Award Year: 2020

Solon Middle School

6835 Som Center Road
Solon, OH, 44139-4207

(440) 349-3848

Mr. Scott E Hatteberg, Principal at time of Nomination

Solon City

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At Solon Middle School, we work to build passion for learning, perseverance, and character in every student, every day.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 17%
  • White: 53%
  • Hispanic: 2%
  • Asian: 22%
  • Two or more races: 6%
SMS Medical Investigations students doing some dissecting!

SMS Medical Investigations students doing some dissecting!

Solon Middle School is a dynamic educational environment that couples high expectations with the support students need to succeed. Our mantra is "Every child, every day," which drives our work and is the focus of our culture playbook, "The Comet Way." Our goal is that every teacher, staff member, and student live out these three beliefs: commit to the work, the power of us, and passion for learning.

The use of data to inform instruction is key to the academic achievement of our students, whether it be formative assessment, common assessment data, or a value-added metric we review for goal-setting purposes for each student. Instructional decisions based on each child's data allow for the differentiated instruction that's necessary to meet our students' needs.

While we prepare our students to be productive citizens through our rigorous curriculum, we also help students to become well-rounded through many varied opportunities in the arts and athletics. Student participation rates are high in our vast array of activities.

We also have fun at SMS. Our interdisciplinary teams engage in community service opportunities and offer team-building activities that develop personal relationships with students. Our "Start With Hello" program's goal is to end social isolation for students and increase inclusiveness. Our pep rallies not only recognize our athletes, but all students who serve the school community through all of our clubs and organizations.

We take great pride in our school through everyone's relentless effort. We are SC - learners today and leaders tomorrow!