FAIRFIELD, OH (FOX19) - The report card is in and the Fairfield district is off the charts.
"We've built the capacity of our staff to better give instruction to our children, and our staff have implemented that with fidelity," said Superintendent Cathy Milligan.
The district has already been rated excellent two years in a row, now you can add " with distinction" to that title -- Milligan says the rating is based on indicators of performance, attendance and graduation.
"When you have hard working students and committed involved parents, it just all came together this year where we made 25 of our 26 indicators," Milligan said.
The news comes after nearly $3 million in budget cuts, eliminating 13 teachers at the high school and going doing away with block scheduling at three schools.
"Some of the cuts have been difficult, I think, for the students," said Fairfield parent Bernadette Wnek.
But, parents like Wnek are still excited to see the district maintaining its high standard amid the cuts.
"We're really pleased with the education our students are getting here, and I was thrilled to see that we got that highest rating possible," Wnek said.