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Forest Hills named Best Community for Music Education in nation

The National Association of Music Merchants has again named Forest Hills School District as one of the Best Communities for Music Education in the country. Only 47 districts in Ohio and 750 districts in the nation earned this year's award for displaying an exceptionally high commitment to providing students with comprehensive music education. 

A non-profit that promotes lifetime music participation, NAMM works with the Institute for Educational Research and Public Service to award the prestigious honor. Through an annual nationwide search, NAMM and IERPA identify communities that exemplify a strong commitment to music education through funding, staffing of highly qualified teachers, ease of access to music instruction and exceptional standards.

“Providing high-quality music education is an integral part of our tradition at Forest Hills School District, and we’re proud to offer one of the strongest music programs in the state and nation,” said Scot Prebles, superintendent. “We could not achieve this level of excellence without the dedication and support of staff, parents and community members who work to keep a thriving music education program alive and strong for our students.”

At FHSD, students can begin playing an instrument in the fifth grade. Elementary registration will take place, virtually, in the coming weeks. 

For more information regarding the NAMM Foundation, please click here