Grove City Record

Local schools earn state honor: School of Promise


Three South-Western elementary schools, a Reynoldsburg elementary school and two Westerville elementary schools were named Schools of Promise on April 2.

Dr. Richard Ross, state superintendent of public instruction, named SWCS’ Monterey, North Franklin and Richard Avenue elementary schools, Reynoldsburg’s Slate Ridge Elementary School and Westerville’s Annehurst and Cherrington elementary schools as Schools of Promise based on their 2011-12 local report cards.

All of the schools earned excellent ratings on the Ohio Department of Education’s local report cards.

To qualify for the recognition, schools must have 75 percent or more of students scoring proficient or better on state achievement tests in mathematics and reading and must have met or exceeded the expected growth for their students using the value-added measure for the most recent year.

Ross announced that 164 schools statewide were named as Schools of Promise.

The Arts & College Preparatory Academy, a high school located at 4401 Hilton Corporate Drive in east Columbus and the Columbus Preparatory Academy, an elementary school located at 3330 Chippewa Street in west Columbus, also were named to the list. The latter earned an “excellent with distinction” on the state report card.