Awardees and Selection Criteria Media Release announcing 2011-12 awardees
Release date: 4/2/2013
COLUMBUS – Dr. Richard A. Ross, superintendent of public instruction, announced today that 164 schools are named as Schools of Promise based on their 2011-2012 Local Report Cards. The award program recognizes schools attaining solid student achievement in reading and mathematics while serving a significant number of economically disadvantaged students.
“For years our Schools of Promise program has identified schools with great results despite facing challenging circumstances,” said Ross. “Our Schools of Promise do not let circumstance determine outcomes and do not let obstacles keep them from providing a quality education. Our Schools of Promise prove that there’s no reason why Ohio cannot be a national leader in providing a high-quality education in every district for every child.”
At the Schools of Promise, 75 percent or more of students score proficient or better on statewide achievement tests in reading and mathematics. The selected schools also are addressing achievement gaps, because the 75 percent proficiency measure applies to students in subgroups of 10 or more defined by race and economic disadvantagement. Schools of Promise have 40 percent or more of their students eligible for free or reduced-price meals.
To be selected for Schools of Promise status, school buildings also must have meet or exceed the expected growth for their students using the Value-Added measure for the most recent year. High schools also must have had an 85 percent graduation rate.
Now in its eleventh year, the Superintendent’s Schools of Promise program shows what is possible when students, educators, parents and community members come together and believe all children can succeed. The schools selected for this honor are choosing effective strategies and setting an example for others.
For a list of Schools of Promise by county, click here. The selected schools will be receiving a Schools of Promise banner to display in their buildings.