Six Highland Park Elementary Schools Named to State Academic Honor Roll

Six elementary schools in North Shore School District 112 were given the honor for sustaining high academic performance for three consecutive years.

North Shore School District 112 has been given high honors by the Illinois State Board of Education this week. The district has six schools named to the Academic Honor Roll and given the 2012 Academic Excellence Award.

Braeside Elementary, Indian Trail Elementary, Lincoln Elementary, Ravinia Elementary, Sherwood Elementary and Wayne Thomas Elementary are among 454 Illinois schools receiving the award. The schools honored all sustained high academic performances over the past three years.

According to the Illinois State Board of Education, schools who receive the Academic Excellence Award must have at least 90 percent of elementary and middle students meeting or exceeding state standards in reading and math for three straight years. At the high school level, at least 85 percent of the students must meet or exceed standards on the Prairie State Achievement Exam given in 2010-2012.

John Delk February 02, 2013 at 06:09 AM
I've served in the military for over twenty years willing to give life and limb for our country, I have traveled many places throughout my Army career, a few I would rather not see again, and I feel I am truly blessed to be an American. I could have easily chosen a different career path yielding me grater financial gain for myself and my family but instead I've chosen the path of selfless service and I have no regrets. My wife and I have been blessed to see our oldest son graduate from HP, who is now a honor student in his sophomore year at college. We also have a senior attending HP and yet another in grade school. All of our children are bright, well rounded, open minded and disciplined who have many friends from not only the Fort but the outer HP area as well. For those that feel that our service members children have negatively affected the school districts or housing markets I apologize. But please keep in mind that being a Soldier we seldom have a choice where we are stationed! I thank God every day for giving my family the opportunity to be here in HP long enough to see two children graduate and the other attend such a great school district. I might not be as lucky in my next assignment and I never know when duty will call me away from my family... But I'm a Soldier and upholding our nations freedoms and values is what I swore to do, in life or death.
Larry Jones February 02, 2013 at 06:05 PM
What bothers me here is I have not seen one negative comment about Military Kids. My kids went thru HPHS with them and they were great, played along side them in all sports. Eventually if we are down to 7 schools in Dist 112 everyone will be bussed
Samantha Stolberg February 04, 2013 at 02:59 AM
Military Mom- I would really like you to join me for coffee and discuss your experience in District 112. Can we meet sometime this week? Samantha Stolberg samanthastolberg@gmail.com
Abecedarian February 07, 2013 at 01:31 AM
There is only one s in busing.
Chnaridr February 26, 2013 at 07:35 PM
Thank you so much for standing up and being heard! I am a life long resident of this city with kids in Red Oak in the dual language program. I welcome your kids, Hispanic kids and all kids in what I am proud to call my school. Sure there are problems in my school and perhaps their "test" scores (which I question their metrics) are lower but we are still talking a first rate education at my school. Thank you most of all for the diversity that you bring to the community at large and in particular to our classrooms. I chose the dual language program because I want my child to experience that diversity and not just master a second language.I feel that threads such as this give these "better" schools a bad name and worsens the stigma that is Highland Park. Disgusting!


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