Soaring Into Our Third Century
Our students are entering our classrooms smart, tech savvy, experienced in active learning, and ready to advance their skills in solving complex and real-world problems. It is our instructional vision that will provide the advanced academics and hands-on skills that they need to connect today's classroom content to tomorrow's work force. Our goal is to be at the forefront of teaching and learning. To reach that goal, we must adapt to changing circumstances and opportunities. If our fourth graders are building rocket cars already, imagine what they will be doing in the future.
School districts throughout Ohio release comprehensive information that is community oriented. This information is in addition to the State's District Report Card. This Quality Profile includes additional accountability measures that define a high quality education that are not in the Report Card. The Quality Report Card helps community members evaluate a school district beyond its test scores.
Our mission is to provide an educational program that maximizes the intellectual, physical, social and emotional development of each child in a safe, nurturing, and diverse environment. We often call this a mission to educate the whole child.
List of Contents
- Academics, Accolades and Awards
- Performing and Visual Arts
- Athletics and Activities
- Local and Global Partnerships
- Student Leadership and Service
- Student Services
- Parent and Community Engagement
- Staff development, recognition and publications
- District Initiatives
- Fiscal Stewardship
- Preparing for our Future
Academics, Awards & Accolades
The Hudson City School District is ranked in the top three districts in Ohio. Hudson High School is ranked 216th in the nation by the Washington Post and US News & World Report, and 94th in the nation, 3rd in State and 1st in Northeast Ohio by Newsweek Magazine. Hudson Middle School has also achieved national recognition by the AMLA for its work with student enrichment and assistance during its "Focus Period" for all students.
Hudson High School Honors and Accolades
- One of the most prestigious honors a students can earn is that of National Merit Scholar. The Class of 2017 had 5 students earn the distinction of National Merit Finalist, and 13 students earn recognition as Commended Scholars.
- 182 students were inducted into National Honor Society, and another 112 earned cords in recognition of other Honor Society inductions: 30 for Spanish Honor Society, 13 for the National Art Society, 11 for French Honor Society, 17 for National Thespian Honor Society, 8 for Chinese Honor Society, 17 for Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Honor Society and 15 for Tri-M Music Honorary.
- 212 seniors, more than half of the Class of 409, earned the State of Ohio Honors Diploma. Students earning this diploma must earn a 3.5 GPA and a 27 or higher on the ACT.
- 192 seniors graduated with designated honors: 70 earned Cum Laude (3.67-3.99 GPA); 77 Magna Cum Laude (4.0-4.33 GPA); and 45 Summa Cum Laude (above a 4.33 GPA).
Hudson High School relies on academic talent and resiliency as students embrace rigor synonymous with Advanced Placement courses. Hudson High School has 24 Advance Placement offerings. In 2016, 684 students took 1578 exams with 80.6% scoring a three or above.
Hudson High School Students Perform well above the national norm on the ACT, SAT and PSAT
- 2016 Hudson National Mean SAT Scores: Reading, 614; Math, 629; and Writing, 581
- 2016 Hudson National Mean ACT Scores: English, 26.0; Mathematics, 25.5. The Composite Score was 26.3
- 2016 Hudson National Mean PSAT Scores: Reading and Writing, 561, and Math, 555
Athletics, Performing and Fine Arts
Athletics - The Class of 2017 Sets the Bar High
Hudson High School boasts 26 sports and 56 teams. Nearly 60% of our Middle School and High School students participate in a sport.
- 14 National Conference Championships
- 14 Suburban League Championships
- 32 District Runner-ups
- 19 District Championships
- 16 Regional Appearances
- 15 State Qualifying teams, many individual State Qualifiers
- Final Four teams, including one team State Runner-up: D-1 Boys Cross Country, and 2 individual State Champions: Boys' Golf and Girls' Tennis
- Earned the NOC All-Sports Trophy, second consecutive year
- 2017 Girls' Swimming sets 200 Free Relay National Record
Bands, Choirs, Orchestra, and Visual Arts
- Marching Band garnered Superior Ratings, and have performed at some of the most prestigious and significant venues in the region and beyond - including the Cleveland Convention Center, Ohio State Stadium, Severance Hall, Carnegie Hall in NYC, and Walt Disney World in Orlando.
- Members of the Wind Ensemble, Concert Bands, Orchestras, and vocal ensembles have competed in Ohio Music Educators Association adjudicated events earning multiple Superior ratings.
