The Lakota Local School District received the 2013 SOAR Award for High Progress in the significant progress district category.
It was one of only 14 districts statewide and 16 individual schools to win an award from Battelle for Kids in one of four categories, based on data from the 2012-13 school year.
“It is an honor to recognize these schools and districts for their extraordinary progress with students,’’ said Jim Mahoney, Battelle’s executive director.
“The exceptional growth these educators have made with students is a testament to the hard work they’ve put forth to improve their schools and districts. The award recipients are to be applauded for their efforts to advance student learning.”
The 11-year-old, non-profit group has become a school improvement collaborative that offers services, professional development and benefits to its 110 Ohio school district members.
Other local recipients were:
- Mason City School District, significant progress district and most improved district
- Mariemont City School District, most improved district
- Monroe Local School District, significant progress district; and Monroe Elementary School, high progress school