This marks the fourth year that the award has been given to schools who meet the criteria. In 2016, North Elementary also received the recognition for outstanding academic progress.
"As a Momentum Award winner, your school’s report card shows the Freshman School is committed to its students’ success by ensuring students exceeded the growth expectations in English language arts and mathematics," said Tess Elshoff, state board of education president, in a letter announcing the recognition. "I also congratulate you on recruiting and motivating the high-quality leaders and staff needed to make this happen."
Ohio’s strategic plan for education, Each Child, Our Future, is the state’s plan to ensure each student is challenged, prepared and empowered for his or her future by way of an excellent pre-kindergarten through grade 12 education.
"The mission is to prepare students for a future that has yet to be written," Elshoff said. "Many consider this to be a daunting endeavor. Your education team, however, has clearly embraced this challenge. I want you to know how much we appreciate your leadership and the dedication your team has to providing a high-quality experience for all students."