Twelve District 54 schools received an Academic Excellence Award from the Illinois State Board of Education in recognition of their exemplary performance on the Illinois Standards Achievement Test from 2008 to 2010.
Collins, Dirksen, Dooley, Fairview, Fox, Hale, Hoover, Link, Nerge and Stevenson elementary schools, Lincoln Prairie School, and Frost Junior High School were among the 459 schools to receive the Academic Excellence Award for 2010 by sustaining high performance levels on state assessments for at least three years. These schools meet the following criteria:
- All schools must have made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in 2009 and 2010.
- Preschool through eighth grade schools: 90 percent of students met or exceeded state standards in both reading and mathematics for the three most recent school years.
District 54 is one of only four school districts in Illinois to earn more than 10 Academic Excellence Awards this year. In addition, many of our schools are repeat winners:
- Dirksen, Hoover, Nerge and Stevenson elementary schools are receiving the Academic Excellence Award for the third consecutive year.
- Dooley, Fairview, Hale, Lincoln Prairie and Frost are receiving the Academic Excellence Award for the second consecutive year.
The state assessments are used to measure adequate yearly progress for all public schools. District 54 students in third through eighth grade will take the test from Feb. 28 through March 11 this year.
The Illinois Honor Roll celebrates the accomplishments of Illinois public schools that are providing high quality education for all their students.