Six District 200 schools made the 2012 Illinois Honor Roll by earning Academic Excellence Awards, a commendation from the Illinois State Board of Education, District 200 announced Thursday.
Emerson Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary School, Longfellow Elementary School, Lowell Elementary School, Whittier Elementary School, and Wiesbrook Elementary School were among 454 schools in Illinois to make the honor roll.
Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services Faith Dahlquist said in a statement, “One of our key goals is to prepare students for college and career readiness. This award demonstrates our continued progress in preparing students for further education after they leave District 200.”
To earn the award, a school must have made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in 2011 and 2012, according to a press release from District 200. In schools serving grades 8 and below, 90 percent of students must have met or exceeded state standards in both reading and mathematics for three most recent school years and in high schools, 80 percent of students must have met or exceeded state standards in both reading and mathematics for the three most recent school years.
District 200 Superintendent Dr. Brian Harris will recognize these schools at the Board of Education meeting Wednesday, Feb. 13 at Pleasant Hill Elementary.