District Profile 2022

Last Updated: 7/21/2022 2:39 PM




Spencerville Local Schools


Home of the Bearcats




District Profile




Superintendent Message

Mrs. Endsley

Welcome to Spencerville Local Schools!  The village of Spencerville has been in existence since 1844 and the start of education began in 1846.  Spencerville’s first graduating class was in 1888, graduating four girls and four boys.  The enrollment has continued to increase over the years, which led to the building of new school facilities.  Today, we house approximately 930 students and 115 staff.  The success of this growth is attributed to the commitment of the community.  One Spencerville historical book summarizes it well: “It is impossible to separate the school from its community”.  This tradition remains today and is the basis for the school district’s vision statement: “Learning and growing together as one school, one community, one purpose”.

Our rural size makes us unique and enables us to offer more personalized learning experiences.  The teacher to student ratio is strategically low to allow for more individualized instruction for all students.  Having grades K through 12 all in the same building is another great benefit to our students and staff, while maximizing tax dollars.

Generally, we average around 60% of our students attending some form of college education after high school (2 year or 4 year).  We offer college and career readiness, which ensures that each graduate is fully prepared to make personalized post-graduation plans, including military or entering the workforce.  Spencerville Local Schools offers many opportunities outside of the classroom such as sports and extra-curricular activities.  Participation in clubs, such as FFA and FCCLA, band and choir, service organizations, etc. teaches students self-discipline, personal responsibility, and the value of teamwork. 


Cindy Endsley

Cindy Endsley
Spencerville Local Schools


Board of Education

Mr. Spencer Clum– President

Mrs. Lori Ringwald – Vice President

Mrs. Liz Klaus - Member

Mr. Nate Pohlman – Member

Mr. Clarke Prichard – Member


Mrs. Cindy Endsley – Superintendent

Mr. Leland Hays – Treasurer

Mr. Scott Gephart – HS Principal

Mr. John Edinger – MS Principal

Mrs. Susie Wagner – Elementary Principal

Mrs. Kelli Williams - Athletic Director

Mrs. Amy Shoppell – Technology Coordinator

Mr. Zach Stemen – Maintenance Supervisor

Mrs. Deb Kill – Food Service Supervisor

Mrs. Christy Erickson – School Nurse



Spencerville Schools recognize the district as the heart of learning, caring, and support for all.

·         A safe and orderly environment

·         A collaborative effort with all stakeholders

·         Create an environment where all students can succeed

·         Promoting personal health and wellness

·         Teaching community values and employability skills



Learning and Growing Together as One School, One Community, One Purpose



Belonging Engaging Attitude Respectful Compassionate Authentic Talented Supportive



Spencerville Local School District 5 Year Forecast (updated bi-annually)



Spencerville Elementary School:

(419) 647-4113

Grades K-4

Student Hours: 8:45-3:45



Staff Data:

In 2020-2021 the elementary school (K-4) had:
21 full-time equivalent classroom personnel and special education personnel and a
    pupil/teacher ratio of 17 to 1
2 full-time equivalent other personnel (Title One)
1 full-time equivalent administrative personnel
1 Guidance Counselor
2 full-time equivalent paid instructional aides (Nurse, Playground Supervisor)
4 part-time elective teachers (PE, Music, Art and Technology)
5 part-time equivalent volunteers
Average teaching experience, 15 years.
Homeroom Teachers
6 personnel with five years training (Bachelors +)
9 personnel with Masters Degree
8 personnel with Masters Degree +
100% of administrative staff was Caucasian and female
100% of teaching staff was Caucasian
91% of the teachers were women
Pupil Data
Grade Boys Girls Total
Kindergarten 41 34 75
1st 34 31 65
2nd 34 35 69
3rd 32 42 74
4th 41 28 69
Total 182 170


145 (40.6%) of total enrollment received free or reduced price lunches


 Standardized Test Data:

The Readiness Assessment was given to kindergarten students as required by the state. Grades 1 and 2 were administered diagnostic tests for reading, writing and math. Grades 3 and 4 students were given AIR assessments for both reading and math, as well diagnostic assessments.

All students in grades K-3 who were determined not “on track” were put on a Reading Improvement and Monitoring Plan, which included parental input, and were progress monitored. Progress monitoring is done to help to ensure that students are making adequate gains toward grade level expectations. On track means that students were reading at or close to grade level. Due to covid restrictions, we did not hold a parent night, however an informational video regarding the Third Grade Reading Guarantee was sent to parents.

Students in grades 2 and 3 were also given Cognitive Abilities Test in the fall. First grade students were given the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills in the spring. These tests determine a basic level of aptitude and ability in Science, Math, English Language Arts, and Social Studies. These tests also help identify students who are gifted and may need additional services.


