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Garfield School District Recieves State’s Momentum Award


Garrettsville – On November 3, 2017, the James A. Garfield Local School District was recognized by the State Board of Education for an excellent academic accomplishment.

The Momentum Award is presented by the State Board of Education and recognizes schools for exceeding expectations in student growth for the year.

To earn this distinct honor, schools must earn straight A’s on all Value-Added measures on the report card. 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. Garfield was one of only 65 districts in the entire state of Ohio to receive these exemplary scores.

This award is affirmation of the outstanding work done by the staff and students at JAG. It is proof that an education at James A. Garfield is customized to meet the learning needs of all students. It certainly means that students at James A. Garfield enjoy greater than expected growth in reading and mathematics.

A rich tradition of academic excellence has become a standard of the Garfield community. The district is proud to accept this award from the State Board of Education. Today and everyday we are proud to be Gmen!

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