Quality Profile 2016 2017

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This year’s theme is #ExperienceNP. The Quaker Experience empowers our students to grow, discover, thrive, and critically think. Each students has a one of a kind experience at New Philadelphia Schools. Our caring and professional staff guide students through our extensive course offerings, each designed so that every child is able to discover their passions. With over 100 clubs and extracurricular activities we can connect your child both socially and academically. The student experience at New Philadelphia City schools is unique and sets our district apart from any other. #ExperienceNP is possible thanks to the support and dedication of our amazing students, staff, parents, and community.



New Philadelphia City Schools will provide all students the opportunity to achieve their highest potential to become educated, self-sufficient, and responsible citizens. We are committed to providing every student a diverse, quality education within a safe and secure environment through a dedicated, innovative, and highly qualified staff in partnership with parents and the community-at-large.


Continuing the Tradition of Achievement, Commitment, and Excellence.


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Each student is valued. Every student must succeed and meet high expectations. Teamwork and collaboration are paramount. Breadth of experience is vital. Student success is shared responsibility.


(L-R) Dave Frantz, Vice-President Don Kemp, Chris Weaver, Steve Jenkins, President Todd Cox


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4.0 GPA

123 NPHS Students with a

4.0 GPA or Higher

40 Diplomas with Honors 3

AP Scholars with Honors


AP Scholars with Distinction

17 22 183

(Average score of 3 or higher on 4 or more AP exams) (Scored at least a 3.5 on all AP exams taken and received a 3 or higher on 5 or more of those exams)

AP Courses offered at NPHS AP Scholars - (Scored a 3

or higher on at least 3 exams)

Students took 285 AP exams

• World languages offered Spanish, French, German, & Chinese. • Over 50 elective classes are offered to New Phila High students • 75 students attended college while at NPHS • 4% of the Class of 2017 will serve our Country in the Armed Forces • 74% of K-8 students met or exceeded their predicted annual growth on the National Measures of Academic Progress test in reading, math, and science (2016: 70%) • 76 Middle School students take courses for High School Credit


Composite English Math Reading Science

NPHS Students

20.3 18.5 20.7 20.4 20.9

List of Colleges the Class of 2017 are Attending

State Average

19.8 18.6 20.0 20.2

Class of 2017 continued 62% oftheirtheacademic pursuits at the College/University Level


The Class of 2017 Accepted OVER


of NPHS students in PLTW earned college credit through their performance on a National End of Course Exam


of the Class of 2017 received scholarships from the Quaker Foundation of $116,500

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The Ohio State University Kent State University Kent State University - Tuscarawas Akron University Ohio University Walsh University Toledo University University of Mount Union Marietta College Bowling Green State University Miami University Stark State College West Virginia University University of Northwestern Ohio University of Findlay Palm Beach Atlantic - Florida Cleveland State University Cuyahoga Community College Wright State University Bucknell University

#ExperienceNP AC A D EM I C S

Momenturm Award from the Ohio Department of Education

A cornerstone of value for any school district begins with academic success. At New Philadelphia City Schools we know that a well-rounded learning experience is vital to the student experience. Being college and career ready today means being able to solve problems so that students can compete, communicate, and collaborate with businesses and individuals from around the world.


Student artwork is placed on display from all levels at art shows and district events.


2nd Consecutive Year Named NAMM Top Community of Music Education

Participation in performing and visual arts inspires students’ creativity, problem-solving and critical thinking skills.



of NPHS students took at least one fine arts course during the 2016-2017 school year.

• New Philadelphia High School students have the opportunity to take Honors and AP Fine Arts courses as well as a variety of introductory classes including: AP Art, Digital Media, Art I, Art II, Art III, Art IV, Guitar I, Guitar II, Guitar Ensemble, Bel Canto Choir, Concert Choir, Delphian Chorale, Ladies Ensemble, Select Men’s Chorus, Music Appreciation, Steel Drum Band, Marching Band,Winter Guard, Indoor Percussion Ensemble, & Concert Band. • • • • •

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All elementary school students (K-5) are enrolled in art and music classes that are taught by certified art and music teachers.

• All secondary students have the opportunity to take art and music classes.

Molly McKnight National Choral Award Winner

Dominic DeFlippo All State Choir Award

Farryn Dummermuth All State Choir Award

Alayna Harstine Governor’s Art Awards

Andrew Huff Arion Choral Award

• The New Philadelphia High School Marching Band received a Superior “1” rating at the OMEA State Level Adjudicated 2017 Event (30 out of the last 36 years). • NPHS Marching Band received a Superior “1” rating at the Ohio Music Education Association State Marching Band Finals. • The Wind Ensemble and Concert bands have received superior or excellent ratings in EVERY District 8 OMEA large group contest held since 1975.

