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Momentum Award




Momentum Award


Congratulations to Coshocton Elementary School!  Through the hard work of its dedicated teachers and hard working students, Coshocton Elementary School has received the “Momentum Award” for a third consecutive year!  The Momentum Award recognizes schools for exceeding expectations in student growth. This is a tremendous accomplishment for our wonderful students and teachers!  

The Momentum Award is presented by the State Board of Education and recognizes schools for exceeding expectations in student growth for the year. Schools must earn straight A’s on all Value-Added measures on the report card, tracking year-over-year test score growth.

 The school or district must have at least two Value-Added subgroups of students, which includes: gifted, lowest 20% in achievement, and students with disabilities. Two hundred and twenty-six schools representing seventy school districts  in Ohio received the Momentum Award for exceeding expectations in student growth for the year.

Dr. David Hire, superintendent of the Coshocton City Schools, had the pleasure of accepting the award.  The award was presented at the Ohio School Boards Association’s Southeast Region Spring Conference held on March 26, 2019 at Sheridan High School.  “The reason it’s important to us is because it shows how much progress students are making,” Dr. Hire said. “It’s pretty remarkable. The staff and students need to be highly commended for getting this award. It’s nice to see them being recognized. It’s truly a team effort.”

“These districts and schools are doing a wonderful job providing students with the tools to succeed — and their students are rising to the challenge.  “Every day, Ohio’s schools do the challenging but rewarding work of educating our students and building the future of our state.” said State Board of Education President Tess Elshoff. “The State Board of Education is proud to recognize these students, teachers, administrators and parents for their accomplishments.”

As a Momentum Award winner, our report card reflects our districts commitment to our students' success by ensuring our districts students exceed the growth expectations.  This award accentuates the consistent dedication and hard work that it takes to grow each and every child academically.