Head of the class: 11 area schools receive top grade on state report cards
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For the majority of area schools, Monday’s state report cards brought good news. For others, it showed there’s work to do before moving up a rung in the Illinois State Board of Education’s designation system.
Here’s a quick look at how every area school was classified, plus definitions for all five groups — exemplary, commendable, targeted, comprehensive and intensive.
Defined by ISBE as: “Schools performing in the top 10 percent of schools statewide with no underperforming student groups.”
Bement Middle SchoolCerro Gordo Elementary
Cissna Park Junior HighFisher Junior/Senior HighGCMS Middle SchoolMahomet-Seymour HighMonticello HighPrairieview-Ogden Junior HighSt. Joseph Middle SchoolSt. Joseph-Ogden High
Watseka Junior HighCOMMENDABLE (97)
Defined by ISBE as: “A school that has no underperforming student groups, a graduation rate greater than 67 percent, and whose performance is not in the top 10 percent of schools statewide.”
Arcola ElementaryArcola HighArmstrong-Ellis Grade SchoolArmstrong Township High
Arthur Grade SchoolArthur-Lovington Atwood-Hammond HighAtwood-Hammond Grade SchoolBement ElementaryBismarck-Henning ElementaryBismarck-Henning Junior HighBismarck-Henning Rossville-Alvin HighBroadlands Heritage High
Caitlin Salt Fork High SchoolCatlin Salt Fork North ElementaryCerro Gordo Junior/Senior HighChampaign Barkstall ElementaryChampaign Bottenfield ElementaryChampaign Centennial HighChampaign International Prep AcademyChampaign Kenwood Elementary
Champaign Robeson ElementaryChampaign South Side ElementaryChampaign Stratton ElementaryChampaign Westview ElementaryChrisman HighCissna Park ElementaryCissna Park HighClinton High
Clinton Junior HighClinton Lincoln ElementaryDanville Liberty ElementaryDanville Meade Park ElementaryDanville Northeast ElementaryDanville Southwest ElementaryDeLand-Weldon ElementaryDeLand-Weldon Middle School
Farmer City Blue Ridge HighFarmer City Schneider ElementaryGeorgetown Mary Miller Junior HighGeorgetown Pine Crest ElementaryGeorgetown-Ridge Farm HighGibson City-Melvin-Sibley ElementaryGibson City-Melvin-Sibley HighGifford Grade School
Gilman Iroquois West ElementaryGilman Iroquois West HighHomer Heritage Junior High/ElementaryHoopeston Area HighHoopeston John Greer ElementaryHoopeston Maple ElementaryHume Shiloh ElementaryHume Shiloh High
Kansas ElementaryLeRoy ElementaryLeRoy HighLeRoy Junior High Lovington Grade SchoolMahomet Lincoln Trail ElementaryMahomet Middletown Prairie ElementaryMahomet-Seymour Junior HighMansfield Blue Ridge Junior High
Milford Grade SchoolMilford HighMonticello Middle SchoolMonticello Washington ElementaryOakland Lake Crest ElementaryOakwood Grade SchoolOakwood High SchoolOgden Prairieview-Ogden South Elementary
Paxton Clara Peterson ElementaryPaxton-Buckley-Loda HighPaxton-Buckley-Loda Junior HighPhilo Unity East ElementaryPotomac ElementaryRantoul Broadmeadow ElementaryRantoul Eastlawn ElementaryRantoul Pleasant Acres Elementary
Rantoul Township HighRossville-Alvin ElementaryRoyal Prairieview-Ogden North ElementarySt. Joseph ElementarySavoy Carrie Busey ElementarySidell Salt Fork South ElementarySullivan ElementarySullivan Middle School
Sullivan HighTolono Unity HighTolono Unity Junior HighTolono Unity West ElementaryTuscola HighTuscola North Ward ElementaryUrbana HighUrbana Wiley Elementary
Villa Grove HighWatseka HighWatseka Raymond ElementaryWestville HighWhite Heath ElementaryTARGETED (20)
Defined by ISBE as: “A school in which one or more student groups is performing at or below the level of the ‘all students’ group in the lowest performing 5 percent of schools.”
Champaign Central HighChampaign Dr. Howard ElementaryChrisman-Scottland Junior HighClinton Douglas ElementaryClinton ElementaryDanville South View ElementaryFisher Grade SchoolHoopeston Area Middle School
Kansas HighRantoul J.W. Eater Junior HighSidell Salt Fork Junior HighThawville Iroquois West ElementaryThomasboro Grade SchoolTuscola East Prairie Middle SchoolUrbana Leal ElementaryUrbana Dr. King Elementary
Urbana Thomas Paine ElementaryVilla Grove ElementaryVilla Grove Junior HighWestville Junior HighCOMPREHENSIVE (16)
Defined by ISBE as: “A school that is in the lowest-performing 5 percent Title I eligible schools in Illinois, those high schools that have a graduation rate of less than 67 percent or less, and those schools that have completed a full Targeted Support school improvement cycle, where the performance of one or more of the originally Targeted student groups remains at or below the level of the “all students” group in the lowest-performing 5 percent of Title I eligible schools at the end of the four-year improvement cycle. Schools in Comprehensive Support shall receive comprehensive services.”
Champaign Edison Middle School
Champaign Franklin Middle SchoolChampaign Garden Hills ElementaryChampaign Jefferson Middle SchoolChampaign Washington ElementaryChrisman ElementaryDanville Edison ElementaryDanville HighDanville Mark Denman Elementary
Danville North Ridge Middle SchoolLudlow ElementaryOnarga Iroquois West Middle SchoolRantoul Northview ElementaryUrbana Middle SchoolUrbana Yankee Ridge ElementaryWestville Judith Giacoma Elementary
Defined by ISBE as: “A school that has completed a full Comprehensive Support school improvement cycle, but whose performance remains in the lowest-performing 5 percent Title I eligible schools in Illinois or is a high school that has a graduation rate of less than 67 percent or less at the end of the four-year improvement cycle.”
Urbana Dr. Williams ElementaryNO DESIGNATION (5)Area public schools that did not receive a designation: Bement High, DeLand-Weldon High, Oakland High, Oakwood Junior High, Urbana Uni High.