- The cast and crew of the 2017 musical, Les Miserables, provided one of the best productions on stage at Hudson High School.
- Our Time to Shine presented a drama-related activity where peer mentors paired with students with special needs to perform on stage.
- Forty-nine students earned 200 Scholastic Art, Photography and Writing Awards. 23 students earned Gold Awards in the Regional Scholastic Arts Competition. Seven outstanding works of art and photography were placed in the Top 25 in the Governor's Art Awards. Over $100,000 in scholarships were accepted by seniors in our arts programs.
Hudson High Students Put Others First
Hudson High School students have a history of putting others first. The state-recognized Service Learning Program was increased in 2016 to involve nearly 100 seniors in this curricular community service program. Students work with local and regional agencies providing a collective 20,208 service hours, while earning credits in English and Social Studies.
Hudson High School has more than 90 clubs initiated and led by students and/or with teacher advisers. Many of the clubs are service oriented and work countless hours to raise funds and donations for worthwhile causes that support local, regional and national charities.
The Class of 2017 earned a staggering $9.4 million in scholarships ACCEPTED. $270,750 in scholarships were provided by local organizations.
District-wide Global Awareness
Hudson High School hosts a variety of opportunities for cultural exchange. The District partners with schools in Costa Rica and Landsberg, Germany. Students from other countries attend Hudson High School through various internationally approved exchange programs. In addition to these programs, the Cultural Awareness Club at the High School sponsors an International Day each year.
Hudson Middle School has formed a partnership with the Orkeeswa School in Tanzania that is both inspiring and important. Students exchange cultural similarities and differences through Partnership Stories. The stories start in Hudson and are finished by the students attending the Orkeeswa School. Teacher Beth Killeen spent three weeks visiting the school in 2017 to learn more about their programs. In addition, Hudson Middle School participates in a teacher exchange program.
Elementary school students are introduced to different cultures through integrated programming that includes classroom speakers, literature, social studies, music and special events, such as the International Culture Day at Evamere (K-1), and the International Celebration Assembly at Ellsworth Hill (Preschool and Grade 2).
The Hudson School District implemented the student use of Chromebooks for all students in grades 3-12. This 2016 initiative expanded educational opportunities for students and encourages the integration of 21st century technology skills in the classroom and at home. Students have access to information anytime, anywhere by harnessing cloud-based applications to extend learning time beyond the school day.
Serving Our Students
Response To Intervention (RTI) programs in Reading, Math, and behavior are implemented throughout the District for all students. RTI provides purposeful information that helps teachers know and understand how each student is learning. In addition, Academic Resource Center, a general education initiative to support students, is available at the Middle School and High School.
Programs and initiatives are offered to students who need enrichment and for those who are struggling. Hudson High School offers College Credit Plus. This initiative replaces Post-Secondary Education Options for high school students. Students in grades 7-12 may now enroll in college level courses. Often students seek additional help during the school year. Math and Writing labs are available to students grades 9-12 during the school day. In addition, the High School offers an "Explorer Period" every Tuesday. this is analogous to "office hours" in a collegiate setting - all teachers are available to students during their study periods.
Hudson Middle School's state and nationally recognized "Focus Period" is held everyday for all students. Students who do not require intervention participate in literacy enrichment, focused on a wide variety of literacy activities. Time spent reading and interacting with student-choice texts has been shown to not only encourage students’ enthusiasm for reading but also to help them become better students. In November 2016, Middle School Principal, Dr. Kimberly Cockley, was published in Association of Middle Level Educators, AMLE Magazine. Her article was titled: Joy in Reading: A Middle School Literacy Enrichment Program.
Parent and Community Involvement
The Vitally Interested Person (VIP) was founded in the Hudson City School District by school officials who recognized that schools could not stand alone in their mission. Organizations, such as the Hudson PTO and Community First, help the District build youth assets, and assist the District with grants for teachers. In addition, they provide funds for student activities that would not be available through District's general fund monies. Hudson Booster organizations raise thousands of dollars to support student music and athletic programs.
Community -based organizations have joined forces with the schools to provide many student opportunities. Unique to the District is a partnership with the 737th Forward Support Company of the Army National Guard. The Hudson City Schools Foundation, the Hudson Endowment Fund, Rotary and Kiwanis provide thousands of dollars to support enrichment programs, scholarships, teacher grants and students.