Palatine Schools Named to State Academic Honor Roll

Three Palatine elementary schools were given the honor for sustaining high academic performance for three consecutive years.

Three Palatine elementary schools received high honors from the Illinois State Board of Education this week. 

Hunting Ridge Elementary SchoolMarion Jordan Elementary School and Pleasant Hill Elementary School are among the 454 Illinois schools to be named to the Illinois Honor Roll and chosen for a 2012 Academic Excellence Award. 

The schools honored all sustained high academic performances over the past three years.

According to the Illinois State Board of Education, schools who 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. 

"Schools that receive Academic Excellence Awards tend to remain on the honor roll year after year, and many of them raise their level of performance," according to the ISBE's Illinois Honor Roll website

linda frahm January 30, 2013 at 12:57 AM
Hmmm... Does not surprise me and could have predicted the schools without even seeing the list. Congratulations to those schools...however that does not mean that quality education, teachers, and students are not at the other district 15 schools. When you look at all of the aspects of the report card you will see that not all schools are the same. Jonothan Koziol "Savage Inequalities".
Roman G. Golash January 30, 2013 at 06:23 PM
What are the demographics of these schools? Fremd appears to have better academic scores than Palatine High School, but Fremd has very little diversity in its student poplulation, while Palatine has 35-40% Hispanics. To give every student an opportunity shouldn't the diversity be even throughout the high schools and grammar schools?
Wally January 30, 2013 at 11:29 PM
Huh? What school you go to is determined by where you live. Every student does have "opportunity" in Palatine schools.
Louanne January 31, 2013 at 12:23 AM


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