Happy New Year!
As 2019 draws to a close, Wyoming can look back fondly at another year filled with many good things for those who live here. The city once again earned honors and recognition as a community that strives for high quality standards in day-to-day service and long-term municipal goals. As in years past, Wyoming was recognized as a top place to live, both in Ohio and the nation. In addition, Wyoming schools were cited for excellence in education, and both the city and the schools were honored for achieving new high standards in sustainability, part of an ongoing effort. The following is a list of these accomplishments, that while not all inclusive, highlights many of the top recognitions the city and schools earned.
- Wyoming was rated the fourth best place to live in Ohio in 2019 by HomeSnacks.net, based on safety, schools, and low unemployment. Quote from the site: This tiny Cincinnati suburb has it made. Who can argue against a really low crime rate and great schools? If you love the Cincinnati lifestyle, but want to live in the ‘burbs, you certainly can’t get much better than Wyoming.
- Out of more than 9,000 communities nationwide, Wyoming was ranked No. 65 by Niche.com as one of the best suburbs in the U.S. based on overall livability.
- Wyoming High School was ranked No. 2 in the state and No. 74 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report’s annual high school rankings. Ratings are based on state required tests, graduation rates, and college readiness.
- Niche.com rated Wyoming High School No. 143 in the nation based on state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, and ACT/SAT scores. It was one of only two high schools in southwest Ohio to make the top 150.
- Wyoming earned the 2019 Best City Waste Diversion Rate in Hamilton County. The city diverted more waste than any other city in the county – keeping 40.22% of City waste out of the landfill in 2018 (the year calculated for the award). Wyoming City Schools were recognized with the Outstanding School Waste Reduction Program award in Hamilton County for trimming school waste by 40 percent overall.
- Wyoming City Schools received an overall A on the Ohio Department of Education state report card, one of only five local districts, and one of 31 of the 608 districts statewide, to earn this grade. The report card also found that 76.9 percent of funds are spent on classroom instruction, ranking the district number one when compared to other districts of similar size.
- Wyoming’s water was selected to represent the best of Ohio by the American Water Works Association in a national competition in Denver, Colorado.
- Wyoming was named a Tree City USA for the 25th consecutive year, based on four standards of urban forestry designated by the Arbor Day Foundation.
- The Wyoming community and its schools were recognized as one of the 2019 Best Communities for Music Education. The award, from the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation, recognizes the commitment of school administrators, community leaders, teachers, and parents who believe in music education and work to ensure it is part of a well-rounded education for all children.