For Immediate Release
January 28, 2013
State Board celebrates success of 13 Mount Prospect area Honor Roll Schools
Annual list recognizes improving and high-performing schools across state
MOUNT PROSPECT — State Superintendent of Education Christopher A. Koch recognized 13 schools today for being named to the 2012 Illinois Honor Roll. The schools were honored during a school assembly at John Jay Elementary in Mount Prospect.
“This is a remarkable list of 13 schools that have maintained excellence or improved academic performance amid a tough economy and substantial cuts to education,” said State Superintendent Koch. “We hope students, educators, parents and community members will celebrate their school’s success because they are the ones responsible for these good and improving results.”
The 2012 Illinois Honor Roll recognizes 624 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.
- Spotlight Schools – Recognizes 105 high-poverty, high-performing schools that are beating the odds by overcoming the achievement gap.
- Academic Excellence Awards – 454 schools have sustained high performance over at least three years.
- Academic Improvement Awards – 81 schools are showing substantial improvement.
The 13 schools recognized Monday:
Wheeling CCSD 21
|Henry W Longfellow Elem School|
|J W Riley Elementary School|
Arlington Heights SD 25
|Greenbrier Elementary School|
|Ivy Hill Elementary School|
|Patton Elementary School|
|Windsor Elementary School|
River Trails SD 26
|Euclid Elementary School|
|Indian Grove Elementary School|
Mount Prospect SD 57
|Fairview Elementary School|
|Lions Park Elementary School|
Community Consolidated SD 59
|John Jay Elementary School|
|Iroquois Community School|
A complete listing of the 2012 Illinois Honor Roll Schools can be found online at http://www.ilhonorroll.niu.edu
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