Our Mother of Consolation, 2021 School of Distinction

by Walt Maguire
Posted 10/28/21

The Office of Catholic Education of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia has recognized Our Mother of Consolation Parish School as a 2021 School of Distinction for exceeding growth expectations and benchmarks in academic achievement.

This item is available in full to subscribers.

Please log in to continue

Log in

Our Mother of Consolation, 2021 School of Distinction

Posted

The Office of Catholic Education of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia has recognized Our Mother of Consolation Parish School as a 2021 School of Distinction for exceeding growth expectations and benchmarks in academic achievement via standardized testing.

OMC, 17 E. Chestnut Hill Avenue, is one of only twelve Catholic Elementary Schools in the Archdiocese to receive this designation.

Recognition for Growth is determined by an analysis of the Normal Curve Equivalent (NCE) scores of two consecutive years.  (If a class has the same NCE as the previous year, they have shown more than a full year’s growth.) Schools receive Recognition for Exceeding Academic Potential when their obtained test scores, determined by achievement tests, are greater than the anticipated scores, determined by the ability testing.

The pastor of OMC, Father Bob Bazzoli, OSFS, said "While research has shown that children have fallen behind academically due to the pandemic, OMC students have exceeded instructional expectations and benchmarks.  We are proud of our teachers, staff, and students, who under the leadership of our Principal, Mrs. Sheetz, have been recognized by the Archdiocese for their academic achievements."

"It is truly an honor to serve and lead a school community with such distinction," said Sheetz.

In a 2015 ranking, Philadelphia School Partnership rated OMC one of the top five parish schools in Philadelphia, based on academic performance, attendance, and safety of the school. The same year they were the second Philadelphia parochial school named a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, after Norwood-Fontbonne Academy in 2014.

Comments

No comments on this item Please log in to comment by clicking here