The Poland Local School District is celebrating after two of its buildings were declared "five-star" buildings by the Ohio Department of Education and Workforce.

Both McKinley Elementary School and Poland Middle School Received this distinction according to a post on Superintendent Craig Hockenberry's Facebook page.

Meanwhile, Hockenberry tells 21 News Poland Seminary High School scored very highly as well earning a 4.5-star designation.

According to the Ohio Department of Education and Workforce's website, the five-star building designation is given to schools that "exceed state standards" by earning an overall five stars on its traditional report card.

The traditional report card measures the following components and gives a one through five-star rating on each:

- Achievement

- Progress

- Gap Closing

- Early Literacy

- Graduation

- College, Career, Workforce and Military Readiness

Hockenberry tells 21 News this was a "very proud moment" for the students, staff and community and says this happened thanks to their hard work.

"Poland's been very successful for years. ... There's heavy pressure on our staff to succeed and they answer the call every time. We're very proud of our staff," Hockenberry said.

Hockenberry also credits the district's Board of Education who invested in reducing class sizes, as well as professional development for teachers and educational programs, which had a large, positive impact on the district.