(Columbus) The Ohio Department of Education has recognized Favorite Hill Primary School, High Street Primary School and Springcreek Primary School as Schools of Promise for the 2010-2011 school year based upon their most recent state report card. An elite group of 122 schools in the state of Ohio were chosen for this achievement.
Schools are selected and recognized based upon their high achievement in reading and mathematics despite the fact that 40 percent or more of their students come from lowincome backgrounds. Students in these schools met or exceeded the state standard of 75 percent passage in reading and/or mathematics for the 2010-2011 school year and met the federal requirement of Adequate Yearly Progress.
Stan W. Heffner, Superintendent of Public Instruction for the Ohio Department of Education, congratulated these schools for closing the achievement gap for students who represent a range of socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds. Schools of Promise in Ohio set a strong example of what is achievable when students, educators, parents and community members come together to help all students succeed. Staff and community have collaborated to support and believe in these students and their ability to achieve at a high level.
CONGRATULATIONS to the staff and students at Favorite Hill Primary School, High Street Primary School and Springcreek Primary School for this accomplishment!