Northmont happy with state report card


By Marilyn McConahay

Contributing writer

CLAYTON — The Northmont School District learned some good news that Superintendent Tony Thomas shared during a short school board meeting held at Northmont Elementary School on Sept. 11.

“The district found out this week that, in preliminary data, we earned five stars out of five in the Progress Component. Last year this was a great indicator for us ranking in the top 3.5 percent in the state,” Thomas said.

“We do not know where we rank this year but are happy to report another five-star in the two years the state has used this format. We also have a five-star rating in graduation rate and gap closing,” he said. “We continue to be an excellent district.”

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An important event for the district and the community is the upcoming auction on Friday, Sept. 29, at the former Englewood Elementary School building, located at 702 Albert St. in Englewood. It will be conducted by Auctioneer and Realtor Jon Carr.

Unwanted surplus items from the school will be sold beginning at 9 a.m. and the real estate auction will take place at 2:30 p.m.

Kitchen equipment, other furnishings and playground equipment will be featured, including such items as mixers, refrigerators, a freezer, carts, pots and pans, folding tables, conference tables, LED projectors, digital cameras, teachers’ desks, file cabinets, a park bench, book shelves, and playground equipment including teeter-totters, swings and slides, to name a few.

Interested parties can check out the 1950, single-level building located on seven acres during an advance open house on Tuesday, Sept. 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Some items can be viewed in advance at

Also, the calendar committee has begun discussing ideas for the 2024-2025 and 2025-2026 school year calendars.

The committee is made up of teachers, administrators from buildings and departments and parents. The next meeting will be later this month to look at some options based on the feedback and ideas from the meeting. The committee hopes to have calendars to the board members for review and approval in October.

The next Northmont Board of Education meeting will be at 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 25, at Englewood Hills Elementary School, 508 Durst Drive, Englewood.

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