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Students in the St. Bernard-Elmwood Place City Schools increased their performance on 16 of the 23 tests administered by the State of Ohio during the 2016-17 school year. Significant gains occurred in grade three English language arts, grade three mathematics, and high school American government.

Despite these increases, much work remains to be done to improve student academic performance. Therefore, the district is taking the following steps for the 2017-18 school year:

* The district has secured content experts to assist teachers in delivering rigor-focused classroom instruction.
* The administrative team has received training to better support teachers in effectively preparing students for 21st century learning.
* All science teachers will continue to emphasize inquiry-based learning, a technique which has resulted in measurable gains at the 5th grade level.
* Both elementary schools will implement a new K-3 mathematics program this year, and teachers have been trained to improve student content mastery; this program will be implemented in grades 4-8 for the 2018-19 school year.
* The junior high school has a new, computer-based reading intervention program, READ 180, designed to improve student reading skills for success in all classes.
* Every student in grades 3-6 will have access to a ChromeBook in the classroom this year, with the goal of providing this opportunity to students district-wide over the next few years.

Staff members consider it a privilege to help all students in the St. Bernard-Elmwood Place schools reach their potential, but the formula for student success involves a partnership. The district hopes to develop that partnership between parents and teachers to insure that students attend school every day, arrive on time, and complete classroom and homework assignments successfully. Parents and teachers working together provide the help and support that will enable students to meet learning goals at each grade level.

Everyone is looking forward with pride to the opening of a new pre-K to 12 building in 2020. The district website ( will have regular updates on the building progress.