New Carlisle Elementary Wins Momentum Award
New Carlisle Elementary is a recipient of the 2016 Momentum Award, a recognition from the Ohio Department of Education of the school’s A rating on the progress measure of the state report card.
New Carlisle Elementary is one of only 169 schools – or about five percent of all public schools in Ohio - to win the Momentum Award for its performance on the 2015-16 State Report Card. Just four schools in Clark County earned the award, and New Carlisle is the only elementary school in the county to do so.
"I'd like our staff to proactively assist our students to become unique problem solvers and critical thinkers and not necessarily test takers,” said Superintendent Norm Glismann. “The NCES staff has certainly taken that message to heart. Congratulations to Mrs. Randenburg and the students and staff at NCES on this wonderful accomplishment!"
The Momentum Award is given to schools that exceed expected growth for student by earning an A on all four categories of the value-added component of the state report card. That means that on average all students grew by more than expected over the school year, and that students with disabilities, gifted students, and students who score in the lowest 20 percent on state exams also exceeded those growth expectations.
“We all work very hard at New Carlisle Elementary to help all students achieve more, whatever that more is for them,” said New Carlisle Elementary Principal Kathryn Randenburg. “Every student is different and has their own challenges and at New Carlisle Elementary we strive to meet everyone where they are and help them grow, learn and be a better person. New Carlisle Elementary has a very special, dedicated and amazing staff, and I am proud to be a part of it.”