Local Schools Named to State Academic Honor Roll
Schools in Grayslake, Libertyville and Vernon Hills were given the honor for sustaining high academic performance for three consecutive years.
Several local schools have been given high honors by the Illinois State Board of Education this week. Eight schools have been named to the Academic Honor Roll and given the 2012 Academic Excellence Award.
The following schools are among 454 Illinois schools receiving the award, along with the percent of students who met or exceeded standards:
|School||Town||Meets/Exceeds 2012||Meets/Exceeds 2011||Meets/Exceeds 2010|
|Prairie Crossing Charter School||Grayslake||97||96.5||95.8|
|Aspen Elementary||Vernon Hills||96||93.9||96.5|
The schools honored all sustained high academic performances over the past three years.
According to the Illinois State Board of Education, schools that receive the Academic Excellence Award must have at least 90 percent of elementary and middle students meeting or exceeding state standards in reading and math for three straight years. At the high school level, at least 85 percent of the students must meet or exceed standards on the Prairie State Achievement Exam given in 2010-2012.