Eastwood Elementary recognized as High Performing School

Press Staff Writer

        Eastwood Elementary has been recognized as a National Blue Ribbon Exemplary High Performing School by the United States Department of Education.
        “It is one of the most prestigious awards a school can earn,” Superintendent Brent Welker said in an email update to the community on Sept. 24.
        Eastwood Elementary was among 16 Ohio schools to receive the distinction. Schools in each state are recognized as high performing based on all student scores, student subgroup scores and graduation rates (if applicable), a release from the Ohio Department of Education said.
        “A huge thank you to our staff who work to go above and beyond to serve our kids,” Welker said. “This award also recognizes the hard work and dedication of our students and their families.”
         The award recognizes outstanding student performance over a period of years, Welker said. Data comes from performance on the state assessments for Eastwood Elementary School’s third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students. Over the measurement window, the students were educated at Eastwood Middle School, Luckey Elementary School, Pemberville Elementary School and Eastwood Elementary School.
        “This award is shared by all those teachers and administrators who made a difference in the lives of their students,” Welker said.
        “Not to single anyone out in particular, but current elementary school principal, Joe Wank, was there for all of it. His leadership, along with Tom Lingenfelder, Ed Eding, Jodi Zunk, Melissa Wagoner and Gary Gardner helped pave the way,” Welker said. “Our primary teachers built the foundational skills, and our third through fifth-grade staff, along with all of the instructional aides, guided our students and helped them become the best they could be.”


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