Dayton area’s segregation problem in school districts


Did you know that school district border between Detroit and Grosse Pointe, Michigan, is the most segregating in the U.S.?

These two districts have a 42 percent difference in poverty rate, according to a new study by the nonprofit group, EdBuild.

Its report, “Fault Lines: America's Most Segregated School,” analyzed 33,500 school district borders throughout the country.

Ohio had nine border school districts that placed in the top 50, which is more than any other state.

Here are the top five most segregated border school districts in Ohio:

No. 5) Dayton City School District-Beavercreek City School District

Dayton City School District:

Poverty rate: 47 percent

Enrollment: 14,209

Beavercreek City School District:

Poverty rate: 7 percent

Enrollment: 7,454

No. 7) Dayton City School District-Oakwood City School District

Dayton City School District

Poverty rate: 47 percent

Enrollment: 14,209

Oakwood City School District

Poverty rate: 7 percent

Enrollment: 2,087

No. 17) Youngstown City School District-Canfield Local School District

Youngstown City School District:

Poverty rate: 46 percent

Enrollment: 5,408

Canfield Local School District

Poverty rate: 9 percent

Enrollment: 2,576

No. 18) Cleveland Municipal School District-Cuyahoga Heights Local School District

Cleveland Municipal School District

Poverty rate: 49 percent

Enrollment: 38,562

Cuyahoga Heights Local School District

Poverty rate: 11 percent

Enrollment: 862

No. 20) Northridge Local School District-Vandalia Butler City School District

Northridge Local School District

Poverty rate: 53 percent

Enrollment: 1,751

Vandalia Butler City School District

Poverty rate: 15 percent

Enrollment: 3,124

 

Source: Fault Lines: America’s Most Segregating School District Borders


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