The Ohio Department of Education established the High Performing Schools of Honor and High Progress Schools of Honor programs to recognize schools with at least 40 percent disadvantaged students that have maintained or increased reading, math or graduation achievement over five years. These schools are proud examples of what can happen when school leaders, teachers, parents and community members come together believing that all children can learn.
The High Progress Schools of Honor:
Scored in the top 10 percent of schools that showed combined gains in reading and math in all tested grades over five years.
Teachers in this year’s 90 Schools of Honor uniformly believe that every child can learn despite the challenges presented by their backgrounds and experiences. And what these schools have done is working.
(excerpt from Dr. Richard Ross, State of Ohio Superintendnet)