Articles About academic achievement

  • High school honors top academics

    The Yellow Springs High School 2013 inductees into the National Honor Society are, from left, back row, Christina Brewer, Lillian Rudolf, Paloma Wiggins, Ali Solomon, Taylor Ford; front row, Rachel Meyer, Kirsten Denman, Zoey McKinley and Erin Grote. Not pictured is Angela Allen. There have been 876 YSHS students in the National Honor Society since 1938. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Yellow Springs High School recognized many of its students, especially its seniors, at the annual scholarship awards ceremony on Wednesday, May 15.

  • Three students recognized as National Merit Scholars

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    Three Yellow Springs High School students were honored by the National Merit Scholarship Program this year.

  • National Merit Scholars, 2010

    Three Yellow Springs High School seniors were recognized as National Merit Commended Students this fall. Megan Hammond, Philip Kellogg and Lauren Westendorf were selected largely based on their performance on the preliminary SAT test they took last year. The three honor roll and National Honor Society members are in the top 2 percent of the approximately 1.5 million students who took the test. (photo by Lauren Heaton)

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  • 142 students make the grade

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    Each quarter the secondary schools in the Yellow Springs district commend students in grades seven through 12 who have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or above. The following is the list of students at McKinney Middle School, Yellow Springs High School and the Greene County Career Center who have attained that goal for […]

  • Dance with distinction

    At the end of the school day last Friday a group of Yellow Springs High School students couldn’t stop from running out to the middle of the gym floor in front of the entire student body to move to the jams of local band Forget the Glory, playing dance music on the gym stage. YSHS and McKinney held a short celebration that day to honor themselves as part of a school of excellence with distinction, the top rating possible based on state tests. (photo by Lauren Heaton)

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  • Schools earn highest honor

    For two consecutive years Yellow Springs students showed continuous academic improvement, which raised the school district’s designation from a school of excellence to a school of excellence with distinction, the highest rating in the state.

  • Achievement gap complex, but true

    When Joyce McCurdy accepted a teaching position in the Yellow Springs School District, there was a black chief of police, a black member of Council, and a black member of school board. The principal of the high school was black, and three of McCurdy’s colleagues were also black — and actively involved in the social issues of the day. The year was 1965.

  • Math initiative adds students

    To clarify what administrators fear might be villagers’ misperceptions regarding math performance at Yellow Springs High School and McKinney School, Principal John Gudgel and Interim Superintendent Tony Armocida presented information on the district’s five-year-old math initiative at the Nov. 12 school board meeting.

  • MLS drops rank to ‘effective’

    This year Mills Lawn School has dropped a tier in the state ranking system, from “excellent” to “effective,” because of lower demonstrated proficiencies on the Ohio Achievement Test. According to school report card information published online by the Ohio Department of Education, or ODE, at http://reportcard.ohio.gov, McKinney Middle School and Yellow Springs High School are […]

  • New art, math is the focus at MLS

    As summer break comes to an end next week, students may not be aware that staff has been back for several weeks already preparing for an energetic return to school. With 359 students anticipated, the school is at near full capacity, Principal Christine Hatton said in an interview last week. First and fifth grades are […]

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