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Forest Hills named Best Community for Music Education in nation

April 30, 2018

For the third consecutive year, the National Association of Music Merchants has named Forest Hills School District as one of the Best Communities for Music Education in the nation. Only 37 of Ohio’s 615 districts, and 584 districts across the nation, earned the prestigious award for demonstrating an exceptionally high commitment and consistent student access to music education.  

A non-profit that promotes lifetime music participation, NAMM works with the Music Research Institute at the University of Kansas to evaluate school and district commitment to music education through funding, staffing of highly qualified teachers, ease of access to music instruction and exceptional standards.

“This award recognizes the outstanding efforts of students, teachers, administrators, parents and community leaders who have made music education a strong part of the curriculum in Forest Hills School District,” said Scot T. Prebles, superintendent.  “The benefits of an arts education are well-documented and thanks to the outstanding support of the Forest Hills community, the district will continue to provide rich, comprehensive, and fulfilling music experiences for students.”

AHS 2017 graduation orchestra photo