For Immediate Release
May 1, 2014
ISBE visits Central High School in Camp Point to present Illinois Honor Roll award
Annual list recognizes improving and high-performing schools from across the state
CAMP POINT — State Superintendent of Education Christopher A. Koch recognized Central High School today for being named to the 2013 Illinois Honor Roll. The Camp Point High School celebrated the recognition during a school assembly.
“I am happy to have the opportunity to celebrate this achievement with the staff and students of Central High School,” said Superintendent Koch. “Despite higher expectations this year, Central High School was among nearly 200 Illinois schools that rose to the challenge.”
The 2013 Illinois Honor Roll lists 177 schools from 99 public schools in Illinois. 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 37 high-poverty, high-performing schools that are beating the odds by overcoming the achievement gap.
- Academic Excellence Awards – 23 schools have sustained high performance over at least three years.
- Academic Improvement Awards – 125 schools are showing substantial improvement.
Central High School has 273 students enrolled and received the Academic Improvement Award. It is one of four schools in Central CUSD 3.
The 2013 Honor Roll roster contains elementary, middle and high schools, including charter schools, and represents 99 public school districts statewide. Downstate schools represent 47 percent of the Honor Roll schools, Chicago schools make up the 38 percent and suburban schools represent the final 15 percent this year. The schools earned a total of 185 awards in the three categories.
A complete listing of the 2013 Illinois Honor Roll schools and additional information can be found online at http://www.ilhonorroll.niu.edu.
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