The Welty Middle School Drama Club produces a musical each year, involving more than 50 students. • The New Philadelphia High School Delphian Chorale, Ladies Ensemble, and the Select Men’s Chorus all received a Superior rating at the OMEA State Level Adjudicated 2017 Event. • In 2015, 2016, and 2017, the band students who participated in Solo and Ensemble ALL received superior or excellent ratings.


More than Welty Middle School students took at least one fine arts course during the 2016-2017 school year.

• Welty Middle School has approximately 40% of its students participating choir. • Welty Middle School has 29% of its students participating in band. • Welty Middle School Show Choir received a “Superior” rating at the 2017 Music in Parks.

#ExperienceNP High School

National Honor Society | Musicals/Drama Renaissance Club | Key Club | Art Club | Drama Club Youth to Youth | Yearbook | Spanish, French, & German Club | Health Club Academic Challenge Team | 20 Interscholastic Athletics Programs Marching Band | Symphonic Band | Steel Drum Band | Drum Line Concert Choir | Delphian Chorale | Bel Canto Choir | Jazz Choir Ladies Ensemble | Guitar Ensemble | Men’s Chorus| Kaleidoscope

S T U D E NT LEADERSHIP & ACTIVITIES The Student Experiences are enhanced by serving and leadership. In New Philadelphia, we promote this idea through a variety of means including many student-led organizations and student-leadership opportunities. Students are offered a well-rounded experience from organizing community service events to participating in one of our over 100 student clubs.

Spanish Club Trip to Ecuador

National Honor Society French Class Activities

Music Activities

Spelling Bee Champions

Riley Meese Welty MS & National Spelling Bee

Middle School Student Council Junior National Honor Society 13 Interscholastic Athletics Programs Science Olympiad | Science Fair Middle School Steel Drum Band Musicals |Show Choir | Choir | Band ECHO Newspaper | Yearbook Power of the Pen

Robert Subler West Elementary

Elementary Leader in Me Schools Service Learning Science Fair Spelling Bee Student Council After School Athletics Multiple Leadership Service Clubs Community Engagement

Hailey Kohler East Elementary

Kyra Ditto Central Elementary

Isabella Drummer South Elementary

Katelynn Scott York Elementary



ATHLETI CS Interscholastic athletics enrich the educational experience of student-athletes by providing leadership and support for the conduct of interscholastic athletics. Our athletic programs strive to provide lifelong and life-quality learning experiences to students while enhancing their achievement of educational goals.

HS Participation Rate in After School Activities


MS Participation Rate in After School Activities

Award-Winning Athletes Varsity • Boys Basketball - Sectional Champions • Girls Basketball - ECOL Co-Champions - Sweet 16 • Cheerleading - ECOL Champions, Placed 10th at State, Champion Cheer Central President’s Day Champions • QT’s - State Qualifiers • Football -Elite 8 - 6th Consecutive State Playoffs • Volleyball - Sweet 16 • Bowling - Tuscarawas County Champions • Boys Tennis - Undefeated ECOL Champions • Boys Track & Field - ECOL Champions • Baseball - Sectional Champions

Aaliyah Currence Girls Basketball ECOL POY, District 5 Player of the Year

Rachel Anderson Sem Andreis Cross Country Swimming 11th at State Meet State champion T-R Athlete of the Year Swimmer 50 & 100 Free All Ohio 1st Team

Aidan Harr Cross Country State Qualifier, Eastern District Runner of the Year

Alayna Harstine Girls Basketball Academic All Ohio

Blake Bollon Wrestling State Qualifier, Football 2nd Team All Ohio

Logan Bitikofer Academic All Ohio/2nd Team All-Ohio/Full Football Scholarship to Bucknell University

Michael Karl Basketball Academic All Ohio

LJ Lowery Track & Field 7th place in State 400M All Ohio 1st Team Academic All Ohio

Award-Winning Coaches

Joel Arnold Track Eastern District Assistant Coach of the Year

Bruce Crile Cross Country Eastern District Coach of the Year

Matt Dennison Football WTUZ Coach of the Year, WTOV Coach of the Year, OHSFCA President

Tracy Payne Girls Basketball ECOL Coach of Year

Joe Pry Boys Track ECOL Coach of Year Eastern District Coach of the Year

Brian Rotunno Boys’ Tennis ECOL Coach of Year

7th Grade Lady Quakers Undefeated Season 16-0

Online Checkbook

Fiscal Stewardship

The district participates in the Ohio transparency partnership available online: NewPhiladelphiaSchools.OhioCheckbook.com

Julie Erwin, Treasurer

2016-17 General Fund


Employee Compensation Fringe Benefits Purchased Services Supplies and Materials Capital Outlay Other Transfers & Advances

$ 15,784,115 6,756,771 4,383,862 1,253,718 418,574 667,186 508,205

Total General Fund Expenditures

$ 30,772,431

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2016-17 General Fund

2016-17 Instruction Related Expenditures/Revenue


Financial resources available from local and state sources. State funding is a combination of basic state aid and categorical unit funds, which support special education and vocational education. n n n n n n n

