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Akron Public Schools State-of-the-Schools Report
As I prepared for this year's annual State-of-the-Schools speech, I'm focused on two overwhelming, and related, feelings: pride in our district's many accomplishments and concern for impending budget cuts.
We're making real progress, and we want to keep moving forward.
The Ohio Department of Education awarded the district a Continuous Improvement ranking this year, with more of our schools in Continuous Improvement and 14 schools rated Effective or Excellent.
But we face a tough financial road ahead. We will need the community's support.
With this report, APS provides a summary of how we are meeting your expectations for efficiency, effectiveness and excellence.
All of our operational and instructional decisions are based on five district-wide goals:
We're working toward these goals not only for parents and students but for our community as a whole. Strong schools support a strong community.
Please make it your personal mission to learn about our district, and then spread the word.
David W. James, Superintendent
Akron Public Schools