Small Town Ohio Schools Excel In The Midst Of Hard Times
Kids in the small but close-knit family town of Warren, Ohio are proving that it’s more than possible to make the grade and stay in school, even in the midst of the hardest of times.
The city, which saw a slew of killings, lay-offs and all out negativity this summer, finally has a reason to celebrate….and the kids to thank.
Although data released by the Ohio Department of Education remains preliminary, Warren City Schools have reason to celebrate.
After several years of being on Academic Watch, Warren appears to have climbed to Continuous Improvement based on its 2011-12 Ohio State Report Card.
“We’ve worked hard and it shows in our improvement,” said Melissa Watson, teaching and learning director at Warren. “We have an idea where we are and where we need to focus. We’ll continue working hard, improving and moving forward.”
Based on the 2011-12 data, of Trumbull County’s other 19 public school districts, 11 rated Excellent, four rated Effective and four earned Excellent with Distinction.
During the last few weeks, ODE employees have worked diligently to upload and verify remaining data for school improvement purposes,” explained Michael L. Sawyers, Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction.
“As we wait for additional information related to the investigation by the Auditor of State, ODE remains committed to sharing existing data so that students, parents, educators and the public can be informed about the progress of our schools.”
Congratulations to these kids and this school system for a job well done.