Excellent with Distinction

Students from the Kent City Schools carried a banner celebrating the district’s “Excellent with Distinction” rating from the Ohio Department of Education in Kent State University’s Homecoming parade on October 20.

Kent City Schools are officially rated “Excellent with Distinction.”  This is the highest mark awarded by the Ohio Department of Education.

In addition, every Kent school achieved an “Excellent” rating.  Two elementary schools, Longcoy and Walls, were rated “Excellent with Distinction.”  Roosevelt High School, Stanton Middle School, Davey Elementary, Franklin Elementary and Holden Elementary all attained an “Excellent” rating.

This is the first time since the inception of the federal No Child Left Behind mandate in 2001 that all of Kent’s individual school buildings have received the “Excellent” rating.

In order to receive the coveted “Excellent with Distinction” rating, the Kent district had to earn a Performance Index of 100 or above.  Kent’s score was 100.3.  A district must also score “Above Growth in Value Added” in grades 3 to 8, which Kent did.  In addition, Kent’s overall percentage point gain is 101.3 percentile points on all tests.

Congratulations to all of the students, teachers, and parents for making this happen!