For Immediate Release
March 14, 2011

State Superintendent celebrates success of 17 Madison County Honor Roll Schools

Annual list recognizes improving and high-performing schools across state

Marine  — The Illinois State Board of Education recognized 17 Madison County schools today for being named to the 2010 Illinois Honor Roll. The schools were honored during a school assembly at Marine Elementary School in Marine.

“These 17 schools reflect each category of the Honor Roll showing improvement and maintaining excellence over time,” said State Superintendent Koch. “This kind of academic achievement requires that everyone at school and at home is working extraordinarily hard to keep growing and learning. We commend administrators, teachers, parents and students for their commitment.”

The 2010 Illinois Honor Roll recognizes 834 schools across the state for their continued academic progress. The honor roll is divided into three categories – Spotlight Schools, Academic Excellence and Academic Improvement. Each award has unique criteria that best reflect the diverse circumstances of Illinois schools.

The Madison County schools received awards from all three categories and are listed as follows:

Roxana CUSD 1

Triad CUSD 2,

Venice CUSD 3

Highland CUSD 5

Edwardsville CUSD 7

Granite City CUSD 9

Collinsville CUSD 10

Alton CUSD 11

Madison CUSD 12

East Alton SD 13

Wood River-Hartford ESD 15

A complete listing of the 2010 Illinois Honor Roll Schools can be found online at