Important Indicators

Mason City Schools (2014-2015)

Important Indicators

Total Enrollment 10,300
William Mason High School (Grades 9-12)
Mason Middle School (Grades 7-8)
Mason Intermediate School (Grades 4-6)
Western Row Elementary (Grades 2-3)
Mason Early Childhood Center (Grades PK-2)
Average Class Size (K-12): 27

Our Students

College Attendance Rate: 88.0%
School Attendance Rate: 97.1%
Asian: 19.3%
Black: 4.0%
Hispanic: 3.9%
Multiracial: 4.3%
White: 68.4%
Students with Disabilities: 9.1%
Economically Disadvantaged: 7.9%
Students Identified as Gifted: 34.0%
Limited English Proficiency: 5.7%
Native Languages Spoken by Students: 65

Extracurricular Participation Rate (7-12): 76%

  • 27 MHS sports and 69 athletic teams
  • 18 MMS sports and 35 athletic teams
  • 83 school-sponsored MHS clubs and activities
  • 28 school-sponsored MMS clubs and activities

Academic Achievement Indicators (2015-16)

Scholarships: 40% of Class of 2015 received $14.6 million in scholarship offers.

2015 Advanced Placement: 22 courses offered

  • 1102 students took 2142 AP exams
  • 95.8% scored a 3 or higher*
  • More than $4M in avoided college tuition
  • 127 AP Scholars
  • 166 Scholars with Distinction
  • 92 Scholars with Honors
  • 48 National Scholars

* 3 or higher is the score typically needed to earn college credit

2015 National Merit Program: 20 Finalists, 20 Semifinalists, 28 Commended Students, 2  National Achievement Semi-Finalists, 3 National Achievement Outstanding Participants, 4 National Hispanic Achievement Finalists.

SAT (2014-2015)

Mason Critical Reading: 590 Math: 630 Writing: 576
National Critical Reading: 495 Math: 511 Writing: 484

ACT (2014-2015)

Mason English: 25.0 Math: 26.2 Reading: 25.6 Science: 25.8 Composite: 25.8
State Avg. English: 21.4 Math: 21.7 Reading: 22.4 Science: 22.0 Composite: 22.0
National Avg. English: 20.4 Math: 20.8 Reading: 21.4 Science: 20.9 Composite: 21.0

97% of middle school students earned high school credit.

View Mason’s State Report Card

View Mason City Schools’ 2015 Quality Profile

Financial Status (FY 14)

Expenditures

Total Expenditure Per Pupil: $10,307.70, state average: $10,984.86

Administrative Expenditure Per Pupil: $1,098.66, state average: $1,441.92
Building Operation Expenditure Per Pupil: $1,962.23, state average: $2,094.80
Instructional Expenditure Per Pupil: $6,384.39, state average: $6,394.03
Pupil Support Expenditure Per Pupil: $627.12, state average: $640.36
Staff Support Expenditure Per Pupil: $235.30, state average: $413.73

Revenues

Total Revenue Per Pupil: $10,794.99, state average: $13,049.12

State Revenue Per Pupil: $4,498.65, state average: $5,756.27
State Revenue as % of Total: 40.31%, state average: 42.90%
Federal Revenue Per Pupil: $266.10, state average: $951.40
Local Revenue Per Pupil: $4,974.69, state average: $5,413.90

Local Tax Effort Index: .4965. Mason taxpayers’ effort is .5035 less than the average Ohio taxpayer’s effort.

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