Ruskin Elementary School

Summary:

Ruskin Elementary School is a public elementary school in Dayton, Ohio, serving 523 students in grades PK-6. The school is part of the Dayton City School District, which is ranked 704 out of 835 districts in Ohio and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Ruskin Elementary has a diverse student population, with 34.8% White, 27.92% African American, and 32.12% Hispanic students. However, the school consistently ranks in the bottom 20% of Ohio elementary schools, with a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger. Ruskin's academic performance on state tests is significantly lower than the state and district averages across all grade levels and subject areas. For example, in 2022-2023, only 22.7% of 5th-grade students were proficient or better in Science, compared to the state average of 63.9%. The school has also struggled with high chronic absenteeism rates, reaching as high as 48.1% in the 2020-2021 school year.

When comparing Ruskin Elementary to nearby schools, such as Horace Mann Elementary and Harman Elementary, the academic performance gap becomes even more apparent. In 3rd-grade Mathematics, Ruskin's proficiency rate was 32.7%, while Horace Mann and Harman had proficiency rates of 70% and 88.6%, respectively. The school's diverse student population and the socioeconomic challenges faced by the Dayton City School District may be contributing factors to Ruskin's academic struggles, which suggest the need for targeted interventions and support to address the root causes of the school's challenges.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-6

 407 Ambrose Ct
       Dayton, OH  45410-1556


(937) 542-5680

District: Dayton City

SchoolDigger Rank:
1366th of 1,596 Ohio Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,901 Help


Students who attend Ruskin Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Wright Brothers Middle School
High:    Belmont High School

Student/teacher ratio:  16.8 Help
Number of students:  523

Racial breakdown:

White:
34.8%
Hispanic:
32.1%
African American:
27.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  100% Help


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Compare Details Ruskin Elementary School ranks worse than 85.6% of elementary schools in Ohio. It also ranks 9th among 15 ranked elementary schools in the Dayton City School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 12.21. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Ruskin Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (34.8%), Hispanic (32.1%), African American (27.9%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Ruskin Elementary School is 16.8. 13 elementary schools in the Dayton City School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Ruskin Elementary School is $13,901, which is the lowest among 15 elementary schools in the Dayton City School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Ruskin Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Ruskin Elementary School 1366th of 1596 Ohio public elementary schools. (See Ruskin Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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Dayton City:

SchoolDigger ranks Dayton City 704th of 835 Ohio school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Ruskin Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Ruskin Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 10.62 1505th 1662 9.4%
2011 12.63 1516th 1686 10.1%
2012 15.66 1496th 1709 12.5%
2013 15.52 1484th 1701 12.8%
2014 13.92 1479th 1687 12.3%
2015 10.24 1521st 1684 9.7%
2016 29.94 1226th 1678 26.9%
2017 30.01 1225th 1651 25.8%
2018 30.92 1215th 1636 25.7%
2019 21.51 1343rd 1676 19.9%
2021 16.31 1274th 1610 20.9%
2022 16.94 1278th 1588 19.5%
2023 12.21 1366th 1596 14.4%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Ruskin Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 45.99 87th 174 50.0%
2019 30.74 126th 169 25.4%
2021 20.94 147th 183 19.7%
2022 23.81 169th 213 20.7%
2023 19.71 210th 239 12.1%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Ruskin Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 24.13 700th 856 18.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Ruskin Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.96 998th 1465 31.9%
2019 29.65 1134th 1465 22.6%
2021 19.78 1093rd 1404 22.2%
2022 21.80 1114th 1419 21.5%
2023 15.07 1235th 1447 14.7%
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Rank History for Female students at Ruskin Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 24.75 1188th 1518 21.7%
2019 21.00 1219th 1502 18.8%
2021 10.72 1258th 1467 14.2%
2022 16.51 1221st 1488 17.9%
2023 9.13 1317th 1483 11.2%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Ruskin Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 67.38 234th 1021 77.1%
2019 25.46 765th 956 20.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Ruskin Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 32.48 1125th 1536 26.8%
2019 20.53 1264th 1535 17.7%
2021 13.10 1227th 1499 18.1%
2022 13.95 1271st 1518 16.3%
2023 11.08 1302nd 1498 13.1%
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Rank History for African American students at Ruskin Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 38.87 371st 598 38.0%
2019 45.92 318th 605 47.4%
2021 37.49 281st 533 47.3%
2022 34.08 372nd 601 38.1%
2023 23.09 483rd 610 20.8%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Ruskin Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 42.83 133rd 239 44.4%
2019 30.01 171st 228 25.0%
2021 22.01 148th 189 21.7%
2022 21.78 171st 216 20.8%
2023 18.69 198th 233 15.0%
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Rank History for White students at Ruskin Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 18.21 1150th 1309 12.1%
2019 12.08 1178th 1271 7.3%
2021 4.84 1182nd 1249 5.4%
2022 7.04 1165th 1242 6.2%
2023 7.19 1141st 1215 6.1%
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Data source: test scores: Ohio Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Ruskin Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2009 264 40 6 52 0 n/a n/a 39 401
2010 291 70 5 103 0 n/a n/a 29 498
2011 300 81 5 102 0 0 35 0 523
2012 298 78 6 114 0 0 45 0 541
2013 278 105 5 106 2 0 33 0 529
2014 300 86 6 120 2 0 35 0 549
2015 292 91 5 133 3 0 36 0 560
2016 272 90 4 131 4 0 33 0 534
2017 290 84 0 121 2 0 39 0 536
2018 308 101 1 109 2 0 29 0 550
2019 266 118 1 128 2 0 30 0 545
2020 208 133 3 178 1 0 23 0 546
2021 195 132 2 166 1 2 19 0 517
2022 178 141 2 158 1 2 27 0 509
2023 182 146 2 168 0 0 25 0 523

