Administrative Cost Comparisons

Olentangy spends more on instruction and less on administration in actual dollars and as a percent of total cost per pupil than the average of all school districts in Ohio:

Cost Per Pupil Ohio Average % of Total Olentangy % of Total
Administration $1,601 13% $1,072 10%
Building Operations $2,244 19% $1,766 16%
Instructional $6,950 58% $7,500 68%
Pupil Support $739 6% $402 4%
Staff Support $419 4% $266 2%
Total $11,953 $11,007

Source: Ohio Dept of Education data available as of 12/1/2019

Olentangy spends less on administrative salaries than almost every school district in our local comparison group. Note that administrative salaries include principals, superintendents, treasurers, and other school leaders.

District Administrator Average Salary

Bexley $111,044
Worthington $105,966
Upper Arlington $105,477
Gahanna $100,005
Hilliard $98,752
Dublin $97,426
New Albany $94,071
Delaware $93,712
Big Walnut $90,417
Pickerington $82,158
Olentangy $78,746
Buckeye Valley $60,764

Source: Ohio Dept of Education data available as of 12/1/2019