For Immediate Release
March 30, 2006
Illinois Academic Awards Schools named
Federal grants awarded to nine Illinois
SPRINGFIELD -- The Illinois State Board of Education
has announced the 2005 Academic Award Schools under the
Federal No Child Left Behind Act. To qualify, at least
89.7 percent of a school’s students must meet or
exceed grade level learning standards on the Illinois
Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) and the school must
have a poverty rate of at least 50 percent.
Each Academic Award School will receive a Federal grant
which may be used for supplementary reading, math, and
science materials. The funds may also be used for technology
hardware and software or other approved school based initiatives.
Nathan Hale Primary School in Crestwood, Cook County School
District 130 will receive a $12,000 grant.
The following schools will each receive an $11,000 grant:
- Berry Attendance Center, Cisne, Wayne City Community
Unit School District 100;
- Schiller Elementary School, Centralia, Centralia
School District 135;
- Lincoln Elementary School, Anna, Anna Community Consolidated
School District 37;
- Leepertown Elementary School, Bureau, Leepertown
Community Consolidated District 175;
- Hawthorn Elementary School, Salem, Salem School District
- Matteson Elementary School, Matteson, Matteson Elementary
School District 162;
- Lerna Elementary School, Lerna, Charleston Community
Unit School District 1; and
- Lewis and Clark Elementary School, Godfrey, Alton
Community Unit School District 11.