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For Immediate Release
February 27, 2012

State Board Celebrates Academic Improvement at Harvard Elementary in Chicago Public Schools 299


Annual list recognizes 94 improving and high-performing Chicago schools

CHICAGO —State Superintendent of Education Christopher A. Koch recognized Harvard Elementary in Chicago Public Schools District 299 today for being named to the 2011 Illinois Honor Roll. Harvard Elementary is among 94 schools in CPS named to the 2011 Illinois Honor Roll and recognized Monday during a morning school assembly at Harvard.

“Harvard Elementary demonstrates that exemplary progress is possible at every level and can be sustained,” said State Superintendent of Education Christopher A. Koch. “We commend Harvard Elementary for achieving this award five times and the faculty and community in the other CPS Honor Roll schools for their hard work and dedication on behalf of students each day.”

The 2011 Illinois Honor Roll recognizes 703 schools across the state for their continued academic progress. The honor roll is divided into three categories – Spotlight Schools, Academic Excellence and Academic Improvement. Each award has unique criteria that best reflect the diverse circumstances of Illinois schools.

Harvard is one of three schools in the state, along with Cather and Beidler Elementary, also in CPS, to receive the Academic Improvement Award for the fifth time.

Additionally, Jones College Preparatory School in Chicago has made the Honor Roll more than any school in the state with 16 awards since the Honor Roll began in 2003. It is one of 10 schools in the state, along with Lane Technical High School and Vanderpoel Elementary Magnet School, to win the Spotlight and Academic Excellence Award in 2011. Six Schools statewide, including Black Magnet Elementary and Columbus Elementary in Chicago, won both the Spotlight and Academic Improvement Awards in 2011.

A complete listing of the 2011 Illinois Honor Roll Schools can be found online at http://www.ilhonorroll.niu.edu.

The 94 Chicago Public Schools that earned awards in the 2011 Illinois Honor Roll are:

SCHOOL
AWARD
Lane Technical HS
SPOTLIGHT  EXCELLENCE
Phillips Academy HS
IMPROVEMENT
King College Prep HS
IMPROVEMENT
Jones College Prep HS
SPOTLIGHT  EXCELLENCE
Young Magnet HS
EXCELLENCE
Northside College Preparatory HS
EXCELLENCE
Payton College Preparatory HS
EXCELLENCE
Aldridge Elementary
IMPROVEMENT
Barnard Elementary Comp Math & Science Center
IMPROVEMENT
Locke A Elementary Charter Academy
SPOTLIGHT
Beidler Elementary
IMPROVEMENT
Bethune Elementary
IMPROVEMENT
Black Magnet Elementary
SPOTLIGHT  IMPROVEMENT
Blaine Elementary
EXCELLENCE
Burley Elementary
EXCELLENCE
Burnham Elementary Inclusive Academy
SPOTLIGHT
Burr Elementary
SPOTLIGHT
Brunson Math & Science Specialty Elementary
IMPROVEMENT
Cather Elementary
IMPROVEMENT
Chappell Elementary
SPOTLIGHT
Columbus Elementary
SPOTLIGHT  IMPROVEMENT
Corkery Elementary
IMPROVEMENT
Chopin Elementary
SPOTLIGHT
Dunne Elementary Math  Science & Technical Academy
IMPROVEMENT
Earle Elementary
IMPROVEMENT
Edgebrook Elementary
EXCELLENCE
Edison Elementary Regional Gifted Center
EXCELLENCE
Emmet Elementary
IMPROVEMENT
Esmond Elementary
IMPROVEMENT
Franklin Elementary Fine Arts Center
EXCELLENCE
Fulton Elementary
IMPROVEMENT
Woods Elementary Math & Science Academy
IMPROVEMENT
Graham  A Elementary
IMPROVEMENT
Gillespie Elementary
IMPROVEMENT
Harte Elementary
SPOTLIGHT
Harvard Elementary
IMPROVEMENT
Hawthorne Elementary Scholastic Academy
EXCELLENCE
Henderson Elementary
IMPROVEMENT
Polaris Elementary Charter Academy
IMPROVEMENT
Howe Elementary
IMPROVEMENT
Jackson A Elementary Language Academy
EXCELLENCE
Johnson Elementary
IMPROVEMENT
Kershaw Elementary
IMPROVEMENT
Lozano Elementary Bilingual & International Center
IMPROVEMENT
LaSalle Elementary Language Academy
EXCELLENCE
Madison Elementary
IMPROVEMENT
McCormick Elementary
IMPROVEMENT
McDade Elementary Classical
EXCELLENCE
Mitchell Elementary
SPOTLIGHT
Mount Vernon Elementary
IMPROVEMENT
Newberry Elementary Math & Science Academy
SPOTLIGHT
Norwood Park Elementary
EXCELLENCE
Owen Elementary Scholastic Academy
SPOTLIGHT
Parker Elementary Community Academy
IMPROVEMENT
Penn Elementary
IMPROVEMENT
Pershing Elementary Humanities Magnet
SPOTLIGHT
Pickard Elementary
IMPROVEMENT
Reed Elementary
IMPROVEMENT
Ruggles Elementary
IMPROVEMENT
Ryerson Elementary
IMPROVEMENT
Sauganash Elementary
EXCELLENCE
Sheridan Elementary Math & Science Academy
SPOTLIGHT
Skinner Elementary
EXCELLENCE
Solomon Elementary
SPOTLIGHT
Vanderpoel Elementary Magnet
SPOTLIGHT  EXCELLENCE
Webster Elementary
IMPROVEMENT
Wildwood Elementary
EXCELLENCE
Young Elementary
IMPROVEMENT
Depriest Elementary
IMPROVEMENT
Hughes L Elementary
IMPROVEMENT
McNair Elementary
IMPROVEMENT
Langford A Elementary
IMPROVEMENT
White Elementary Career Academy
IMPROVEMENT
Keller Elementary Gifted Magnet
EXCELLENCE
Earhart Elementary Option for Knowledge
SPOTLIGHT
Curtis Elementary
IMPROVEMENT
Beasley Elementary Magnet Academic Center
SPOTLIGHT
Decatur Classical Elementary
EXCELLENCE
Poe Elementary Classical
EXCELLENCE
Turner-Drew Elementary Language Academy
SPOTLIGHT
Daley Elementary Academy
IMPROVEMENT
Morton Elementary Career Academy
IMPROVEMENT
Lenart Elementary Regional Gifted Center
EXCELLENCE
Galileo Elementary Math & Science School Academy
SPOTLIGHT
Lara Elementary Academy
IMPROVEMENT
Courtenay Elementary Language Arts Center
SPOTLIGHT
National Teachers Elementary Academy
IMPROVEMENT
Talman Elementary
IMPROVEMENT
Suder Montessori Elementary Magnet
SPOTLIGHT
Frazier International Magnet Elementary
SPOTLIGHT
Frazier Prep Academy Elementary
IMPROVEMENT
Plato Learning Academy  Elementary
IMPROVEMENT
Edison Park Elementary
EXCELLENCE
Davis M Magnet Elementary School
IMPROVEMENT
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