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A Tradition of Excellence

Goshen Local School District is a growing district of 2,872 students which strives to ensure that all students perform at continuously higher levels.

The vision of the Goshen Local School District is to be a district of excellence where students achieve their fullest potential through high-quality instruction, a state of the art learning environment and strong accountability systems to ensure we meet the needs of every student.

Accomplishments and Accolades

The safest possible educational environment. Innovative, future-oriented academic programs. Fun, challenging, successful extracurricular offerings.  GLSD never waivers from our goal of creating truly excellent generations of Warriors.
 
These are just some of Goshen's recent achievements.

Goshen families save on college tuition with record Advanced Placement and dual credit success.

photo of student and staff memberGoshen High School continues to expand opportunities for students to take college courses on campus, which saves money on college tuition for Goshen families.
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126 hours of college credits are available over 30 college courses offered at GHS.
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In 2019, GHS students earned 1,810 college credit hours, saving Goshen families $2.3 million dollars in college tuition!
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Every GHS student has free access to professional ACT test preparation courses. GHS students earned over $4 million in scholarships last year!
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GHS students can become credentialed in many different pathways including:
ADOBE, Microsoft, COMPTIA, NCCER Carpentry, NRF, Servsafe, Certified Logistics, EMT, and more.
 

Goshen Middle School one of only 20 out of 1,000 middle schools in Ohio to earn "School to Watch" honors 

Schools to watch logoThe work of our outstanding students and staff at Goshen Middle School has been recognized by the Ohio Department of Education and the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform. Goshen Middle School was officially redesignated as an “Ohio Schools to Watch” by the Ohio Department of Education for 2019-2020.
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Goshen Middle School offers 29 accelerated courses and five high school courses for students looking to get a jump start on graduation. 170 students earned high school credit last year!
 

Our focus on equitable access to technology ensures that Goshen students get a great education no matter where or how they learn

Every Goshen student in grades K through 12 is provided a laptop for use at school and at home.
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Using grants and government funding, Goshen is expanding our outdoor wireless network to cover the entire campus, ensuring access to free, high speed internet for all students and families.
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During the 2020-2021 school year, GLSD began offering free wireless hotspots to students in need, ensuring that our remote learners are able to continue their education while working through the many obstacles of the last year.
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Career-oriented student programs highlight technology and success after graduation

Photo of students at career eventGoshen offers extensive work-based learning opportunities, promoting high-quality career readiness skills.
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Goshen has a proud partnership with community services.  These partnerships are vital in giving students opportunities to explore future careers in the police, fire and EMT fields.
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By analyzing student aptitude and interest assessments and partnering with local businesses, Goshen is placing high school students into internships in fields that match their career interests.
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Technology skills programs available to students include Robotics Club, Cyber Patriot online threat detection team, GMS Gateway to Technology STEM program, and courses in a variety of fields like engineering, web development, media studies, digital video, music, and art production, and more!
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In school and community programs prioritize emphasis on physical and emotional health of every student

Goshen's long partnership with our Warrior families and community is a point of pride for our staff and students.  We know that a student's success is just one brick in a foundation built by families, teachers, administrators, and every school employee who cares so much about children.  The evidence of our deep commitment can be found in our many, many annual programs, including:
 
Building counselors, Behavior/Mental Health Specialist and Child Focus mental health professionals assist students and staff with mental health issues.
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Two full-time resource officers are on duty and on campus during school hours.
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GMS and GHS Hope Squad student-led peer to peer support program implemented to improve physical and emotional health of classmates and promote a caring school environment.
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GLSD resource officers, food services staff, and many other educators worked to deliver food across the community during the COVID-19 remote learning period in the second half of the 2019-20 school year.
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GMS Tribe Time builds student ownership of learning and behavior through building wide book studies and character education.
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PBIS, Character Education and Olweus anti-bullying programs are implemented yearly in all buildings.
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Ascend Academy alternative program provides a diverse learning setting, increasing attendance and supporting emotional needs of students.
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Annual efforts to help those in need such as Stuff the Bus, Hoxworth Blood Drive, Random Acts of Kindness club, hundreds of lunches donated to the homeless, GHS Project Dragonfly, and partnerships resulting in time and financial donations to Hospice Care of Blue Ash, Venetian Gardens retirement community, Hoops for Heart, United Methodist Church, The Leukemia and Lymphoma society, and so many more!
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Goshen's outstanding staff and supportive community make GLSD a "Top" place to work

Topr Work Place BannerThe Cincinnati Enquirer named Goshen Local Schools a Top Workplace for the third consecutive year. Thanks to our staff for everything that they do to make our schools and community a great place to live, learn, and work.
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cincy magazine screenshotGoshen Local Schools was named a Top Public School System in the Cincy Magazine Ratings of schools in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky region.


Goshen High School is ranked in the top 12% of all Ohio High Schools and top 14% nationally  in the US News and World Report rankings based upon how their students performed on state assessments and their college readiness.
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GLSD joins forces with the ODE and Harvard University to increase college readiness and enrollment

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The Ohio Department of Education and the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University chose Goshen as one of 30 schools to receive a grant to implement and evaluate programs increase college readiness and college enrollment.
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step up to quality awardGoshen Early Childhood Education Programs once again earn the State of Ohio's highest rating; 5 Stars!!
Achieving a 5-Star Rating means that our Goshen programs have demonstrated a level of quality that meets all the requirements.
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The Goshen Board of Education was presented the Gold Award for being recognized as an Effective School Board for the 2019-20 school year. 
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SR_artwork.pngGLSD partners with the Ohio Department of Education for Striving Readers Grant
The three-year grant focuses on serving the greatest numbers of students living in poverty, students with disabilities, English learners and students identified as having a reading disability.  Goshen was awarded $116,000.00 to work with our students in grades 9-12.

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Explanation

Now in its seventh year of development and being released statewide for the sixth time, the Quality Profile is sponsored by the Alliance for High Quality Education, a statewide education consortium that works to improve educational opportunities for students and to represent member districts on matters of educational policy and funding.

Called the “Quality Profile”, the report includes the many accountability measures that define a high-quality education but are not necessarily captured by the State report card or other statistical measures.

This Quality Profile helps to evaluate the effectiveness of a school district beyond standardized testing measures. We believe that a quality school district is the sum of the many, many services it strives to provide for our students and community.  The Quality Profile details Goshen's efforts in categories including academics, arts, student leadership and activities, fiscal stewardship, parent and community involvement, and student services.

We are proud of the accomplishments of our students, staff, school and community!

Thank you for entrusting us with your child’s education.