Our district is rich in history and pride, having served students and families since 1851. Lockland Schools is one of the oldest school districts in the state of Ohio, and the accomplishments of our alumni have quite literally changed the world. We are a very small district that has left a very large mark, and we will undoubtedly continue to do so for a very long time.
During the past 165 years, we have graduated students who went on to become world-renowned doctors, lawyers, educators, first responders, elected leaders, and military heroes. Our graduates include the first African-American Navy Seal, the scientists who developed life-saving medications, authors of stories for several Academy Award-nominated movies, professional performers, and many others who enjoyed successful careers as professional athletes. We have also fielded a number of state championship teams and athletes in addition to sending countless students to college on both academic and athletic scholarships.
In addition to our history, I am also proud of the many recent accolades and accomplishments within our district, and I am looking forward to many more in the years to come.
Moving Forward as a District
Since 2016, Lockland Local Schools has:
Updated all curriculum and resources for all students in grades K-12 and invested in relevant ongoing and job-embedded professional learning for all staff
Acquired 21st-century learning technology for all students and staff - we are now a one-to-one district with Google Chromebooks; we have increased network capabilities and developed a technology strategic plan to guide future growth
Developed and implemented a K-12 Local Literacy Plan that is guiding the work we do in literacy in all grade levels and content areas
Increased our four-year graduation rate by over 15%
Recognized as a Momentum Award recipient from the Ohio Department of Education on two separate occasions as a result of our student growth on the state assessments
Awarded $2.1 million in competitive grants at the local, state, and federal levels:
21st Century Community Learning Center grant ($850,000 award)
Innovative Strategies grant ($100,000 award)
School Quality Improvement grants x's 3 ($965,000 award)
School Improvement 1003 grant ($150,000 award)
Positive Behavior Intervention Supports grant ($5000 award)
University of Cincinnati Literacy Lab Grant ($15,000 award)
Attorney General Safety grant ($3,000 award)
We Thrive / Hamilton County Public Health Department grant ($2,500 award)
This year we have an intense focus on raising our students' academic achievement. Through the alignment of our goals, strategies, and action steps within our Local Literacy Plan, our Multi-Tiered System of Supports, and our Comprehensive Continuous Improvement Plan, we are striving to be the highest-performing small-school district in the state of Ohio.