How Does YOUR School District Compare?
Studies using Ohio Department of Education Data to Compare Ohio School Districts 

District Data Sources

1. District School Personnel Salaries.  

The Ohio Treasurer maintains downloadable spreadsheets which provide school employee salary data for the past nine years.  These are monster spreadsheets, and can be sorted by name and district. But there are no IRNs (unique identifying numbers) for the districts, so it's  difficult if not impossible to confidently correlate the entries with any particular school district.  Do NOT use the fill-in boxes to search for your district, as they don’t pull everything up.

To download these databases, go to links at the bottom half of the following page:  http://www.tos.ohio.gov/Teacher_Salary

We requested and received the 2015 database WITH IRNs.  Go to this page to pull up your district.

2. Historical Teacher and Administration Salaries

The Buckeye Institute has compiled this data, all derived from State data.  You can look up teacher and administrator salaries for every district for the last 9 years.  The latest year available is 2013.

To see this information, go to http://www.buckeyeinstitute.org/teacher-salary .

3. Teacher  and Classified Personnel Contracts

The Ohio State Employment Relations Board maintains online .pdf copies of all negotiated district teacher and classified personnel contracts.

To see a contract for your district, go to
http://www.serb.state.oh.us/sections/research/WEB_CONTRACTS/WebContracts.htm .

4. District Report Cards

To see the Report Card for your district, go to http://ilrc.ode.state.oh.us/Districts/Default.asp .

5. School District Tax Data (Property, Resident Income)

http://www.tax.ohio.gov/tax_analysis/tax_data_series/school_district_data/publications_tds_school.aspx

6. Ohio SERB 2015 Health Insurance Survey

http://www.serb.state.oh.us/sections/research/reports/2015_INSURANCE_REPORT.pdf

7. Teacher Salary Data, 2011-present

Downloadable Excel files with base and step data for each school district. Maintained by OEA.  https://www.ohea.org/salary-data-since-2001

8. District Profile (Cupp) Reports

Profile data for each district, maintained by ODE.  
http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Finance-and-Funding/Finance-Related-Data/District-Profile-Reports

9. District Five Year Forecasts

Five-year forecasts for all districts.  Maintained by ODE.
  http://fyf.oecn.k12.oh.us/

10. Financial and Performance Audits

Click on the link below to access the search of Performance Audits done by the Auditor of State.  Select "School" in the pull-down menu for "Entity Type" and "Performance Audit" under "Report Description."
https://ohioauditor.gov/AuditSearch/search.aspx