Elgin Elementary received the distinct honor from the Ohio Department of Education being named as a High Progress School of Honor.
Elgin Elementary was the ONLY elementary school in Marion to receive this honor, and principal Nicole Sterling was incredibly excited about the hard work paying off.
"We have really worked on strategizing our literacy framework and streamlining how we teach Math to focus on the areas our students need the most help in," Sterling said. "We have added in several programs and curriculum tools to help with this, but most importantly, our teachers have worked their tails off to make sure they are implementing effective, data-driven instruction in their classrooms."
What does this mean? Elgin Elementary is on the cutting edge, doing its best to serve its students, close gaps in test scores, have students rated Proficient in Reading and Math. To qualify as a High Progress School of Honor, Elgin Elementary needed to show that it served at least 40% economically disadvantaged students, that it showed gaines on its combined reading and math proficiency rayte in each of the past five years, from 2014-2018, that met or exceeded the 90th percentile of all statewide gains, have a Progress grade of at least and A or B on the school report card for the last 3 years, and have a Gap Closing grade of an A, B or C for last school year.