Solon City School District

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Solon City Schools
Solon City Schools Logo.jpg
Type and location
Type Public
Grades Pre-Kindergarten through High School
Established 1895
Region US-OH
Country United States
Location Solon, Ohio
Coordinates 41°23′24″N 81°26′32″W / 41.39000°N 81.44222°W / 41.39000; -81.44222Coordinates: 41°23′24″N 81°26′32″W / 41.39000°N 81.44222°W / 41.39000; -81.44222
District information
President Julie Glavin[1]
Vice-president Dorothy Seibert
Superintendent Joe Regano
Asst. Superintendent Deborah Siegel
Accreditation(s) Ohio Department of Education
Schools Solon High School
Solon Middle School
Orchard Middle School
Arthur Road Elementary School
Lewis Elementary School
Parkside Elementary School
Roxbury Elementary School
Budget $70 million[2][3]
NCES District ID 3904660[4]
Students and staff
Students 5069[3]
Teachers 278[3]
Student-teacher ratio 18.23
Athletic Conference Northeast Ohio Conference[5]
District Mascot Comets[5]
Colors      Navy Blue
     White
     Gold[5]
Other information
Website www.solonschools.org

Solon City School District is a public school district serving Solon, Ohio and Glenwillow, Ohio, which are southeastern suburbs of Cleveland in the Northeast Ohio Region, the 15th largest Combined Statistical Area in the United States.

Schools[edit]

Parkside Elementary School

High School[edit]

Junior High School[edit]

  • Solon Middle School

Middle School[edit]

  • Orchard Middle School

Primary School[edit]

  • Arthur Road Elementary School
  • Dorothy E. Lewis Elementary School
  • Parkside Elementary School
  • Roxbury Elementary School

History[edit]

Academics[edit]

Solon High School

In 2012, Solon achieved a rating of 111.2 on the Ohio state performance index and for the 13th consecutive year, the district met all 26 indicators measured on the state report card.[6][7] This rating kept the Solon school district among the top five school districts in the state of Ohio, in 2012 ranking #3. The district was listed in Forbes "Top 20 Best Schools for Your Housing Buck" in 2013 at #18.[8]

In 2013, Solon High School was listed as #107 on Newsweek's annual list of America's Best High Schools.[9] The school was given a Gold Ranking and listed #264 by US News and World Report, #11 in Ohio, and #100 nationally in STEM.[10]

In 2013, Solon High School was awarded the prestigious Red Quill Award from the ACT organization for the sixth consecutive year, and the Red Quill Legacy Award for the second consecutive year, for excellent overall student scores on the ACT (Test).[11] Solon was the only Ohio school to receive the award and one of 21 in the Midwest.[12]

The Solon City School District has also gained recognition for its Science Olympiad and Academic Challenge[13] teams. Among numerous other awards, the Solon Middle School Science Olympiad has taken 1st place at the past six national tournaments (2008-2013), and Solon High School has placed 1st at the past three national tournaments(2011-2013). Members and coaches from both teams have been invited to the annual White House Science Fair multiple times.[14]

Blue Ribbon Awards[edit]

Schools of the district have been recognized by the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program, considered to be the highest honor an American school can achieve, multiple times over the past few decades. Arthur Road Elementary School, Dorothy E. Lewis Elementary School, and Parkside Elementary School have each been recognized, in 2005, 2006, and 2009, respectively.[15]

Solon Middle School received an award in 2010 [16] and Orchard Middle School was one of only two public middle schools in Ohio to receive a Blue Ribbon School Award in 2013.[17]

Solon High School is one of few schools to have received Blue Ribbon awards twice, both in 1991 and 2009.[18]

Board of education[edit]

Current leaders and board members are:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Solon City Schools Directory". Solon City Schools. 2014. Retrieved August 23, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Solon City School District Financial Forecast and Review". Solon City Schools. 2013. Retrieved August 23, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "Solon City Schools Directory Information". Institute of Education Sciences National Center for Education Statistics. 2012. Retrieved August 23, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for Solon City". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved August 23, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association member directory". Retrieved 2010-02-17. 
  6. ^ "Final State Report Card Release Confirms Solon Earns Northeast Ohio’s #1 Report Card grade and Excellent with Distinction rating". Solon City Schools. February 28, 2013. Retrieved August 22, 2014. 
  7. ^ "2011 - 2012 School Year Report Card". Ohio Department of Education. 2012. Retrieved August 22, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Celebrating A for Achievement on Ohio’s New Report Card". Solon City Schools. 2013. Retrieved August 23, 2014. 
  9. ^ "America’s Best High Schools". Newsweek. 2013. Retrieved August 22, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Solon High School Overview". US News and World Report. 2014. Retrieved August 23, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Solon High School College Profile". Solon City Schools. 2013. Retrieved August 23, 2014. 
  12. ^ Price, Kyla (February 7, 2013). "Solon only high school in Ohio to receive Red Quill Legacy Award". The Plain Dealer Cleveland.com. Retrieved August 22, 2014. 
  13. ^ Price, Kyla (February 28, 2013). "Solon takes top spot on WEWS TV-5 "Academic Challenge" show". The Plain Dealer Cleveland.com. Retrieved August 23, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Solon High School Science Olympiad". Science Olympiad scioly.org. 2013. Retrieved November 2, 2013. 
  15. ^ "National Blue Ribbon Schools Program Schools Recognized 1982 Through 2013". United States Department of Education. 2013. Retrieved August 23, 2014. 
  16. ^ Price, Kyla (October 2, 2010). "Solon and Chagrin Falls schools earn Blue Ribbon Award". The Plain Dealer Cleveland.com. Retrieved August 22, 2014. 
  17. ^ Cooper, Mitch (September 26, 2013). "Orchard Middle School Named National Blue Ribbon School". Patch Media. Retrieved August 22, 2014. 
  18. ^ Pace, Pattie (September 25, 2008). "Solon High gets A Blue Ribbon". The Plain Dealer Cleveland.com. Retrieved August 22, 2014. 

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