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Ruskin Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2009 401 28.0 14.3 90.1
2010 498 31.0 16.0 87.8
2011 523 26.0 20.1 78.8
2012 541 30.0 18.0 76.2
2013 529 28.0 18.8 n/a
2014 549 29.0 18.9 96.5
2015 560 n/a n/a 94.6
2016 534 36.0 14.8 100
2017 536 38.0 14.1 n/a
2018 550 33.0 16.6 n/a
2019 545 32.0 17.0 n/a
2020 546 31.0 17.6 n/a
2021 517 37.0 13.9 n/a
2022 509 42.0 12.1 n/a
2023 523 31.0 16.8 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Ruskin Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2009 401 28.0 14.3 90.1
2010 498 31.0 16.0 87.8
2011 523 26.0 20.1 78.8
2012 541 30.0 18.0 76.2
2013 529 28.0 18.8 n/a
2014 549 29.0 18.9 96.5
2015 560 n/a n/a 94.6
2016 534 36.0 14.8 100
2017 536 38.0 14.1 n/a
2018 550 33.0 16.6 n/a
2019 545 32.0 17.0 n/a
2020 546 31.0 17.6 n/a
2021 517 37.0 13.9 n/a
2022 509 42.0 12.1 n/a
2023 523 31.0 16.8 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Ruskin Elementary School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $11,104
2022 $13,772
2023 $13,901

Data source: Ohio Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Ruskin Elementary School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1343rd of 1676 Elementary schoolsRanks 1366th of 1596 Elementary schools
 5.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Ruskin Elementary School)54.132.7
 21.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Dayton City)28.431.1
 2.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Ohio)67.162.2
 4.9%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Ruskin Elementary School)53.337.5
 15.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Dayton City)38.333.6
 4.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)66.762.3
 4.4%
4th Grade Mathematics (Ruskin Elementary School)45.336.9
 8.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Dayton City)32.829.8
 3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)74.366.8
 7.5%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Ruskin Elementary School)44.830.8
 14%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Dayton City)34.426.9
 7.5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)63.358.9
 4.4%
5th Grade Science (Ruskin Elementary School)56.122.7
 33.4%
   5th Grade Science (Dayton City)20.720.7
   5th Grade Science (Ohio)6563.9
 1.1%
5th Grade Mathematics (Ruskin Elementary School)26.96.7
 20.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Dayton City)20.814.1
 6.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)62.556.6
 5.9%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Ruskin Elementary School)49.329.3
 20%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Dayton City)40.629.8
 10.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)69.867.4
 2.4%
6th Grade Mathematics (Ruskin Elementary School)16.318.7
 2.4%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Dayton City)23.214.6
 8.6%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)60.150
 10.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Ruskin Elementary School)2414.7
 9.3%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Dayton City)26.321.2
 5.1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)56.155
 1.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students545523
 4%
African American118146
 23.7%
American Indian20
 100%
Asian12
 100%
Hispanic128168
 31.3%
Pacific Islander00
White266182
 31.6%
Two or More Races3025
 16.7%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 523 students attended Ruskin Elementary School.

Students who attend Ruskin Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Wright Brothers Middle School
High : Belmont High School

Students at Ruskin Elementary School are 35% White, 32% Hispanic, 28% African American, 5% Two or more races.

Ruskin Elementary School ranks in the bottom 14.4% of Ohio elementary schools.


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