Spencerville Elementary School did not receive a grade card last year due to school closure in the spring. Explanations and details for each of these measures can be found at https://reportcard.education.ohio.gov/school/overview/035337. This is an interactive site on Ohio Department of Education’s web page.


Spencerville Middle School:

(419) 647-4112

Grades 5-8

Student Hours: 7:45-2:45


Accomplishments of Middle School

Academic Success:

Over 60% of students in grades 5, 6, 7, and 8 make the yearly merit or regular honor roll

Ways middle school students are being rewarded for academic achievement and/or good citizenship:
  • Students of the Month 
  • Breakfast for Honor Roll students
  • Positive progress reports to students


 Staff Data:

Position Number Students Served
Administrator 1 308
Secretary 1 308
Guidance Counselor 1 308
Full time academic 21 308
Full time Special Education 3 308
Female Caucasian 17  
Male Caucasian 7  

Teacher Training and Experience


              Average years of experience       20 

              Teacher/Pupil Ratio                   1/24


Pupil Data as of first week of October 2018
Grade Boys Girls Total
5th 39 28 67
6th 40 43 83
7th 38 45 83
8th 45 30 75
Total 162 146 308

Curriculum and Testing

Greater emphasis has been placed on improving growth for all students, specifically gifted and low performing students.    Solving story problems and using manipulations are strategies being used by teachers to enhance students' reasoning skills. Providing support to help ensure students’ access to their grade level curriculum.   A select group of students take Algebra in the eighth grade and perhaps will subsequently have more opportunity for advanced math in high school.

Competency-based education tests are a state requirement for grades 5, 6, 7, 8 and are used as a tool for parents, teachers, and students to identify strengths and weaknesses of performance in the areas of reading, math, and science and social studies.  We have state achievement tests in the following areas: 5th grade – reading, math, and science; 6th grade – reading and math; 7th grade – reading and math; 8th grade – reading, math, and science. For further information, the link for the Ohio Department of Education is listed below.  https://reportcard.education.ohio.gov/school/overview/061960


Spencerville High School:

(419) 647-4111

Grades 9-12

Student Hours: 7:45-2:45


School Day:  School begins at 7:45 am and ends at 2:45 pm.  School was to be in session one hundred seventy-eight (178) days.  School was closed nine (9) days due to inclement weather with four (4) remote learning days.  Students did remote learning from home each Monday through March 2021.  We moved to a two hour delay schedule each Monday in April through the end of the school year to accommodate our remote students, provide our teachers time to meet with students, and prepare for the week with remote students..

Attendance:  There were three hundred nineteen (319) students enrolled in Spencerville High School for the 2020-2021 school year.  Forty-six (46) students attended Apollo Career Center.

The Curriculum: Credits offered in the following areas: agriculture (8), art (6), business education (5), computer (3), English/Language Arts/Speech (9.5), foreign language [Spanish] (4), health/PE (1.75), mathematics (9), music (3), science (6),   social studies (7), work and family life (5)

College Credit Plus Curriculum offered at Spencerville: Accounting I, Accounting II, Computer Applications I, Advanced English III, Advanced English IV, Personal Finance, and American Government

Advanced Curriculum: Chemistry, Physics, Anatomy and Physiology, Calculus, Advanced Senior English, Advanced Junior English, Advanced Sophomore English, Advanced Freshman English

Fine Arts Curriculum: Art I, II, III, IV, V; Instrumental Music/Band; Vocal Music/Choir; Music Theory; Speech; Photography, Advanced Photography I, II; Technical Drawing I, II, III, IV; Yearbook

Extra/Co-Curricular & Clubs:  The high school offered a wide variety of extra-curricular programs and activities including football, golf, cheerleading, volleyball, cross-country, soccer, basketball, wrestling, track, softball, and baseball.  Clubs included SADD, FCCLA, FFA, FCA, Art, Scholastic Team, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Symphonic Band, Choir, Varsity Singers, All-School Musical, Flag Corps, National Honor Society, Science Olympiad, Student Council, Spanish, and Yearbook. 

Special Services:  The high school is assisted by a school psychologist, speech therapist, and county special education supervisor.

