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About This School

Stivers School for the Arts is a public high school in Dayton. The principal of Stivers School for the Arts is Ms. Erin E. Dooley, who can be contacted at edooley@dps.k12.oh.us. 895 students attend Stivers School for the Arts and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and White, non-Hispanic. 100% of the 895 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 56% are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Stivers School for the Arts is 20:1. Summit Academy Transition High School Dayton is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • Italian
    • Latin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Golf
    • P.E. classes
    • Rock climbing
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 61% 65%
Multiracial 4% 5%
White, non-Hispanic 32% 26%
Hispanic 3% 3%
Asian 1.0% 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 0.4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 56% 94%
Economically disadvantaged 100% 90%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My school is the bess 5real tho. You people missin' the SWAG might think othawise but we got the bess students an' teacha's evah. We bin doin' all the school music an' art stuff goin to great colleges n' tuff. I guess we could be gettin' a better language classes if ya sees what I'm say.

  • (1 year ago)

    I was a student at this school from the time I was a middle school student...and the teachers were very passionate about their subjects and were willing to help when asked...however...there were some teachers who were horrible. The hours were wonderful and the arts programs were amazing (I learned a lot). I would reccommend this school to any one who is looking to get some broadened horizons...but air on the side of caution...the arts classes are very strict and time consuming...this school is not for the faint of heart.

  • (3 years ago)

    Stivers is my fav school ever!!!! because there have awesome education i can learn eveything i get straight A and i am an honor roll student of stivers. Stivers always have wonderful arts magnets. I keep studying on Visual Arts Magnet. There has very rich arts culture and i am so appreciated!!!!!!

  • (3 years ago)

    Great school! Wonderful arts programs with an honest and caring support system. Always something going on. Never had any problems.

  • (4 years ago)

    Stivers is full of Smart Creative Joyful Dedicated Spectacular bunch of Pure talent! (teachers staff and students) As a parent of two attending this 'Dayton Gem' I am thankful and and Proud to say my girls go to Stivers School for the Arts !

  • (4 years ago)

    Stivers is a remarkable school launching kids out of all kinds of circumstances into every wonderful possibility life holds for them through the remarkable discipline of art. Last year the graduating class (133 of them) were awarded 45 million dollars in college scholarships!

  • (4 years ago)

    Going to Stivers changed my life. It inspires every student who passes through its doors with the creativity freedom and knowledge to become anything that they want to be. You can't say that about many other schools.

  • (4 years ago)

    Stivers was full of people who were both smart and talented. Everyone knew everybody and nobody reigned supreme. Equal opportunity eh?

  • (4 years ago)

    Best school ever! Its the first time I've actually liked school it's so excepting and diverse and a great place to practice a life profession.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love my school because we have the best principal. She is the best principal because she is serious when it is needed and she can have fun when the time is right. I have the best advisor. Mr. Acesadorian keeps us upadated with scholarships for college and he even keep us in line as far as graduating. How do you know loves their school advisor and even hangs out with him at all the events Stivers has.l love my school because we have the best perfoming arts major and I have even seen some of our people in top schools all over the world. We even have the most students who received the Bill Gates Scholarships. Thanks to Stivers it has helped me developed into who I am today. Thanks Stivers.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love Stivers because it was a haven for me in a city and world that could sometimes be scary and intimidating. I always felt welcome and at home at Stivers

  • (4 years ago)

    it is the most diverse school in the dayton public school district. we have the highest test scores in our district. it is a place that lets students express themselves in an artistic and positive way.

  • (4 years ago)

    The diversidy! The Arts! Its just the best school ever! The students are great and the teachers and administrators are even better.

  • (4 years ago)

    It enhances students not only academically but also in their talents for arts. The teachers are devoted and the school's diversity prepares the student in the real world.

  • (4 years ago)

    Stivers is a rigorous academic and art school. Students are challenged everyday to be creative intellectual and open-minded. The diversity of the student body is incredible and is becoming more and more diverse every year. Students are racially socioeconomically and religiously diverse. Yet Stivers has a strong student body that often comes together to fight for their schools arts programs. Stivers is a leader in high schools across America.

  • (4 years ago)

    Stivers School for the Arts is a wonderful place for young adults to grow and learn. It is also a very good learning environment.

  • (4 years ago)

    Stivers is amazing because it has a great blend of cultures and beliefs. Stivers is an art school and is one of the only schools in the Dayton Ohio area to do well academically. We have been a light in our areas education system. While i was going there i never had to worry about racism or discrimination of any kind. People from all over the area were there and some even paid extra money just to go there who were out of the district. I loved my time there and would recommend it to anyone that wants to feel accepted as well as challenged to learn about other cultures

  • (4 years ago)

    It is a diverse institution with stellar faculty and a unique program that integrates arts education with academic rigor and much to show for it. a gem in the region and an acclaimed model of learning.

  • (4 years ago)

    Its the best school in Ohio. Stivers is a place you can be yourself and create art. Without Stivers im pretty sure i would be lost right now. The teachers are the best and they help us with any problems we might have. I love Stivers school for the Arts

  • (4 years ago)

    I love my school. I can remember a day during my 7th grade year when I was walking down the hallway in our rental school on Homewood. I was walking all alone during the class period because I had to go to my locker and I could hear a kid playing in the private lesson rooms. He wasn't playing any ordinary instrument like the piano or violin he was playing the xylophone. At that moment I thought to myself 'How lucky am I?'

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