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 Meadowview Grayslake 93 93.7 92.5 Adler Park Libertyville 92 94.2 93.1 Butterfield Libertyville 96 95.7 94.9 Copeland Manor Libertyville 96 96.7 96.5 Rockland Libertyville 97 94.4 94 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.