For the 2012-2013 Ohio Department of Education Report Card, the Pickerington Local School District earned a Performance Index Score of 103.3 and met 24 out of 24 state indicators. The Performance Index is a measure that awards the achievement of every student tested, not just those who score at proficient or higher levels. There are six levels on the index and districts receive points for every student in each of these levels. The higher the achievement level, the more points awarded in the Performance Index rating. The Performance Index rewards districts for improving performance. (*ODE 2012-2013 PLSD Report Card)
The Pickerington Local School District has grown from a shared one-room school in a log cabin to 14 modern facilities educating more than 10,000 students, making it the 15th largest school district in Ohio. (2012-2013)
Our goal is to be a high performance school district with high-quality learning environments for every student. Our mission is to provide children an efficient and nurturing educational environment that creates life-long learners who are socially responsible citizens. We believe children are our primary focus.
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(2013-2014 YTD as of 1/31/14)
4-Year Graduation Rate 95.0%
(4-year graduation rate applies to Class of 2012 who graduated within four years, i.e. students who entered the 9th grade in 2009 and graduated by 2012)
5-Year Graduation Rate 92.7%
(5-year graduation rate applies to Class of 2011 who graduated within five years, i.e. students who entered the 9th grade in 2008 and graduated by 2012)
PLSD Graduate Scholarship Dollars Earned
Class of 2007 $12.5 million
Class of 2008 $10.9 million
Class of 2009 $14.2 million
Class of 2010 $14.1 million
Class of 2011 $17.9 million
Class of 2012 $12.7 million
2 High Schools
2 Junior High Schools
3 Middle Schools
7 Elementary Schools
History of PLSD
The legacy of the Pickerington Local School District begins in Violet Township with the Ordinance of 1785. This ordinance set aside land for school purposes. At one time, Violet Township was home to 19 one- to two-room schools spread across the township. The bulk of these schools later combined and became the Pickerington Local School District.
The first documented school in the Pickerington area was in 1812. It is believed that the log cabin may have been used for church on Sundays and for school during the week.
In 1815, Abraham Pickering, whom the City of Pickerington is named after, donated a plot of land to be used for educational purposes. The Pickerington School House was built on this land, and in 1883, a new two-story, two-room school was built to replace the original building.
According to census data, in 1895, The Pickerington School educated 105 students. This site today is home to the Pickerington and Violet Township Historical Society at 15 E. Columbus Street.
The Violet Township Board of Education was created in 1905 as the first step in the unification of the area schools. After two years of hard work, a charter from the state was in hand, and the process for financing a building program was in place. Construction of the new Violet Township High School (VTHS) began in February of 1907. The building would have six rooms plus a basement at a cost of $15,000. The VTHS class of 1909 was the first to graduate from this new school with a graduating class of four.
In 1939, Violet Township Schools became Pickerington Local Schools and VTHS became Pickerington High School a year later.
Driven by a dynamic and caring staff, Pickerington Local Schools has grown from a shared one-room school in a log cabin to 14 modern facilities educating over 10,000 students, making it the 15th largest* school district in Ohio. (*2012-2013)