Midview West Elementary and Brookside High School were among the 122 Schools of Promise announced Tuesday by the Ohio Department of Education.
The designation recognizes student and staff achievement but carries no cash award or extra funding, according to department spokesman Patrick Gallaway.
William Emery, president of the board of the Sheffield-Sheffield Lake Schools, said everyone was tickled about the honor.
“We’re very proud of the staff at the high school and the work they’ve done,” Emery said.
Schools of Promise are closing achievement gaps for economically disadvantaged and minority students and outperformed schools statewide in the state accountability system. Results are based on data from the 2010-11 Local Report Cards issued by the state.
The 122 schools have excelled through rigorous coursework and a strong system of learning supports to help students succeed in urban and rural schools, according to a news release.
Besides Midview West and Brookside, Butternut Elementary in North Olmsted also was recognized by Superintendent of Public Instruction Stan W. Heffner.
“This is the 10th year for the Schools of Promise program and we continue to see students who meet high expectations despite the challenges they may face,” Heffner said. “Although students in these schools come from a variety of ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds, they prove that with the right learning supports, they can achieve at high levels. We celebrate their efforts, as well as their continued commitment to education.”
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