WHITEHOUSE, Ohio (WTVG) – Sixteen schools in Ohio and one in the Toledo area have been recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools by US Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona.
Fallen Timbers Middle School in the local Anthony Wayne School District has been recognized as one of 325 schools across the country to receive the Blue Ribbon Honor.
Recognized Ohio schools are:
- Bay Village – Westerly Elementary School, Bay Village City School District.
- Beachwood – Hilltop Elementary School, Beachwood City School District.
- Township – Whipple Heights Elementary School, Perry Local School District.
- Cincinnati – Mariemont High School, City of Mariemont School District.
- Cincinnati – Montgomery Elementary School, Sycamore Community City School District.
- Dublin – Dublin Jerome High School, Dublin City School District.
- Dublin – Sainte Brigid de Kildare Primary School, Columbus Diocese.
- Girard – Girard Intermediate Middle School, Girard City School District.
- Granville – LycÃ©e de Granville, school district in the exempt village of Granville.
- Hudson – Seton Catholic School, Diocese of Cleveland.
- Kettering – Orchard Park Elementary School, Kettering Town School District.
- Logan – Hocking Hills Elementary School, Logan-Hocking Local School District.
- Maria Stein – Local Marion Elementary School, Marion Local School District.
- Minster – Minster Elementary School, Minster Local School District.
- Steubenville – Pugliese Elementary School West, Steubenville City School District.
- Whitehouse – Fallen Timbers Middle School, Anthony Wayne Local School District
Recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress made in reducing achievement gaps among subgroups of students.
The Department recognizes all schools in one of two performance categories, based on all student scores, subgroup scores, and graduation rates:
- Top Performing Exemplary Schools are among the best performing schools in their state, based on state assessments or nationally standardized tests.
- Schools that bridge the achievement gap are among the best performing schools in their state at closing achievement gaps between groups of students in a school and all students
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