ROSS TWP. —
Ross High School is one of four Southwest Ohio high schools to be designated as a 2015 National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education.
Ross is the only Butler County school district to earn the honor this year.
The National Blue Ribbon Schools program recognizes elementary, middle and high schools that have worked towards significantly closing the achievement gap or have students who continually perform at very high levels.
“This award is a testament not only to the outstanding individuals who work with our children each day, but also to the parents and other community members who support our schools in many ways,” said Ross Superintendent Greg Young in a press release. “The Ross School District is blessed to have hard working students, committed staff members, exemplary administrators, and a supportive community.”
Ross High School has been consistently ranked at the highest level on the Ohio Department of Education’s State Report Card and the school’s most recent graduation rate of 98.6 percent marked four consecutive years that the graduation rate was above 97 percent, according to the district.
Of the 335 public and private schools recognized by Department of Education on Monday as National Blue Ribbon Schools, 14 are located in Ohio.
Other Southwest Ohio schools to earn the distinction include:
- Goshen High School (Clermont County)
- Wyoming Middle School (Hamilton County)
- Lynchburg-Clay Elementary School (Highland County)
Representatives from each school will travel to Washington, D.C., for a recognition ceremony on Nov. 9 and 10 held by Department of Education.