Reynoldsburg has the worst Teacher Student Ratio in Franklin County

When Reynoldsburg teachers issued their 10 day strike notice to the board of education, they did so saying,

As front line educators, we have listened to our students, our parents, and our community. We have heard the calls for class size caps. We have heard the calls for addressing our teacher turnover issue. We have brought these issues to the bargaining table time and time again, and each time Superintendent Tina Thomas-Manning and the Board have refused to address these crucial concerns, instead continuing a divisive ideological crusade that now leaves us with no choice but to exercise our right to strike.

We thought we would take a look at the ratio of teachers to students in Reynoldsburg City Schools. What we discovered is shocking. Reynoldsburg has the worst ratio of all school districts in the state. We looked at the 2012-13 enrollment and teacher data from ODE

District Name Enrollment # Full Time teachers Teacher Student Ratio
Grandview Heights City 1055 91 11.6
Upper Arlington City 5625 407 13.8
Bexley City 2143 154 13.9
Worthington City 9125 612 14.9
Whitehall City 2954 195 15.1
Gahanna-Jefferson City 6992 456 15.3
Dublin City 14056 915 15.4
Groveport Madison Local 5587 362 15.4
South-Western City 19563 1256 15.6
New Albany-Plain Local 4481 287 15.6
Westerville City 13902 832 16.7
Columbus City 49509 2957 16.7
Hilliard City 14840 868 17.1
Canal Winchester Local 3518 205 17.2
Hamilton Local 2929 157 18.7
Reynoldsburg City 5974 309 19.3

Where the Franklin county average is 15 students for every teacher, in Reynoldsburg that number exceeds 19!

This is a board and Superintendent that is out of touch and the sooner they realize that and start listening to their teachers the better. The Reynoldsburg community deserves better.