Thursday, February 26, 2009

Peoria Schools make the ISBE honor roll...

Great news coming out of Peoria Public Schools District 150. A big Congratulations and "Attaboy" to all who made this happen. From an e-mail:

The Illinois State Board of Education announced today the 2008 Honor Roll Schools. Superintendent Ken Hinton and Peoria Public Schools is proud to announce the following awards within the district:

Six Spotlight Schools
-FRANKLIN-EDISON PRIMARY SCHOOL - SPOTLIGHT
-HINES PRIMARY SCHOOL - SPOTLIGHT
-ROOSEVELT MAGNET SCHOOL - SPOTLIGHT
-THOMAS JEFFERSON PRIMARY SCHOOL - SPOTLIGHT
-WHITTIER PRIMARY SCHOOL - SPOTLIGHT
-WOODROW WILSON PRIMARY SCHOOL - SPOTLIGHT

Two Academic Improvement:
-ROOSEVELT MAGNET SCHOOL - IMPROVEMENT
-WOODROW WILSON PRIMARY SCHOOL - IMPROVEMENT

Two Academic Excellence:
-LINDBERGH MIDDLE SCHOOL - ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
-WASHINGTON GIFTED SCHOOL - ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

Congratulations to all winners! Look for more information in Staff News Weekly on Wednesday, March 4th. If you are interested in reviewing the winners from throughout the entire state, visit http://www.ilhonorroll.niu.edu/index.asp

3 comments:

Sharon Crews said...

Where is Northmoor Edison and Rolling Acres Edison?

JC said...

Sharon, your bias is showing again! A bit of research would reveal that these awards are for schools with 50% + of enrolled students living below the poverty level. As of last year, both Northmoor-Edison (43%) and Rolling Acres Edison (49%) were below that cutoff.

BUT, just in case you were wondering, both schools met all the other criteria for earning Spotlight status. :)

Anonymous said...

Neither Northmoor or Rolling Acres were even close to being "poverty level" prior to Edison. Not saying Edison drove them into poverty, but many who could voted with their feet.