Honor Roll For Jones, Sheridan, & 137 Other CPS Schools

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FROM ISBE:  "This year, five schools won both
the Spotlight Schools award and the Academic Excellence Award. Among them is a Chicago high school,
Jones College Preparatory which has made the Honor Roll more than any school in
the state with 12 awards since the Honor Roll began in 2003. Sheridan Elementary
Math & Science Academy
in Chicago
also earned both a Spotlight and Academic Excellence Award as did Arcadia Elementary School
in Olympia Fields, Chatsworth Grade School (Chatsworth) and Belle Rive Attendance Center
(Belle Rive.)
"  ISBE Honor Roll (link here)

Nearly 1,000 schools recognized for academic excellence on 2009 Illinois
Honor Roll

Annual
list shows continued academic achievement;

Number
of consistently high-performing schools increased to 438 in past year

 

SPRINGFIELD --
The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and Northern Illinois University
(NIU) announced today that 975 schools made the Illinois Honor Roll for their continued academic progress.
The 2009 honor roll includes more than 90 schools that are being recognized for the sixth or seventh consecutive
year. All of these outstanding schools are being honored for their
accomplishments in making progress toward or maintaining academic excellence.

 

"These Honor Roll schools include struggling schools
that have undertaken large reform efforts as well as high-performing schools
that have maintained excellence even as the bar to making Adequate Yearly
Progress grows higher,'' said State Superintendent Christopher A.
Koch. "This kind of achievement requires nothing less than sheer hard
work and dedication on the part of administrators, teachers, parents and
students.''

 

Northern Illinois University worked
with ISBE to establish criteria, identify winners of the awards and administer
the Illinois Honor Roll, which 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 425 high-poverty, high-performing schools that are beating the
    odds to overcoming the achievement gap.
  • Academic Excellence Awards
    - 438 schools have sustained high performance over at least three
    years.
  • Academic Improvement Awards
    - 147 schools are showing substantial gains over three years.

 

 

 

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The 2009 honor roll roster includes elementary, middle and
high schools, including charter

schools, and represents 362 school districts statewide.
Suburban schools represent 42

percent of the Honor Roll schools, downstate schools
account for another 44 percent and Chicago
schools make up the final 14 percent this year. The 975 schools earned a total
of 1,110 awards in the three categories.

 

 

District

Awards

Winning Schools

Total District Schools

City of Chicago 299

150

139

606

Indian Prairie
204

18

18

29

Naperville 203

17

17

21

East St. Louis 189

15

13

20

St. Charles 303

11

11

17

Wheaton 200

11

11

19

Peoria 150

10

9

29

 

Other 2009 Illinois Honor Roll facts:

·        
At all 147 Academic Improvement
Award schools, the number of students meeting or exceeding standards increased
by at least 7.5 points over one year or 15 points over two years.

·        
In 2009, six schools won the
Academic Improvement Award, sustaining annual 7.5 improvements, for a fourth
time.

·        
Nine Spotlight Schools are
receiving a seventh award this year, having maintained high level performance
since the award began in 2003, and 27 schools earned the award for a sixth
straight year.

·        
In 2009, 44 Academic Excellence
schools sustained their long-term high achievement and won a sixth award, 44
schools are being recognized for the fifth time (2005-2009) and 23 for
the fourth time (2006-2009).

·        
In 2009, 166 Academic Excellence
elementary schools showed increases in scores over last year, even though they started
at a baseline above 90 percent of students meeting or exceeding standards.

·        
This year, five schools won both
the Spotlight Schools award and the Academic Excellence Award. Among them is a Chicago high school,
Jones College Preparatory which has made the Honor Roll more than any school in
the state with 12 awards since the Honor Roll began in 2003. Sheridan Elementary
Math & Science Academy in Chicago
also earned both a Spotlight and Academic Excellence Award as did Arcadia Elementary School
in Olympia Fields, Chatsworth Grade School (Chatsworth) and Belle Rive Attendance Center
(Belle Rive.)

·        
Another 30 schools won both the
Spotlight Schools award and the Academic Improvement Award.

A complete listing of the 2009 Illinois Honor Roll Schools
can be found online at:

http://www.ilhonorroll.niu.edu/

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  • How did former winners like De la Cruz fare this year?

    Oh wait, they closed De la Cruz while it was a spotlight school...

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