Our School is a two-time winner of the National Blue Ribbon Schools Award. West first won the prestigious honor in 2011, and most recently in 2020 as an "Exemplary High Performing School." We are excited to be among a very select group across the nation to be awarded the National Blue Ribbon Schools award twice!
We were nominated as an Exemplary High Performing School by the state of Ohio--one of only 14 schools in the state chosen from a total of 3,648 Ohio schools. The Boardman School District sets a high standard, and we are fortunate at West to have an incredible staff, enthusiastic students and very supportive parents. This national honor requires everyone working together to achieve, and we are grateful.
According to the U.S. Department of Education, "the National Blue Ribbon Schools Award affirms the hard work of students, educators, families and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging content."
Boardman elementary school curriculum, like our "Really Great Reading" phonics program, and our "Writers Workshop" have been very successful to build strong readers and good communicators. We are always looking for opportunities to provide hands on learning with social emotional needs and support by a very caring staff.