As we quickly approach the end of yet another school year, I would like to thank our faculty and staff for another extremely successful year. We have once again been recognized by respected publications, including U.S. News & World Report, who ranked AHS at #348 in the nation and #11 in the State. As one of 500 of the Best High Schools in the country for 2016 we have earned another Gold Medal. This year we also have another building nominated by the Ohio Department of Education to be awarded a National Blue Ribbon from the U.S. Department of Education. This is a fantastic honor for Leighton to join Harmon and Aurora High School as Blue Ribbon recognized schools.
Our scores were outstanding once again with our Performance Index Score (2014-15) at #7 in the State (out of 613 districts) and #3 in Northeast Ohio scoring at 107.5. Our list of accomplishments is long with many of our students earning outstanding recognitions in academics, the arts, sports and academic clubs, as well. The list is way too long to name all the individuals and that is a wonderful thing. It is fantastic to reflect on just how amazing our staff and students accomplishments have been over the past school year.
And while I reflect on these accomplishments, I would also like to congratulate our graduating seniors in the Aurora High School Class of 2016. You made it! We wish you the best of luck and are confident that with the educational support/background you received here in the Aurora City Schools, you will go on to achieve great things!
I want to also take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy and safe summer. For our staff, this is a wonderful time to rejuvenate and prepare for the start of the next school year. For our returning students, while enjoying your summer, also try to take the time to take advantage of learning experiences that might broaden your horizons; and most of all have fun! To our parents, enjoy your children and the time shared together making memories. As you know, time flies and they are only yours for a short time.
As I conclude my first year as Superintendent of the Aurora City Schools, I am very proud of the fact that our students were extremely successful, our staff was caring and motivated to help our students realize their full potential and then strive for more, and that our parents/community has once again been a solid foundation for our students to build on. I appreciate the collaboration of all of our stakeholders to make this one of the finest school districts in the state!
I look forward to the next school year when we get to do it all over again!5/11/2016