rate: 98.5%
Student Racial Diversity: 26.3%
Total Buildings: 22
Square Mileage: 63
Communities Served: West Chester and Liberty townships
Annual Spending: $145.8 million (FY14)
Per-Pupil Spending: $8,563 (FY14) - State average is $9,189

 
See Treasurer's page for more district financial information.