Reid Elementary School is one of just 22 schools in the state to earn the distinction of being an Ohio School of Promise for its high achievement among all students for 2014-15.
Ohio’s School of Promise program recognizes schools that are closing achievements gaps between economically disadvantaged students and their peers. To qualify, schools must serve a population of at least 40 percent economically disadvantaged students and 80 percent of those students must achieve a score of proficient or higher on reading and math state exams. The school must also earn a progress grade of A or B.
“We are so proud of our students and staff for all their hard work to ensure that every student in our building is successful,” said Reid Principal Ms. Amanda Ike. “While these honors are always nice to receive, the real reward for our teachers and staff is seeing our students grow and learn in an engaging and nurturing environment that is designed to provide students with the support they need to excel.”
Reid School far exceeded the state's School of Promise standards, with 88 percent of economically-disadvantaged students passing the math exam, and 94 percent passing the reading exam. The school also earned an A in progress.
“At Clark-Shawnee, our faculty and staff are committed to working with students and families to help every child succeed to their fullest potential,” said Clark-Shawnee Local Schools Superintendent Mr. Gregg Morris. “Reid School’s honor as a School of Promise is a credit to the excellent teachers and support staff who carry out our student-centered approach to helping students overcome challenges and strive for excellence in all they do.”
Reid Elementary School also earned recognition as a School of Promise in 2012-13, and is the only school on the list in Clark, Champaign, Greene, Montgomery, and other surrounding counties.