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All but 1 Lawrence school meet ‘Standard of Excellence’

September 18, 2012

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For the third year in a row, Kennedy School was the only school in the Lawrence district not to meet the “Standard of Excellence” distinction on the state’s standardized assessments.

The Kansas Department of Education released its list of schools that made the grade for the standard on Tuesday.

Schools can qualify by grade level or buildingwide in each of the different subject areas assessed. A building must meet adequate yearly progress and have a minimum percentage of students at the “exemplary” performance level as well as a maximum percentage of scores in the “academic warning” level. More information about the criteria can be found at the KDE’s website.

Thirteen of the 14 elementary schools made the standard buildingwide in reading, and all but Kennedy, Prairie Park and Sunset Hill in math. Statewide, there were 3,081 awards in reading, 2,816 in math, 432 in science and 160 in history/government, according to a news release from the department.

This year is the Standard of Excellence’s last; the state will no longer calculate adequate yearly progress after it gained a waiver from laws put in place by the No Child Left Behind Act in July.

Below are Lawrence schools with the category each received Standard of Excellence scores in:

Elementary schools

• Broken Arrow School: reading buildingwide and in grades 3 through 5; math buildingwide and grades 3 through 5; science buildingwide.

• Cordley School: reading buildingwide and in grades 3 through 5; math in grades 4 and 5 and buildingwide; science buildingwide.

• Deerfield School: reading buildingwide and in grades 3 through 5; math in grades 4 and 5 and buildingwide; science buildingwide.

• Hillcrest School: reading buildingwide and in grades 3 through 5; math buildingwide and in grades 3 through 5.

• Kennedy School: no category.

• Langston Hughes School: reading buildingwide and in grades 3 through 5; math buildingwide and in grades 3 through 5.

• New York School: reading buildingwide and in grades 4 and 5; math buildingwide and in grades 3 through 5.

• Pinckney School: reading buildingwide and in grades 3 through 5; math buildingwide and in grades 3 through 5; science buildingwide.

• Prairie Park School: reading buildingwide and in grade 4; buildingwide in science.

• Quail Run School: reading buildingwide and in grades 3 through 5; math buildingwide and in grades 3 through 5; science buildingwide.

• Schwegler School: reading buildingwide and in grades 3 through 5; math buildingwide and in grades 3 through 5.

• Sunflower School: reading buildingwide and in grades 3 and 4; math buildingwide and 3 and 5.

• Sunset Hill School: reading buildingwide and in grades 3 and 4; math in grade 3.

• Woodlawn School: reading buildingwide and in grades 3 through 5; math buildingwide and in grades 3 through 5.

Middle schools

• Liberty Memorial Central Middle School: reading buildingwide and in grades 7 and 8.

• South Middle School: reading buildingwide and in grades 6 through 8.

• Southwest Middle School: reading buildingwide and in grades 6 through 8; math buildingwide and in grades 6 through 8.

• West Middle School: reading buildingwide and in grades 6 through 8; math buildingwide and in grades 7 and 8.

High schools

• Lawrence High School: reading buildingwide; math buildingwide.

• Free State High School: reading buildingwide; math buildingwide.

Virtual schools

• Lawrence Virtual School: reading buildingwide and grades 3 through 8 except for 4.

• Lawrence Virtual High School: reading buildingwide; science buildingwide.

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