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‘Molding for Lifelong Achievement’

Millwood District Prepares

Academically and Socially

Chronicle News Services

The Millwood Public School District has a goal of preparing students academically and socially, a statement said, and strives to mold coeds “for lifelong learning and achievement.”

“Our classes are taught by a competent staff of teachers who really care for our students,” a spokesman said, “and we do that with a high degree of active involvement of students, parents, staff and community.”

“This type of educational program will create decision-makers capable of shaping their own futures,” the spokesman said.

“Millwood schools are places where students can and want to learn,” the spokesman continued.

“We believe, first of all, that all children can learn and can succeed,” he said, “and we have found that instructional leadership is essential.

He said that, in each of the district’s schools, the teachers and others all believe that “each student has unique nd unlimited potential.”

“All students and staff should become technology-fluent,” the spokesman stated.

The district has more than a thousand students, and has a pre-kindergarten and elementary school, an arts academy, a freshman academy and a high school.

The district is proud of its student-to-teacher ratio that allows for the delivery of “more quality education,” the spokesman said.

For example, the elementary school boasts a 15:1 student-to-teacher ratio, and the Millwood Arts Academy has a 10:1 ratio.

The Millwood Freshman Academy has a 16:1 ratio and the high school has a 15:1 ratio.

Those ratios are decidedly better than most public schools, the spokesman said, and “they allow for a decidedly more effective education experience for our students.”

The effectiveness of the education process at Millwood schools may be borne out when graduation and college attendance for the district are considered.

The spokesman said Millwood High School has a 100 percent graduation rate.

He said 63.2 percent of its graduating seniors go on to attend college.

To say that the school district is “very proud” of its record of achievement in sports would be an understatement.

Understandably so.

In girls basketball, the Millwood Falcons were state champions in 1990, 2008 and 2012.

The boys basketball team has been state champions 15 times since first winning that distinction in 1976. The boys Falcons won state championships in 1991, 1999, 2006, 2007, 2010 and 2013.

In football, the Falcons have won state championships in 1990, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2006.

The girls track team won the 2014 state championship, and the boys track team won that distinction in 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2014 (the team tied in 1999 for state champions).