Hilliard and Dover Elementary Schools, along with the Westlake City School District as a whole, were recognized by the State Board of Education with Momentum Awards for exceeding expectations in student growth for the year.
Schools and districts must earn straight A’s on all Value-Added measures on the state report card to receive the award. The school or district also must have at least two Value-Added subgroups of students, which includes gifted, lowest 20% in achievement, and students with disabilities. Award recipients are considered “models of excellence” for helping students succeed every day.
Hilliard and Dover are among the first winners of the award and part of an elite group of schools demonstrating that children of every background and ability can achieve. Only 165 schools statewide, and only 53 school districts (less than 10 percent of districts statewide), received a Momentum Award.