Credits Required for Graduation:

21.5 (4 English, 3 Science, 4 Math, 1 Health/PE, 1 American History, 1 American Government, 1 World History, 1 Financial Literacy, 1 Fine Arts, 5 electives)

The Grading Scale:
A 96 - 100 C 77 - 80
A- 94 - 95 C- 74 - 76
B+ 91 - 93 D+ 71 - 73
B 87 - 90 D 67 - 70
B- 84 - 86 D- 64 - 66
C+ 81 - 83 F 0-63

GPA: Calculated at the conclusion of each semester    

Class Rank: Based on total GPA [total grade points divided by total credits attempted.   (Does not include Spencerville Digital Academy students or classes)

Honor Roll: Merit 3.6 - 4.00, Regular 3.00 - 3.59


PLAN (optional for sophomores), PSAT (optional for sophomores and juniors), ACT (all juniors will take in 2022), Seven (7) End of Course Exams (required for class of 2020 through 2022 – English I. English II, Algebra I, Geometry, Biology, American History, Government) 

End of Course Testing Results 2021:

  • English II – 82 tested with 76% proficient or higher
  • Algebra I – 86 with 63% proficient or higher
  • Geometry – 81 with 64% proficient or higher
  • Biology – 100 with 70% proficient or higher
  • American History – 82 with 83% proficient or higher
  • American Government – 64 with 83% proficient or higher

*ACT 2020-2021 Average:                            19.6 Composite (includes all juniors)


Graduates (2020) Post Secondary Plans  
2-year institution 14%
4-year institution 41%
Military  3%
Employment 28%
Other/Unknown 14%

Student Data 2019-2020:

Grade Male Female Total
9th 61 38 99
10th 42 39 81
11th 29 43 72
12th 34 33 67
Total 166 153 319


Ethnic Composition of High School Students
White/Caucasian 291
African-American 5
Multiracial 9
Hispanic 8
Asian/Pacific Islander 6
Alaska Native/American Indian 0


Facts & Figures

Total Student Enrollment: 979

Certified Staff: 36

Classified Staff: 77


Community Profile  

Spencerville was founded in 1844 on the banks of the Miami-Erie Canal.  We are a small  rural community of approximately 2,300 people that is located in Northwest Ohio.

Village of Spencerville Homepage 


Athletics & Activities

The following extracurricular activities are available to all Junior High and High School students at Spencerville Local Schools.  Students are encouraged to participate in activities to create a balance in their educational program.  The clubs and groups sponsored by the school are:

Art Club, Band, Cheer, Choir, Class Officers, FCA, FCCLA, FFA, Flags, Guys with Ties, Girls with Pearls, Musical, NHS, Positive Peers, Power of the Pen, Quiz Bowl (MS/HS), SADD, Spanish Club, STEM Program, Student Council (MS/HS), Yearbook, Youth and Government

*Band and Choir include academic credit.

Athletics, under OHSAA guidelines, include:

High School - Baseball, Basketball (boys & girls), Cross Country (boys & girls), Football, Golf, Soccer (boys & girls), Softball, Track (boys & girls), Volleyball, Wrestling, 

Junior High – Baseball, Basketball (boys & girls), Cross Country (boys & girls), Football, Track (boys & girls), Softball, Volleyball, Wrestling




8th Advanced classes (Math/ELA) 

6th/7th Advanced Math 

Career Tech thru Apollo 

Music Programs 

Digital Academy 


Career Programs

AG/FFA, Apollo, Career Readiness Classes in MS/HS 


College Credit Plus

 Partnerships with UNOH, Rhodes State College, University of Findlay, Franklin University 


Student Services & Programming

 Gifted, Intervention Support, PBIS


Nursing Services

First aid to K-12 students and staff
Assistance with students with chronic diseases such as asthma, diabetes, seizure disorder - ie. checking blood sugars, dosing insulin pumps, using inhalers...
Verification of emergency medical forms completed on all K-12 students
Vision Screens - K, 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th, 11th and any new student in all grades
Hearing Screens - K, 1st, 3rd, 5th, 9th, 11th, and any new student in all grades
Check immunization records and birth certificates on incoming  kindergarteners & new students in all grades
Check immunization status of 7th graders for Tdap and meningitis vaccines and 12th graders for meningitis vaccine
Education - Kindergarten - Handwashing Teaching & 5th grade Puberty Talk
Annual Bloodborne Pathogen Instruction to all staff
Diabetes and Epipen staff training
Influenza and Hepatitis B Vaccines for staff
Emergency Triage Training, including First Aid & CPR instruction
Wellness Committee Co-chair
Dental education for elementary student

Community Connections with Cornerstone of Hope

Cornerstone of Hope Lima provides quality, faith-based counseling to all ages in need of support along their healing journey. We serve people struggling with needs such as abuse, divorce, grief, anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma and a myriad of other challenges. We meet people where they are and extend hope through individual counseling, marriage and family counseling, numerous groups, as well as unique events and trainings in the community. 

Cornerstone of Hope Lima