The numbers speak for themselves:

  • #1 public school in the City of Dayton
  • A+ in the Health and Safety of our students according to Niche
  • Place 100% of DECA graduates into college
  • Received Great Schools College Success Award
  • Honored with Dayton Mayor's Award: Education Champion
  • Ranked #4 Charter High School in Ohio by Niche
  • A+ in teacher excellence according to Niche
  • Named U.S. News and World Report Best High Schools 2012 - 2019
  • Named Dayton Business Journal Non-profit of the Year 2019


The Performance Index is a calculation that measures student performance on the following Ohio State Tests: Math and ELA for grades 3-8, Science for grades 5 and 8, ELA and Math alternate assessments, and the ELA and Math end of course exams. 


One college graduate can shift the trajectory of an entire family.  DECA is a public school system where 75% of the student body is living at or below the poverty rate.  Yes, nearly 100% of our graduates attend college.  Better yet, the National Student Clearinghouse reports DECA grads are completing their college degrees at five times the national average for our demographic.