Deer Park Community School District is located in a small two-square mile area reminiscent of a small town environment and is a hidden gem in the metropolitan area. About 10 miles north of downtown Cincinnati, it includes the city of Deer Park, a part of Sycamore Township, and a small portion of the city of Silverton. The intimate community setting includes both the comfort and security of a small town school system and the benefits of an outstanding suburban educational program.
What began as a one room school house in 1826 has grown to a three-building system. Each Deer Park school has been strategically located, providing proximity to students. Deer Park is a “walking” school district.
Buses only transport students to Great Oaks Joint Vocational Schools, athletic events, musical performances and competitions, special education programs, and class field trips. There are nearly 6,000 homes in the district. Our average student enrollment is about 1,500 pupils.
A hallmark in Deer Park Community Schools is education with a personal touch. It is not uncommon for multiple generations of a family to have raised and educated their children in the district. Many young people move back to the district when they choose to purchase a home and raise a family. Because of its size, high school students have a chance to participate in athletics, drama, sports and clubs at the same time if they wish. Teachers know their students and parents well. There is a strong sense of pride and involvement by many alumni and community members.
We not only welcome but encourage ALL members of the community to be involved. Volunteer opportunities are numerous and range from helping out in the classroom to serving on the various district community groups. To express appreciation for all that area senior citizens have done over the years to support our district, we offer them a Golden Wildcat Card which provides free admission to most special events. The cards are available at the Board of Education Office: 8688 Donna Lane, Cincinnati, Ohio 45236.
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