Sixteen Ohio schools recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos recognized 16 Ohio schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2018. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. The coveted National Blue Ribbon Schools award affirms the hard work of educators, families and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging and engaging content.
On Nov. 7-8 in Washington, D.C., the secretary and the Department of Education will celebrate all honorees at an awards ceremony. Honorees from Ohio include:
- Bath Elementary School (Revere Local Schools);
- Bluffton Elementary School (Bluffton Exempted Village Schools);
- Brecksville‐Broadview Heights Middle School (Brecksville‐Broadview Heights City Schools);
- Central Elementary School (Lexington Local Schools);
- Hazel Harvey Elementary School (Chippewa Local Schools);
- Indian Riffle Elementary School (Kettering City Schools);
- John Foster Dulles Elementary School (Oak Hills Local Schools);
- Mansfield Spanish Immersion School (Mansfield City Schools);
- Maplewood Elementary School (Maplewood Local Schools);
- Mariemont Elementary School (Mariemont City Schools);
- Mother Teresa Catholic Elementary School (Archdiocese of Cincinnati);
- Notre Dame‐Cathedral Latin School (Diocese of Cleveland);
- Oakwood Elementary School (Paulding Exempted Village Schools);
- Saint Andrew‐Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School (Archdiocese of Cincinnati);
- Stadium Drive Elementary School (Boardman Local Schools);
- Twin Oak Elementary School (Mount Vernon City School).
Schools are honored in one of the following two performance categories based on all student scores, scores of student subgroups and graduation rates:
- Exemplary High Performing Schools are among their state’s highest performing schools as measured by state assessments or nationally normed tests;
- Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing Schools are among their state’s highest performing schools in closing achievement gaps between a school’s subgroups and all students over the past five years.