Tipp City Schools continue to excel in academics, sports


TIPP CITY — Tipp City Schools is proud of its tradition of excellence, as evidenced by the Ohio Department of Education’s new star-based rating system that replaced the former A through F grades. The district earned 23 out of a possible 25 stars in five categories: achievement, early literacy, graduation, progress, and gap closing, said Liz Robbins, director of communications for Tipp City Schools.

Tipp City Schools doesn’t take the district’s success for granted but strives toward it daily as the goal of its educational programming, enrichment opportunities, and extra-curricular activities, said Robbins. The district expects students to do their best in their classrooms, theatrical productions, musical performances, sporting events, or any other endeavor they attempt. Most recently, the Tippecanoe High School football team reached the State Division III Final Four during its 2022 season, the first such achievement in the school’s history.

“The goal of excellence is not easily attainable; it truly is the pursuit of the goal that makes each student successful!” said Robbins. Students consistently rank among the top performers in the region on standardized proficiency and achievement tests. Students develop a solid academic foundation during elementary and middle school, so they are adequately prepared for high school and its many challenges. Teachers also value developing responsibility, respect, integrity, and self-confidence in their students.

In the Class of 2022, 75 of the 199 graduating seniors earned an Honors Diploma, and more than 100 earned Latin Honors. The graduating class also boasted 30 AP Scholars, 11 AP Scholars with Honors, and 12 AP Scholars with Distinction. One student earned an associate degree, and two earned National Merit Scholarships.

Despite the school district’s size, students have access to a strong and diverse selection of courses that allow them to explore many subjects or career pathways, with an emphasis on hands-on project-based learning. In addition to advanced placement, honors, and college credit plus courses, students can select unique courses such as design thinking, home building, and theatrical production. highly qualified, dedicated teachers work to inspire a life-long love of learning and nurture a natural curiosity that drives exploration.

Tippecanoe High School is recognized as a Best High School in the county and earned Best High School Teachers in Ohio, Best College Prep High Schools in Ohio, and Best Public High Schools in Ohio. It is ranked 10th in Dayton Metro Area High Schools. It also earned the Great Schools College Success Gold Award, which recognizes schools that excel at helping students enroll in and succeed at college.

Tippecanoe Middle School and six teachers earned the Governor’s Thomas Edison Award for Excellence in STEM Education and Student Research. The award recognizes teachers and schools focusing on STEM education and providing additional opportunities for youth science beyond the classroom.

While the district is proud of its many successes, it recognizes the need to replace and/or renovate its aging infrastructure, particularly Nevin Coppock Elementary School and Broadway Elementary School. Tipp City Schools recently hired the firm of Garmann Miller to work with the district, Board of Education (BOE), and community to develop a comprehensive K-12 facilities plan to address aging buildings and future educational needs. This includes proposed location(s), grade bands, and designs. No decisions have been made. The firm will present proposals to the BOE and community later this year. This district anticipates a November bond.

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