Ohio Department of Education Recognizes Schools of Promise and Schools of Honor
Release date: 12/17/2018
Throughout Ohio, there are many schools where each and every day students are being challenged, prepared and empowered. Today, Ohio is recognizing 67 schools with a substantial proportion of economically disadvantaged students (40 percent or more) for reaching high academic achievement.
The Ohio Department of Education named four Schools of Promise, three High Performing Schools of Honor and 66 High Progress Schools of Honor. Each program has its own criteria. Four schools received more than one award.
You can find a complete list of Schools of Promise and Schools of Honor by clicking here.
“Ohio’s students can do amazing things, and these schools are creating the right conditions to close achievement gaps and address the issues that sometimes prevent students from taking full advantage of educational opportunities,” said Paolo DeMaria, superintendent of public instruction. “These schools are clearly advancing the vision of Ohio’s strategic plan for education, Each Child, Our Future. Congratulations to these schools, their teachers and administrators for making a real difference in the lives of their students.”
To qualify as a School of Promise, a school must meet these criteria:
- Serve at least 40 percent economically disadvantaged students;
- Eighty percent or more of students in each grade and for each subgroup who took the 2017-2018 Ohio’s State Tests, including end-of-course exams if applicable, must be rated Proficient in reading and math. Subgroups include economically disadvantaged, English language learners, students with disabilities and all racial/ethnic groups;
- Score an Ohio School Report Card grade of A or B on the Gap Closing component, demonstrating a narrowing of performance gaps between student groups; and
- Receive an A or B on the Progress component and a grade of A or B on high school graduation rate, if it is a high school.
The Schools of Honor initiative builds on the Schools of Promise program, recognizing schools that exceed Schools of Promise criteria.
To be a High Performing School of Honor, a school must:
- Be a Title I recipient or Title I eligible and serve 40 percent or more economically disadvantaged students;
- Have 90 percent or more of all students score Proficient or higher in reading and math on statewide assessments (i.e., Ohio Achievement Assessments, Ohio Graduation Tests and Ohio’s State Tests) over the last five years;
- Have 80 percent of each subgroup, including racial and ethnic, economically disadvantaged, students with disabilities and English language learners, score Proficient or higher;
- Score an Ohio School Report Card grade of A, B or C on its Gap Closing component, demonstrating a narrowing of performance gaps between student groups; and
- Receive an A or B on the Progress component and, if applicable, a combined five-year graduation rate of 93 percent or higher.
To be a High Progress School of Honor
, a school must:
- Be a Title I recipient or Title I-eligible school and serve 40 percent or more economically disadvantaged students;
- Show gains on its combined reading and math proficiency rate in each of the past five years (between 2014 and 2018) that meet or exceed the 90th percentile of all statewide gains (subject results are combined and aggregated for grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 10);
- If a high school, show gains in its graduation rate over the past five years (between 2013 and 2017) that meet or exceed the 90th percentile of all statewide gains in graduation;
- If applicable, the overall Progress grade must be an A or B for each of the three most recent years (2016, 2017, 2018 report cards); and
- Have a Gap Closing grade of A, B or C for the 2017-2018 school year.