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David H. Ponitz Career Technology Center

Public | 9-12 | 427 students

 

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Posted November 23, 2008

I am a senior at PCC. Patterson is a great school, and believe it or not the Dayton Public School district is a good place to get an education. Patterson has perpared me for the workforce while giving me a solid education. I am in the tech-prep program which allowed me to take college courses starting my sophomore year. I am currently certified in sports and enterainment marketing, and I am also a radio personal and sports commentator for DPS. Yes, we have a new principal and counselor and they do an excellent job for us students. 'Your education is what YOU make of it'... so if your child isn't getting a good education at Patterson, something is wrong. Everyone in our class has the ability to go to college and we {{{ALL}}} have scholarships. Ive been to other schools and I can't compare then to PATTERSON CAREER CENTER!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 14, 2008

I must agree with the parent below. This school is on the decline. I thought the new principal would make some positive changes unfortunately it has not panned out that way. In my opinion, the counselor seems to be oblivious and does not motivate the students. So, for my childs final year in HS, I moved out of the district all together, now there is has a fighting chance to make it in college but there is lot's of ground to make up due to the lack of education/preparation from DPS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2008

This school seems to be on the decline. The students are getting more out of control and the quality of education has seem to go down this year. I was impressed a few years ago but now I am looking for an alternative for my last year of school. Sad but true....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2007

Patterson Career Center is a great school! Don't be fooled by the name because it excellently prepares students for college as well. My son participated in the Engineering Technology program and already has a full scholarship for college. He is taking college prep courses along with his Tech Prep classes. He has also received two Superintendents Scholar Award which is awarded to students who receive straight 'A's for a least a quarter during the school year. If you didn't already know about it then it has been one of Dayton Public Schools best kept secrets.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2006

I was a student. Best school in the city of Dayton. The teachers really do care. And it shows through the attention they give during classes.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 5, 2005

I graduated from Patterson, and I can say I am so glad I attended. At first I didn't know anything about Patterson. But once I started my first day there, I knew this was the place for me. While other students are working at McDonalds or Kroger, I got a job at a nursing home through the allied health division. Patterson gave me such a secure start for being right out of high school. Unfortunately we had no sports, but we had the option to play for another Dayton school. The parent involvement is probably typical, as it is a high school, and students are more independent. The teachers there have real work experience in their field and that is a real advantage.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 28, 2004

Wonderful skill trades school. Principal and most teachers care for the students. Could impliment more extra curricular activities and bring back job opportunities for the students.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

221 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

221 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

222 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

222 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

222 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. State averages displayed on public school profiles include public schools only. State averages displayed on private school profiles include private schools only. The OGT is a high school graduation requirement for public schools and chartered private schools. The OGT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

All Students67%
Female66%
Male70%
Black, non-Hispanic64%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Disabled20%
Non-disabled75%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female83%
Male80%
Black, non-Hispanic81%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Disabled30%
Non-disabled90%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students48%
Female44%
Male52%
Black, non-Hispanic42%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Disabled20%
Non-disabled53%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students67%
Female66%
Male68%
Black, non-Hispanic64%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Disabled23%
Non-disabled73%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Writing

All Students77%
Female80%
Male73%
Black, non-Hispanic76%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Disabled43%
Non-disabled82%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. State averages displayed on public school profiles include public schools only. State averages displayed on private school profiles include private schools only. The OGT is a high school graduation requirement for public schools and chartered private schools. The OGT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Ohio Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

 
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83 (2010)
 
85 (2009)
 
76 (2008)

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Ohio uses the Performance Index to provide an overall indication of how well students perform on its standardized tests each year. The Performance Index scores are based upon how well each student does on all tested subjects in grades 3 through 8 and 10. Schools and districts earn anywhere from 1.2 points for each student scoring at the advanced level to zero points for each untested student. The Performance Index ranges between 0 and 120, with 100 as the statewide goal for all students.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

No Value-Added data was reported for this school.

About the tests


In 2010-2011, the Ohio Department of Education used the Value-Added Measure to show how much growth students made on the Ohio Achievement Test since the last school year. The state expects that student test scores will show an average year's worth of growth compared to test scores from the previous year. Ohio's Value-Added Measure is not the same as Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), a federal measure which uses different criteria.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

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54%
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24%
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ACT participation

79%

Average ACT score

16

Graduation rate

87%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 OAA/OGT results from the state of Ohio.

2 This rating is based on composite ACT scores, ACT participation (% of 11th graders taking the ACT), and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 81% 16%
White 11% 74%
Two or more races 5% 4%
Hispanic 3% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian N/A 2%
Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 81%N/A47%
Female 55%N/A49%
Male 45%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 15%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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Special education / special needs

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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00am
School end time
  • 3:00pm
School Leader's name
  • Mr. David L. White
Special schedule
  • Year-round
Fax number
  • (937) 542-7181

Programs

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School culture

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Parent involvement
  • Parents participate in career-tech divisional meetings. they attend special events: parent-teacher conferences; open houses; new parent orientation; career-tech honor society; national honor society; financial aid night; and recognition programs.
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  • Patterson Career Center expects students to perform in all academic areas: Reading, Writing, Math, Science, and Social Studies. Students must demonstrate knowledge and apply knowledge to Career-Technical areas.
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741 Washington St
Dayton, OH 45402
Phone: (937) 542-7180

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