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River View Local Schools earns awards

| October 29, 2014

COLUMBUS – Battelle for Kids will present 21 Ohio schools and 18 Ohio school districts with a 2014 SOAR Award for High Progress in one or more of the following categories on Monday, Nov. 10: Significant Progress Districts, Most Improved Districts, High Progress Schools (grades four through eight), and High Progress Schools (grades nine through 12). These annual awards are designed to acknowledge Ohio schools and districts participating in SOAR, Battelle for Kids’ school improvement collaborative, for their academic progress in multiple grade levels and subjects over the last school year (2013-2014).

River View Local Schools is a recipient of a Most Improved District Award and River View High School is a recipient of a High Progress School (grades nine through 12) Award.

“River View Local is very excited to receive these recognitions,” said Dalton Summers, RVLSD Superintendent. “We have spent the last two years targeting the area of ‘growth’ in each of our buildings as well as district wide. Our staff has devoted a great deal of effort, resources, and time toward the idea of meeting each child, individually, where they are at the beginning of the year, monitoring them constantly using specific data, and making sure they make the adequate growth during the school year. We are pleased to see that our efforts are being validated and that our students at River View are continuing to receive a quality education.”

River View High School also was named a 2014 Ohio School of Promise by the Ohio Department of Education for the first time.

To qualify as a School of Promise, a building must: Serve at least 40 percent economically disadvantaged students. Eighty percent or more of students in grades that took the 2013-2014 Ohio Achievement Assessments and Ohio Graduation Tests must have rated proficient in reading and math, including economically disadvantaged and racial subgroups. Score an Ohio School Report Card grade of A or B on the Annual Measurable Objectives, to narrow performance gabs between student groups. Receive an A, B, or C on student learning progress through the school year and a grade of A or B on high school graduation rate, if they were high schools.

Forty percent or more of RVHS’s students come from low-income homes, but the school has closed the math and reading achievement gap for students from every background.

RVHS is one of only 98 elite School’s of Promise in Ohio.

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