Award Year: 2013

Newton Elementary School

201 N. Long Street
Pleasant Hill, OH, 45359-8077

(937) 676-2002

Danielle Davis, Principal at time of Nomination

Newton Local School District

School Website


Newton Elementary School’s mission is to provide continuous learning for students, parents, and staff and to enhance all children’s self-concepts through achievement and success.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 2%
  • White: 93%
  • Hispanic: 1%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 2%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %

Newton Elementary School is the only elementary school in Pleasant Hill, Ohio. Kindergarten through twelfth grade is housed under one roof. Newton Elementary serves 316 students in Kindergarten through grade six. Located in western Miami County, Ohio, Pleasant Hill is a place where families are close and there is a true family-school partnership. Community members and parents support the school in a variety of ways including: volunteering to work in our Ohio Reads HOSTS program, band boosters, athletic boosters, and classroom and reading volunteers. Our community has no industry and depends on an income tax and property tax for financial support. The community’s socio-economic status is lower-middle class. Many of our school’s traditions have developed over time, but one thing has remained consistent- our commitment to student successes, including academic, athletic, social, and emotional, stands firm.

We attribute our school’s success to our staff’s willingness to pursue best practices and differentiate instruction for all of our learners. We realize the importance of establishing goals and measures; assessing those goals; and making corrections when and if the results indicate change is necessary. We also realize the importance of integrating all goals and innovative projects in order to ensure that all stakeholders are working toward a common goal. Newton Elementary has long provided a nurturing environment where students feel academically supported. We are focused on serving every student, based on their individual learning and social characteristics. All our programs provide students of varying abilities the opportunity to learn and develop in the most appropriate, least restrictive environment. The Newton Elementary staff sets goals for high academic standards and student ownership of learning.