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FHSD named one of best 15 large companies in Cincinnati region

June 26, 2017

Top Workplaces logoThe Cincinnati Enquirer has named Forest Hills School District as one of the 2017 Top 15 Workplaces in Cincinnati.  The honor is awarded solely on employee feedback from a survey conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement.
The survey was sent to approximately 830 FHSD employees seeking insight on several factors that indicate employee satisfaction and company success such as alignment, effectiveness, management, professional development, salary, benefits and engagement. 
Approximately 650 FHSD employees took the anonymous survey, leaving comments such as “I get to work with amazing people. I always feel appreciated and welcome in any classroom.” and “The people I work with are amazing! Our manager is always helping us learn better ways to do things and be more efficient. I feel that I can make a difference in the lives of children.”
Nearly 7,400 students attend FHSD and have access to more than 160 high school courses, various global languages, 23 Advanced Placement Courses and more than 100 extracurricular activities including comprehensive athletics and performing arts programs.  Seventy-six percent of teachers hold a master’s degree or doctorate and more than 50 percent have worked in Forest Hills for more than a decade. Earlier in the year, FHSD was also named one of the Best Communities for Music Education by the National Association of Music Merchants.
“Forest Hills is committed to recruiting and retaining talented employees who are passionate about educating and supporting students, parents, co-workers and residents. Our employees work to teach, counsel, transport, nourish and coach students.  They work diligently to provide safe and innovative learning environments that allow students to excel every day,” said Scot T. Prebles, superintendent.  “We are proud that our staff has been recognized for its efforts. This truly is a districtwide honor that highlights Forest Hills’ desire to positively influence the lives of students through collaboration, engagement and professional development.”