General Property Tax (Real Estate) Public Utility Personal Property Unrestricted Grants-In-Aid Restricted Federal Grants-In-Aid Property Tax Allocation All Other Revenues Other Financing Sources

Total General Fund Revenue

$ 13,403,171 1,070,999 12,038,708 316,678 1,568,518 1,944,957 443,207 30,786,238

All of these programs contribute to the educational process. These are all grants and federal contributions which are not discretionary, and are not part of General Fund expenditures and revenue. Title I IDEA 6B - Special Education IDEA 6B - Early Childhood Title II-A Lunch Program Preschool Permanent Improvement*

* Not a grant







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$732,925.49 682,134.10 36,922.83 165,867.90 816,715.67 294,663.74 128,595.21


Cost Per Pupil

$7542 Per ODE Report Card




The New Philadelphia City School District values their teaching and support staff members who strive daily to educate and inspire our children. The famous quote, “Students don’t know how much you know, until they know how much you care” is the mission they demonstrate each and every school day.


Kip Brady

The Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators and The Cleveland Museum of Natural History’s Conservation Educator of the Year

Christina Morris Welty Social Studies Educator of the Year

Elois Watson

East Elementary Secretary Support Staff Employee of the Year

Susan Reisen

Quaker Foundation’s 2017 Dr. William J. and Mae Hurst Jackson Award for Distinguished Teaching


Chad Roberts

Runner Up Quaker Foundation’s Jackson Award of Distinguished Teaching

Marcia Shamel Runner Up Quaker Foundation’s Jackson Award of Distinguished Teaching


14 Years

Student to Teacher Ratio

Average Years of Experience

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Susan Bambeck Dave Daley Greg Geib Christel Korns Lavonne LaCroix Ed Leggett Mary McCahill Maria Virginia Maculaitis Charlyn Menapace Jackie Rieger Dawn Ronald



Teacher Teacher Qualifications with at least Qualifications with a TESOL a Master’s Endorsement Degrees



Parent & Community Involvement

The involvement of community organizations in our district is an indispensable asset to our schools. When students feel supported by the adults in the community then they will feel supported to achieve. To get there, we must give parents and students connections that provide them support and guidance so that students are prepared for the challenges of each new day. At NPCSD we committed to actively connect with students, staff, families, and community members. The school district receives considerable support from the following organizations: • The Quaker Club • The Quaker Ladies • The Band Boosters and Vocal Majority • The Quaker Foundation • The Reeves Foundation • The Rosenberry Foundation • McDonalds • Parent Teacher Organizations • And many more! Over 400 community members volunteer in our schools to support the Student Experience. • Over 1,300Facebook Followers • Over 1,775 Twitter Followers

#ExperienceNP The New Philadelphia Dover Football Rivalry dates back to 1896 and is the 3rd oldest rivalry in the state of Ohio.


Administrative Offices 248 Front Ave. SW New Philadelphia, OH 44663 330-364-0600 Special Services Center 248 Front Ave. SW New Philadelphia, OH 44663 330-364-0613

S C HOOL CALENDAR End of the 1st Quarter End of the 2nd Quarter End of the 3rd Quarter End of the 4th Quarter

10/27/17 1/12/18 3/23/18 5/31/18


August 21-23 August 24 September 4 September 22 October 13 November 22-27 December 21 - January 2 January 15 January 26 February 19 March 26-April 2 May 18 May 26 May 28 May 31

Teacher In-Service* First Student Day Labor Day* Teacher In-Service* Teacher In-Service* Thanksgiving Break* Christmas Break* Martin Luther King Jr. Day* Teacher In-Service* Presidents’ Day* Spring Break* Teacher In-Service* Graduation Memorial Day* Last Day for Students



School districts across the state of Ohio are participating in an effort to identify, locate, and evaluate all children from birth through 21 years of age who may have disabilities. Parents, relatives, agency personnel, and concerned citizens may refer any child (birth through 21) who may qualify for special education and related services. Public schools have responded vigorously to federal and state mandates requiring the provision of a free appropriate public education regardless of a child’s disability. Anyone aware of a child who is suspected of having a disability, please contact the Special Services Office at 330-364-0600 extension 4021.



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New Philadelphia High School 343 Ray Ave. NW New Philadelphia, OH 44663 330-364-0644 Welty Middle School 315 Fourth St. NW New Philadelphia, OH 44663 330-364-0645 Central Elementary 145 Ray Ave. NW New Philadelphia, OH 44663 330-364-0700 East Elementary 470 Fair Ave. NE New Philadelphia, OH 44663 330-364-0715 South Elementary 132 Providence Ave. SW New Philadelphia, OH 44663 330-364-0725 South Preschool Center 518 Church Avenue, SW New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663 330-364-0619 West Elementary 232 Tuscarawas Ave. NW New Philadelphia, OH 44663 330-364-0755 York Elementary 938 Stonecreek Rd. SW New Philadelphia, OH 44663 330-364-0770


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