Friday, February 1, 2013
Parents, students and teachers are being asked to take an online survey that will help highlight their particular school's strengths and weaknesses.
Parents, teachers and students are invited to take a statewide survey aimed at identifying strengths and weaknesses at local schools. The Illinois 5Essentials Survey, run by the State Board of Education (ISBE), opened Feb. 1 and can be taken online through March 31. It focuses on five essential components for school success: effective leaders, collaborative teachers, involved families, supportive environment and ambitious instruction. The survey will also be administered to students in the sixth through 12th grades. Survey results will help Illinois “lead the nation in providing a unique opportunity to deliver more comprehensive and reliable information on how to improve schools that test scores alone simply cannot capture,” according to …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Six elementary schools in North Shore School District 112 were given the honor for sustaining high academic performance for three consecutive years.
Tuesday, January 29
North Shore School District 112 has been given high honors by the Illinois State Board of Education this week. The district has six schools named to the Academic Honor Roll and given the 2012 Academic Excellence Award. Braeside Elementary, Indian Trail Elementary, Lincoln Elementary, Ravinia Elementary, Sherwood Elementary and Wayne Thomas Elementary are among 454 Illinois schools receiving the 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 …
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Deerfield and Highland Park High School students test higher than state and national averages.
Highland Park and Deerfield High School students are averaging higher scores on state tests than students throughout Illinois, according to a report recently released by the Illinois State Board of Education. As Patch reported earlier this year, Deerfield High School has the highest composite score on the ACT in Lake County for the second year in a row with a score of 27.1 out of 36. Highland Park High School's score is 26. Those figures are well above state and national averages, 20.9 and 21.1 respectively. "Though the unprecedented number of brilliant students created a very competitive atmosphere for my peers and I---and always set test curves way too high---I'm honored to have graduated in such an overachieving class," said former …