Three Palatine elementary schools received high honors from the Illinois State Board of Education this week.
Hunting Ridge Elementary School, Marion 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.