- Spotlight Schools – Recognizes 105 high-poverty, high-performing schools that are beating the odds to overcome the achievement gap.
- Academic Excellence Awards – 454 schools have sustained high performance over at least three years.
- Academic Improvement Awards – 81 schools are showing substantial improvement.
The 2012 Illinois Honor Roll recognizes 624 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.
A complete listing of the 2012 Illinois Honor Roll Schools can be found online at http://www.ilhonorroll.niu.edu/
2012 Honor Roll Press Releases
Annual list recognizes improving and high-performing schools across state
State Superintendent of Education Christopher A. Koch recognized 13 schools today for being named to the 2012 Illinois Honor Roll. The schools were honored during a school assembly at John Jay Elementary in Mount Prospect.
January 28, 2013 -- More than 600 schools recognized for exemplary performance on 2012 Illinois Honor Roll
Annual list shows continued and improved academic achievement as state moves toward new accountability system in 2014
The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and Northern Illinois University (NIU) announced today that 624 schools made the Illinois Honor Roll for their continued academic progress or excellence.