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Article: Mariemont City Schools Celebrates Academic Excellence Month

Mariemont City Schools Celebrates Academic Excellence Month

Staff members recognized at the Board of Education Meeting

Mariemont City Schools celebrated its annual Academic Excellence Month at the October Board of Education meeting on Monday, October 9, 2023. This annual tradition is meant to recognize the academic excellence of the students and staff of Mariemont City Schools, both in and out of the classroom.
Superintendent Steven Estepp shared the following statistics and data from the 2023 Ohio State Test results:
  • MCSD ranked first in Hamilton County, first in the region and seventh in the state for overall academic achievement.
  • All four MCSD school buildings ranked in the Top 10 of the region and the top 2% of the state (out of 3,203 schools) for overall academic achievement.
  • MCSD ranked in the top 10% of the state for year over year student improvement.
  • MCSD ranked first in the region for gifted opportunities and performance.
  • MCSD ranked first in the region and fifth in the state for early literacy achievement.
  • Mariemont Elementary School and Terrace Park Elementary School both ranked in the top 3% for overall academic achievement amongst all Ohio elementary schools.
  • Mariemont Junior High School ranked as the top middle school/junior high in the region for overall academic achievement.
  • Mariemont High School ranked #2 in the region for overall academic achievement.

Additionally, the following staff members were recognized in front of the Board of Education:
For producing exceptional junior high math testing results:
  • David Ballard
  • Julie Bell
  • Tyler Martin
  • Jeremy Willis
  • Grace Brennan
For the hard work and dedication of completing Science of Reading training as a member of the literacy team:
  • Courtney Miller
  • Julie Koehler
  • Val Kennedy
  • Megan Buchman
  • Kristy Gulbin
  • Sarah Whitaker
  • Jen Niezgoda
  • Katie Kylander
  • Annette Engle
  • Emily James
  • Jen Hrovat
  • Abbey McNutt
  • Maria Childs
  • Margie Massie
For continued success in the targeted work of supporting teachers as an instructional coach:
  • Lindsay Oberschlake
  • Steve Phelps
  • Maggie Perkins
  • Jackie Heinzelmann
  • Emily Colpi
  • Liz Reilly
  • Amy Leatherwood
  • Jessica Long
For leading the district through the Apple Distinguished Schools nomination process: 
  • Brian Sugerman
  • Jackie Heinzelmann
Seven students also were honored for exceptional achievement:
For being named a National Merit semifinalist and an NHRP honoree
  • Caleb Ching
For being named a National Merit commended student
  • Suzy Becksfort
  • Hadley Dickinson
  • Clara Hampton
  • Ellie Urshel
  • Gavin Van Scoy
  • Leah Wilson
Superintendent Estepp also presented two staff members with the Superintendent’s Showcase Award:
  • Colleen Herking - For her success in training teachers to reach gifted students
  • Lindsay Oberschlake - For the instrumental role she played in starting the Mariemont City Schools literacy journey

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