NRE named 'School of Promise'

New Richmond Elementary School has received the Ohio Department of Education's prestigious School of Promise award for a third time.

“Schools of Promise and the prestigious High Performing Schools of Honor are examples of what can happen when principals, teachers, parents and community members all believe that children can learn,” said Dr. Richard A. Ross, superintendent of public instruction for Ohio. “These schools overcome challenges, sometimes significant challenges, to provide a high-quality education to Ohio children."

"NRE is very pleased to have been chosen as only one of 141 schools in Ohio as a "School of Promise" by the Ohio Department of Education," said NRE principal Terry Miller. "It is nice to be acknowledged for the hard work that students, staff and families are doing to close achievement gaps in reading and math."

NRE principal Terry Miller, pictured between School Board president Kevin Walriven (left) and NREVSD Supt. Adam Bird will be adding another 'Ohio School of Promise' banner on the school wall.

"I am so thankful for the incredible level of talent, support, and effort that it takes to earn an award like this," said NREVSD Supt. Adam Bird. "NRE is truly blessed to have a great staff, an active PTO, and a student body that wants to grow and learn."

"Congratulations to NRE principal Terry Miller and thanks to her staff from the Board of Education," said New Richmond BOE president Kevin Walriven. "We know a lot of good work went into this accomplishment."

To qualify as a School of Promise, a school must have a 75 percent or better average proficiency rate on the Ohio Achievement Assessments and the Ohio Graduation Tests for the 2012-13 school year. They must also have: a 75 percent proficiency rate in two subgroups; an A or B grade for their annual measurable objective (AMO) for narrowing performance gaps between groups of students on the state school report card; an A, B, or C progress grade on the local school report card; a graduation rate of A or B; and must also serve 40 percent of more economically disadvantage students.

Felicity-Franklin Elementary and Goshen High School also were named Schools of Promise for 2012-2013. Monroe Elementary received the School of Promise award for 2011-2012.

"What they have done is working and I am urging them to help other Ohio schools learn how they can overcome their challenges as well,” said Dr. Ross.

"We have always felt we were on the right track with instruction, intervention and enrichment and this award supports that as well," said Miller. "Thanks and congratulations to all of our N.R.E. community who had a hand in helping achieve this special recognition."

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