Three area schools earned the 2011 Illinois Honor Roll Academic Excellence Award from the State Superintendent of Education Christopher A. Koch.
in Frankfort School District 157-C and and elementary schools in Summit Hill School District 161 received the honor for maintaining high academic performance for the past three years.
To earn award, schools must meet the following criteria:
- made Adequate Yearly Progress in 2010 and 2011 as required by No Child Left Behind
- for schools with grades 8 and under, 90 percent of students must have met or exceeded state standards in reading and math for the past three years.
This is the second consecutive year that Chelsea has earned the distinction, and the first time for Arbury Hills and Mary Drew. in D161 won the award last year, and and of D157-C were honored in 2008 and 2004, respectively.
The award was given to 438 schools throughout the state. Of those, 67 were middle schools and 566 were elementary and kindergarten through grade 8 schools.