Both Wilmette Elementary Schools District 39 and Kenilworth School District 38 were given high honors by the Illinois State Board of Education this week. The districts have a total of six schools named to the Academic Honor Roll and given the 2012 Academic Excellence Award.
Central Elementary School, Harper Elementary School, Marie Murphy School, McKenzie Elementary School, Romona Elementary School and the Joseph Sears School 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 that 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.