On Dec. 17, Groveport Madison Schools officials received notice from the Ohio Department of Education that the district was one of the 28 Ohio school districts to earn the state’s “Momentum Award” for 2018.
Recipients of the Momentum Award must receive straight “A’s” on all Value-Added measures on the 2018 State Report Card, and at least two Value-Added subgroups of students, which include gifted, lowest 20 percent in achievement and students with disabilities.
“This is incredible news,” said Groveport Madison Schools Superintendent, Garilee Ogden. “Our staff has been working extremely hard to raise student achievement across all grade levels and to ensure that each of our students receives the best possible education we can provide. I am immensely proud of our staff, and I applaud them for attaining this remarkable accomplishment.”
On the 2018 State Report Card, the district earned an “A” on the Value-Added grade, meaning students achieved more than a year’s-worth of academic growth over the course of the year. The district received an “A” grade for the academic growth of its students who have struggled the most (the lowest 20 percent of achievers), an “A” Value Added grade for students with disabilities, and an “A” Value Added grade for students who are receiving gifted services.
“Over the past two years, we have built a strong foundation from which to build upon,” said Ogden. “We will continue to push forward to ensure our students recognize their full potential – and that they graduate from Groveport Madison Schools with many good options from which to begin building their future.”