John H. Patterson Career Center

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John H. Patterson Career Center
John H. Patterson Career Center
118 E. 1st St.


Coordinates 39°45′45″N84°11′23″W / 39.762462°N 84.189815°W / 39.762462; -84.189815 Coordinates: 39°45′45″N84°11′23″W / 39.762462°N 84.189815°W / 39.762462; -84.189815
TypePublic Secondary
Color(s)Crimson & Gray

The John H. Patterson Career Center was part of Dayton City Schools. The school was closed in 2009 and turned into Ponitz Career Technology Center. The school was named after John Henry Patterson, Dayton native and founder of NCR Corporation. Patterson had a job curriculum, that allowed students, to work full time in their elected field, this unique program, allowed students, to work for two weeks, and attend school for two weeks, dividing the class into sections, this allowed students, to work and earn money, and learn their specific field.


Patterson Co-Op was built in 1952 and was merged with Stivers High School in the 1973–74 school year. [1] and was sometimes referred to as Stivers-Patterson at that point; prior to 1973 the school was most often called John H. Patterson Cooperative High School.


Patterson offered a three-year career-technical certificate in:

Patterson met three of the 12 state indicators for the 2005–2006 school year, earning it a rating of "Continuous Improvement" rating. [2]

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  1. "1979-80 Stivers-Patterson Yearbook". Retrieved 2015-01-26.
  2. "2006 Report Card" (PDF). Ohio Department of Education. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-02-21.
  3. OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site" . Retrieved 2006-12-31.