Governor John Kasich...
deliver State of State Address at Steubenville’s Wells Academy
Public Elementary School to be Site of Historic, On-the-Road Address
January 19, 2012
Today Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich announced that he will deliver the
of the State address on Feb. 7 at Wells Academy in Steubenville.
Academy is the highest-ranking public elementary school in Ohio,
test results, and part of Steubenville City Schools.
It is consistently viewed as one of the
most innovative elementary schools in Ohio.
governors deliver the annual State of the State address to a joint
the General Assembly; therefore the General Assembly will pass a Joint
Resolution enabling it to convene for the day at Wells Academy, which
its building and auditorium with Steubenville High School.
on Wells Academy, Steubenville City Schools:
Academy is a public elementary school in Steubenville City Schools. Founded in 1989, Wells
serves 319 students in
preschool through grade four.
placed on a strong basic skills curriculum designed around the Ohio
includes standards from the Ohio Achievement Test.
Technology and distance learning are
utilized, together with a focus on the fine arts, communication and
skills, public speaking, and self-expression.
school’s many accolades include:
first among all public elementary
schools in the Ohio Department of Education’s 2011 Performance Index
named an Ohio School of Promise every
year since 2003,
the National Blue Ribbon School of
Excellence award in 2003-2004 and 2004-2005,
one of two Ohio schools to win the
National Title I Distinguished School Award in 2009,
Having 100 percent of tested students
deemed proficient in both math and
reading in 2010-2011.