|Winton Woods City Schools is a New Tech Network district focused on project-based learning. Here students learn through appropriate, challenging, authentic projects as they explore, adapt and engage the world around them.
Winton Woods City Schools is committed to ensuring that all students achieve their highest potential. As a New Tech Network district focused on project-based learning, our students learn through appropriate, challenging, authentic projects as they explore, adapt and engage the world around them. With the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year, our youngest Warriors will be introduced to this unique approach to learning creating a seamless pathway toward success from preschool through 12th grade. We are committed to this unique approach to learning which gives our students increased opportunities to be positive contributors, creative innovators and strong leaders in our community and in our world.
With the approval of our families and communities in November 2016, Winton Woods City Schools is moving forward with new district facilities. This will include three campuses—a Preschool Village on the current site of Winton Woods Intermediate School, a K-6th grade elementary campus on the current site of Winton Woods Middle School in Greenhills, and a 7th – 12th grade secondary campus on the current Winton Woods High School site in Forest Park. Both the elementary and secondary campuses will have shared community spaces.
Winton Woods City Schools serves students and their families in the communities of Forest Park, Greenhills and Springfield Township and is an open enrollment district.
We celebrate cultural diversity, with a student population from around the world and 25 languages spoken in the district. Our academic focus begins in early childhood with a preschool program that offers a blend of general and special education. In 2016, the program received a five star rating—the highest—from the State of Ohio’s Step Up to Quality rating system. Beginning in 2016-2017 school year, the district began offering an all-day preschool option to our families. All-day kindergarten began in the district in 2012. Since its inception, over 98% of Winton Woods students were promoted to first grade. Grade school education in the district’s primary and elementary buildings focuses on differentiated instruction, data-driven lessons, Common Core curriculum and classroom technology. Over 96% of third grade students met the requirements of Ohio’s Third Grade Reading Guarantee.
Both Winton Woods Intermediate School (grades 5-6) and Winton Woods Middle School (grades 7-8) are now New Tech Network schools, with a focus on project-based learning. The middle school offers math and foreign language classes for high school credit, advanced classes in science and language arts, elective engineering courses that introduce students to technology and robotics, and many sports and extra-curricular clubs. Our fifth and sixth grade building offers strong academics and a variety of fine arts options—band, orchestra, choir and visual arts, with many extra-curricular activities and clubs.
Winton Woods High School is fully accredited by Advanced Ed and is a full member of the Southern Regional Educational Board (SREB) High Schools That Work (HSTW) school improvement network. Every student on the main campus who is enrolled in College Prep, Honors or Advanced Placement courses is attached to the Academy of Global Studies (AGS) or the New Tech Academy (NTA). AGS is the only school in the country to combine New Tech Network and Asia Society’s International Studies Schools Network.
The district offers 22 competitive varsity sports, as well as club sports opportunities that begin in elementary school. This year the district added crew (rowing) and lacrosse to its high school sports offerings. Chorus, band and orchestra are offered beginning in fifth grade, and all students in grades 1-6 participate in visual or performing arts courses. The district is recognized throughout the region for its outstanding music offerings and has earned regional, state and international honors for its choir, band, orchestra and art programs.
The district’s current five-year financial forecast shows that a combination of past expenditure reductions and modest increases from the State of Ohio will ensure the dollars generated from the district’s 2009 10-year emergency levy will last until 2019. The board and administration are currently committed not to ask community members for additional funds for the general operation of the district until fiscal year 2019.
Additionally, the district’s fiscal year 2016 audit report from the office of the Auditor of State revealed no internal control weaknesses or major noncompliance issues. Winton Woods City Schools has also received the “Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting” from the Government Finance Officers Association and the Association of School Business Officials International every year since 1994 and anticipates receiving it again for the fiscal year ending 2015.
Winton Woods City Schools’ most recent Quality Education and Opportunities report, which gives an overview of the district’s goals and accomplishments, may be found at www.wintonwoods.org under About Us. A copy of the district’s five-year forecast is available on the website through the Office of the Treasurer also under About Us. Audit reports can be viewed at the Auditor of State’s website: https://ohioauditor.gov/auditsearch/results.aspx.
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