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Fast Facts

Our District

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  • Total Schools: 23

  • Square Mileage: 63 

  • Communities Served: West Chester & Liberty townships

  • Grades: PreK-12

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Our Students

  • Total Enrollment*: 17,540
  • Multicultural Diversity: 42%
  • Gifted Identified: 27%
  • Receiving Services for Disabilities: 10%
  • English Language Learners: 11%
  • Home Languages: 53
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 32% 
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Our Graduates

  • Total Graduates: 1,337
    • Lakota Central: 105
    • Lakota East: 627
    • Lakota West: 605
  • Graduation Rate: 95% average
    • East & West: 99+%
    • Central: 91%
  • Pursuing Higher Education**:
    • East & West: 86%
    • Central: 33%
  • Pursuing Trade School or Apprenticeship**:
    • East & West: 4%
    • Central: 21%
  • Military Commitments: 19
  • Honors Diplomas: 20%
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Our Staff

  • Total Employees: 2,061***

  • Teachers with Advanced Degrees: 76%

  • Working at Lakota 5+ Years: 70%

  • Average Teaching Experience:  12 years




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Our Finances

  • Balanced Budget: 12 consecutive years
  • Auditor of State Award with Distinction: 10 consecutive years
  • Moody's Investors Service Rating: Aa1
  • Per Pupil Spending: $10,292
  • General Fund Expenses
    • Student Instruction & Services: 70% 
    • Transportation: 11%

Lakota's Financial Prospectus


Data updated July 2024 to reflect 2023-2024 school year. 

*Based on total headcount in October, as reported to the Ohio Department of Education & Workforce.
**Based on only those graduates who completed their senior survey.
*** Based on total FTEs (or full time equivalent) employees.

Points of



Culturally Diverse:

With 42% of students celebrating their multicultural backgrounds, Lakota provides a culturally-diverse experience where respect and inclusion are taught as core values.

Fiscally Responsible:

Fewer than 5% of all entities that are audited annually earn the "Auditor of State Award with Distinction" - and Lakota has received the honor 10 years in a row. 

1:1 Technology:

Through Lakota's WE are Empowered initiative, all students in grades K-12 have access to their own Chromebook for daily learning.

Dogs of Lakota:

Lakota's pack of ten therapy dogs are wagging their tails around the district, providing therapy and emotional support to even our youngest learners. 

The 4Es:

We believe in preparing every student for success after graduation in one of the 4Es: Enrollment in higher education; Enlistment in military service; Employment as a contributing member of our community; or Entrepreneurship.