Mount Gilead Middle School Earns Momentum Award for Growth


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MOUNT GILEAD — The state board of education has recognized Mount Gilead Middle School for exceeding expectations in academic student growth.

The school is one of 214 school buildings in the state to earn the Momentum Award for the 2016-17 year.

“These districts and schools are doing a wonderful job providing students with the tools to succeed — and their students are rising to the challenge,” 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.”

School Superintendent Jeff Thompson said, “We are extremely proud of this recognition and accomplishment.” Thompson also stated “This is the second year in a row that the middle school has earned the Momentum Award.”

Any Ohio school or district is eligible for the Momentum Award if it receives 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 include gifted, lowest 20 percent in achievement and students with disabilities.

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