Several Tri-State districts back to school today

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The Tri-State's largest school district, Cincinnati Public, goes back to school today.

Thousands of students head back, including those attending the brand new School for the Creative and Performing Arts. A new building combines the former SCPA and the Schiel Primary School for Arts Enrichment to become the country's first private K-12 arts school.

And earlier this week, school leaders announced five schools jumped from an "academic emergency" ranking to "continuous improvement." Those schools are: Rothenberg, Roll Hill, Rockdale, Taylor and Taft Elementary. It's the first time ever, five schools have made such a jump.

Thousands of other students also go back to school today. Campbell, Kenton, Boone, Bellevue, Sunman-Dearborn, and Franklin City Schools all start school.

In Boone County, the brand new Longbranch Elementary is now open for students.

Longbranch has an enrollment of about 750 students in grades K through 5 and cost over $14 million to build. The new school is energy efficient, with geothermal heating and air.

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