Goshen Local School District

GHS and SES earn "School of Honor" and "School of Promise" awards

For the second year in a row Goshen High School was designated a "School of Promise" and a “High Performing School of Honor,” a title awarded to only 48 schools. Also for a third year in a row the Department of Education named Spaulding Elementary a “School of Promise,” a designation given to only 98 a schools in the state.

Principal's Tom Turner and Nick Inabnitt echoed each others sentiments stating, “We are proud of our staff and students for what they have accomplished. These awards are a byproduct of hard work and teamwork by everyone associated with Goshen Local Schools.”

The Schools of Promise designation recognizes school buildings attaining solid student achievement in reading and mathematics including those that come from economically disadvantaged homes. As an incentive to help close student achievement gaps, the Ohio Department of Education developed the Schools of Promise program to highlight buildings that are making substantial progress in ensuring high achievement for students of all background and learning types.

The "High Performing Schools of Honor"initiative represents an even more prestigious expansion of the existing Schools of Promise program. In order to be named a High Performing School of Honor, the following criteria must be met:

High Performing Schools of Honor must have a 90 percent or better average proficiency rate over a five-year period on the Ohio Graduation Test plus meet several other criteria.
Goshen High School 2013 average was 92.4%
Other criteria are as follows:
A 75 percent proficiency level for students with disabilities, economically disadvantaged students, students from racial or ethnic subgroups, and English Language Learners on the same tests;
An annual measurable objective report card grade of A, B, or C. Goshen High School received an A.
A graduation rate over a five-year period of 90 percent or higher. Goshen High School has a five-year graduation rate of 94.7%
The school must also be Title 1 eligible and serve 40 percent or more economically disadvantaged students.
Superintendent Darrell Edwards stated “ I am proud of the fact that the Ohio Department of Education has recognized Goshen Local Schools as a strong example of what is possible when students, educators, parents and community members are united in the belief that every student can succeed. We have outstanding teachers, administration, and a Board of Education that every day come to school and make a difference in the lives of every child. ”