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We are pleased to announce that Mr. Eric Fortuna has accepted the position of Principal at our Constellation Schools:  Elyria Community, effective July 16, 2014.


Mr. Fortuna has been with our organization for nine years and has been the Assistant Principal at our Constellation Schools: Parma Community Elementary - Day Drive location for the past six years.  In this capacity Eric has demonstrated strong educational leadership and outcomes.  He has been well respected by his staff, the children and families of the Parma community, and is committed to the mission and values of our organization in the education of children.


We are certain you will find Eric brings this same passion and commitment to his new position. Combined, he and Mr. Tom Flood will continue to strengthen our Elyria school, ensuring its continued success and reputation in the Elyria community.


Please join us in welcoming Mr. Fortuna to his new position.

Public Participation Meeting Notice

Public Participation Meeting Notice: Constellation Schools: Elyria Community School receives federal funding through the Special Education - IDEA (Part B) grant to assist with the education of student with disabilities, ages 3 through 21. Community members who would like to learn about how the school plans to spend its federal IDEA funds are welcome to attend and provide comment during our public hearing to be held on Monday, June 2 at 1:00 p.m. at the Constellation Schools: Elyria Community Elementary located at 300 North Abbe, Elyria, OH 44035. If you are unable to attend, you may contact and provide comment to Tracey Frierson, Principal of Constellation Schools: Elyria Community   School for information about the schools usage of its federal IDEA funds.


Ohio I Department of Education


John R. Kasich, Governor
Dr. Richard A. Ross , Superintendent of Public Instruction


December 5, 2013
December 5, 2013
Tracey Frierson, Principal
Constellation Schools: Elyria Community
300 N Abbe Rd Elyria, Ohio 44035
Dear Principal Frierson:
I am happy to share the good news that the Ohio Department of Education has named
Constellation Schools: Elyria Community a High Progress School of Honor, based on your
2012-2013 Local Report Card.
To become a High Progress School of Honor a building must first be a Title 1 or
Title 1-eligible schools with at least 40 percent of its students eligible for free and
reduced price meals. In addition these schools must rank in the top 10 percent for
gains in proficiency, or if high schools, in the top 10 percent in graduation rates.
Finally, High Progress Schools of Honor must have an Annual Measurable Objectives
grade of C or higher and have met or exceeded Ohio's value-added measure for the last three years.
Clearly your school is doing whatever it takes to make sure that your students from
all backgrounds have the opportunity to achieve academically. This makes you an outstanding
example of what is possible when students, educators, parents and community members work
together believing that all students can succeed. Please share my thanks with all of those who
contributed to your school's success. I hope you will share your strategies generously with
other Ohio schools.
In the coming weeks, we will be sending you a School of Honor banner to display in your building.
If you have questions about the banner or the award, please contact Sherry Panizo in our Office of
Policy and Research at (614) 387-0546.
Congratulations and my very best wishes for continued success. I know the determination and
compassion for students that led to your school's success will continue to make you an asset
to your community.
Best regards,
Dr. Richard A. Ross
Superintendent of Public Instruction
25 South Front Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Elyria Community Middle is one of the Constellation Schools, where we focus on student academic excellence, promote good character, and ensure small class sizes. Our schools prepare students to become successful, well rounded, life-long learners.
An education at Constellation Schools Elyria Community Middle prepares our students to become life-long learners by developing their academic foundation and providing them with the tools to be successful in their future endeavors. Here, your child will be among small classes where they are instructed by dedicated, state-certified teachers who utilize new textbooks, current technology, and creative teaching methods to integrate Character Education throughout the state-approved curriculum.
Elyria Community Middle sets high standards for all students based upon and above the Ohio Academic Content Standards. In addition, our school offers parents a real opportunity to be involved in the education of their child by creating a learning community where teachers, parents, and students work together to ensure academic success for all students.
All Constellation Schools are public schools with no tuition. They are privately run, proud leaders of Ohio’s charter schools, offering a choice in education for thousands of Ohio’s families.
Use the links at left to find out more about our school, our curriculum, and how to enroll your child.