For the fourth year in a row, each of the three District 90 schools has received an Academic Excellence Award from the Illinois State Board of Education. Across the state, 438 public schools—or just over 10 percent of those in the state—received the award for 2011.
The three District 90 schools are Lincoln Elementary and Willard Elementary, which serve kindergarten through grade 4, and Roosevelt Middle School, which serves grades 5 through 8.
To earn an Academic Excellence Award, schools must meet the following criteria:
- They must have made Adequate Yearly Progress in 2010 and 2011 as required by No Child Left Behind.
- In schools serving grades 8 and below, 90 percent of students must have met or exceeded state standards in both reading and mathematics for the three most recent school years.
“Receiving the Academic Excellence Awards is a testament to the dedication and talent of District 90 teachers and staff, as well as to the hard work of students and the support from parents,” Superintendent Dr. Ed Condon said. “Student success is a collaborative endeavor, and I’m proud to see efforts of the District 90 school community recognized in this way.”
For more information about the awards, visit www.ilhonorroll.niu.edu.