Kilgour Elementary School is the only school in the Cincinnati Public School District that has received the Excellent with Distinction rating from the State of Ohio Department of Education!  2009 was its second year with that designation.

Kilgour Elementary School - Hyde Park, OhioLong a favorite of families in the Hyde Park and Mt. Lookout areas, the school continues to have the ingredients that make up quality schools...experienced teachers averaging over 15 years on the job with 78% of them having master's degrees, active support from parents and the PTA, and children prepared for learning.

First opened in 1922 as an eight room building, the school was dedicated to John Kilgour because his wife had given the Herschel Avenue land for the school.  Thousands of children have now walked its halls, with many additions over the years.  When I did my student teaching there under John Stevenson, there were temporary buildings set up in the playground, because of the overflowing numbers of children.  Today, the children have the latest of the additions with a total remodel of the entire building.

Children also have an assortment of special activities at their disposal.  Ranging from Intermediate Choir to Keyboarding Club, Spanish Club to Student Council, Scouts to Safety Patrol and Fine Arts Night to Everybody Counts.  The Sports Boosters have also provided an exciting well-run program. Yearly, the major fundraiser is the Kilgour Carnival with the recent addition of a 5K Run/Walk.

You may want to read the State Department of Education's Report Card for the school. For further information, contact principal Angela Cook at 513-363-3000.Kilgour Elementary School - Hyde Park, Ohio

After you read about such an outstanding school, is it any wonder that the homes in Kilgour Elementary Schools area are in such demand...there is a proven correlation between school quality and home prices.