MRH wins national honor for 2nd time

For the second time, Maplewood Richmond Heights High School has been recognized for the academic success of its students in the face of challenges resulting from student poverty rates, according the school. The last time was in 2013.

MRH has been recognized as a 2017 National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) “Breakthrough School” as a result of the hard work of the students, teachers, and school community, the school says.

The Breakthrough Schools program, initiated in 2007, identifies, recognizes, and showcases middle and high schools that serve a large number of students living in poverty, and are high achieving or dramatically improving student achievement.

NASSP is the leading organization of and voice for school principals, assistant principals, and school leaders from across the United States and in over 35 countries around the world.

In a press release about MRH on the NASSP website: “Goals are not goals at this diverse urban school; they are “areas of attack”. This forceful attitude yielded significant and consistent student achievement over time. Teachers, in teams, benchmark against state standards, utilize assessment growth measures, and review student work with each other to improve teaching and learning. Students are given model papers that make expectations clear and, via flexible scheduling, are given intensive support as needed during the school day to address deficits. There is “no opt out” for any member of the MRHHS community in this culture.”

8 thoughts on “MRH wins national honor for 2nd time

  1. I live in Maplewood. Where are the poverty areas they are referring to? Apartments down near Bellevue and Manchester? Where?

    • Such a sad troll. Who clearly does not have a full picture of her community, her full community.

    • There are multiple areas in Maplewood that are low income. Manchester/Yale area, off of greenwood, near west Bruno, behind ryan hummert park…most of the lowest income areas have been bought and turned into development areas. I lived there for 20 years and graduated from MRH. It’s changed tremendously but is still an economic melting pot.

      • And let us not forget those even poorer students who live outside of the district and are allowed to come to MRH.