STATE BOARD HONORS SCHOOLS FOR ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE
(Lewiston). Calling them the best of the best, Idaho State Board of Education President Richard Westerberg lead the Board in honoring the 2010 Additional Yearly Growth and Distinguished School Award winners.
"These schools show us that our students, teachers, administrators- everyone involved- can perform at a high level," said Westerberg.
"Idaho is a national leader," said Superintendent of Public Instruction and State Board member Tom Luna. "Our success is not a coincidence. It takes teamwork and focus. The schools awarded today are examples of dedicated teachers, hard-working students and involved parents. I'm proud to celebrate Idaho's public school success."
To be honored with an Additional Yearly Growth Award, a school must make Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) under No Child Left Behind (NCLB) for two consecutive years and show a minimum of a ten percent improvement in one of the forty-one subcategories.
The top five percent of schools who meet the above criteria earn a Distinguished School designation.
Schools honored this year with an Additional Yearly Growth Award include:
- Mountain View Elementary- Cassia County Schools- Reading Hispanic Students
- Hailey Elementary- Blaine County Schools- Reading in Hispanic Students
- Hailey Elementary-Blaine County Schools- Reading in students on Free/Reduced Lunch
- Peregrine Elementary- Meridian School District- Math in Special Education students
- Horizon Elementary- Jerome School District- Math in students on Free/Reduced Lunch
- Downey Elementary-Marsh Valley School District-Math in white students
- Jefferson Elementary- Pocatello/Chubbuck School District- Reading in students on Free/Reduced Lunch
- Winton Elementary-Coeur d'Alene School District- Math in students on Free/Reduced Lunch
- Priest River Lamanna High School- West Bonner County Schools- Math in students on free/reduced lunch
- Priest River Lamanna High School-West Bonner County Schools-Math in white students
- Whittier Elementary-Boise School District- Math in Hispanic Students
- Peregrine Elementary in the Meridian School District- Math in Special Education Students
- Whittier Elementary in the Boise Independent School District- Math in Hispanic Students