“Even as expectations rise, these communities continue to beat the odds,” said Dr. Lonny J. Rivera, interim state superintendent of public instruction. “Students of every background and ability level deserve the opportunity to succeed, and I’m especially proud of the difference these schools are making in the lives of Ohio’s students.”
Among the criteria schools had to meet to receive these honors include:
Serve at least 40% economically disadvantaged students.
Score an Ohio School Report Card grade of A or B on its Annual Measurable Objective, to narrow performance gaps between student groups.
Receive an Ohio School Report Card A or B on student learning progress through the school year and a grade of A or B on high school graduation rate, if it is a high school.
Have 80% of all subgroups, including racial and ethnic, economically disadvantaged, students with disabilities and English language learners who are Proficient.
Receive an Ohio School Report Card A or B on student learning progress through the school year and a combined five-year graduation rate of 93% or higher, if it is a high school.
Congratulations to all of the schools honored by the Ohio Department of Education. This is much-deserved recognition!