Multiple schools earn academic achievement awards from state

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 3:15pm
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Colorado Department of Education honors 12 schools in the Five Star District

Academic Performance State Award Celebrations - January 2018

Adams 12 Five Star Schools is proud to announce that a record 12 schools have earned school performance awards from the Colorado Department of Education in three categories. The district surprised the schools with a celebration at their schools to honor the hard work of staff and community to help students reach their full potential in every classroom, every day.

Centers of Excellence Award

Each year, the Colorado Department of Education recognizes public schools in the state that enroll a student population of which at least 75 percent are at-risk pupils and that demonstrate the highest rates of student longitudinal growth, as measured by the Colorado Growth Model. On the school performance framework that is used by the state to evaluate schools, these schools have demonstrated impressive results on the indicator relating to longitudinal academic growth.

  • Northglenn Middle

  • North Mor Elementary

  • Stukey Elementary

Colorado Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Awards

The Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Awards are given to schools that demonstrate exceptional student growth. On the school performance framework that is used by the state to evaluate schools, these schools "exceed" expectations on the indicator related to longitudinal academic growth and "meet or exceed" expectations on the indicator related to academic growth gaps.

  • Hulstrom K-8

  • Skyview Elementary

  • Silver Creek Elementary

  • Tarver Elementary

  • Meridian Elementary

  • Riverdale Elementary

Colorado John Irwin Schools of Excellence Awards

The John Irwin awards, named after former Colorado State Representative, John J. Irwin, are given to schools that demonstrate excellent academic achievement. On the three-year school performance framework that is used by the state to evaluate schools, these schools “exceed” expectations on the academic achievement indicator.

  • Hulstrom K-8

  • STEM Lab

  • Meridian Elementary

  • Stargate Charter School

  • Coyote Ridge Elementary