Adrian Elementary School was recently recognized as a “School of Promise” by the Ohio Department of Education. This distinction is given to schools that the state has identified as taking exceptional steps to ensure high achievement for all students based on the previous year’s state report card.
The state identifies schools where the achievement of state standards differs between ethnic groups, creating an achievement gap. The School of Promise distinction is given to schools where, although the demographic of the students would likely result in an achievement gap, the teaching and educational environment is so strong that the achievement gap is significantly decreased on non-existent.
Adrian Elementary was identified because although more than 40 percent of the students come from low-income households, all of the students are achieving academically at a high level.
As one of only 122 elite schools across Ohio, Adrian’s recognition for their continued pursuit of excellence in the classroom will allow them to participate in the School for Promise program. The ODE has identified five major themes in Schools of Promise: instituting strong instructional leadership, establishing a school culture that values individual students, designing instruction to ensure student success, providing rigorous instruction aligned with the standards, and engaging parents and the community to support student success.
The program was designed by the Department of Education to raise awareness of schools working to close the achievement gap.
Congratulations to Adrian Elementary for their achievement and academic success!