For Immediate Release
April 3, 2013

Honor Roll schools honored in Macoupin, Madison, Jersey, Christian and Montgomery counties

Annual list recognizes improving and high-performing schools across the state

CARLINVILLE — State Superintendent of Education Christopher A. Koch recognized 13 schools from Christian, Jersey, Macoupin, Madison and Montgomery today (Wednesday, April 3) for being named to the 2012 Illinois Honor Roll. The schools were honored during a school assembly at Carlinville Primary School.

“It is so important we take the time to recognize good news and share the many success strategies and stories in education,” said Superintendent Koch. “These schools stand out and prove we can make sure every student is prepared for the next level of education and ready to do great things in their careers and communities. Thank you to the educators, parents and students here for working together for these achievements.”

The 2012 Illinois Honor Roll lists 624 schools from nearly 4,000 public schools in Illinois. 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.

Carlinville Primary School is one of only 15 schools from across the state that earned both Spotlight Schools and Academic Excellence awards this year. Carlinville Primary also received the Academic Excellence Award the previous four school years.

The schools recognized today in Carlinville were:

Distrct School Award
Carlinville CUSD 1 Carlinville Primary School Spotlight/Excellence
Edwardsville CUSD 7 Woodland Elementary School Excellence
Highland CUSD 5 Grantfork Upper Elementary School Excellence
New Douglas Mid-Elementary School Excellence
Jersey CUSD 100 Jersey Community High School Improvement
Delhi Elementary School Spotlight
Madison CUSD 12 Madison Senior High School Improvement
Harris Elementary School Improvement
Northwestern CUSD 2 Northwestern Jr. High School Spotlight
Panhandle CUSD 2 Farmersville Elementary School Spotlight
Taylorville CUSD 3 North Elementary School Spotlight
Triad CUSD 2 St. Jacob Elementary School Excellence
C A Henning School Excellence

The 2012 Honor Roll roster contains elementary, middle and high schools, including charter schools, and represents 293 public school districts statewide. Downstate schools represent 39 percent of the Honor Roll schools, suburban schools represent 49 percent and Chicago schools make up the final 12 percent this year. The schools earned a total of 640 awards in the three categories.

A complete listing of the 2012 Illinois Honor Roll Schools can be found online at


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