For Immediate Release
February 6, 2012
State Board celebrates success of 13 Schaumburg District 54 Honor Roll Schools
Annual list recognizes improving and high-performing schools across state
SCHAUMBURG —State Superintendent of Education Christopher A. Koch recognized 13 Schaumburg CCSD 54 schools today for being named to the 2011 Illinois Honor Roll. The schools were honored during a school assembly at Michael Collins Elementary in Schaumburg.
“This is a remarkable list of 13 district schools that have maintained academic excellence amid many challenges, including a very tough economy,’’ said State Superintendent of Education Christopher A. Koch. “We hope students, educators, parents and community members will celebrate their success because they are the ones responsible for these outstanding results.”
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.
- Spotlight Schools – Recognizes 167 high-poverty, high-performing schools that are beating the odds to overcome the achievement gap.
- Academic Excellence Awards – 438 schools have sustained high performance over at least three years.
- Academic Improvement Awards – 114 schools are showing substantial improvement.
The 13 schools honored Monday are:
- Edwin Aldrin Elementary School
- Michael Collins Elementary School
- Everett Dirksen Elementary School
- Thomas Dooley Elementary School
- Fairview Elementary School
- Anne Fox Elementary School
- Robert Frost Junior High School
- Nathan Hale Elementary School
- Herbert Hoover Elementary School
- Lincoln Prairie School
- Adolph Link Elementary School
- Frederick Nerge Elementary School
- Adlai Stevenson Elementary School