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U.S. News Recognizes King, Miller South, Resnik, Ritzman and STEM MS Among Best

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  • Miller South
  • Resnik CLC
  • Ritzman CLC
  • STEM Middle School
Adding to news earlier this week that Resnik CLC was on the U.S. News annual list of Best Elementary Schools in America, news now comes of more APS schools on the list. 
 
“We are extremely proud of our scholars, educators and staff. Everyone is working hard to provide the best education in the most fertile learning environments possible.” (APS Supt. Dr. Michael Robinson).
 
Among the 2024 Best Elementary and Middle schools as ranked by U.S. News & World Report are five Akron Public Schools elementary and middle schools. The rankings include more than 79,000 public elementary and middle schools across the country. Methodology focuses on state assessments of students who were proficient or above proficient in mathematics and reading/language arts while accounting for student backgrounds, achievement in core subjects and how well schools are educating their students. Student-teacher ratios are applied to break ties in the overall score. The 2024 Best Elementary and Best Middle Schools rankings are based on publicly available data from the U.S. Department of Education.
 
King, Resnik and Ritzman community learning centers, Miller South School for Visual and Performing Arts, and the National Inventors Hall of Fame STEM middle school are all recognized by U.S. News.
 
For district-level rankings, at least two of the top performing schools must rank in the top 75% of the overall elementary or middle school rankings to qualify for district-level recognition.
 
“The 2024 Best Elementary and Middle Schools rankings offer a way for parents to get a snapshot of their child’s school and how well it is doing compared with other schools in their community," said LaMont Jones, managing editor for education at U.S. News. “In addition, U.S. News provides easily accessible data on student-teacher ratios, district spending and the number of counselors a school makes available to its students.”
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