Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The Evanston-Skokie District 65 School Board unanimously approved the project during Monday’s meeting.
Orrington Elementary School will get $117,500 for site improvements after the Evanston-Skokie District 65 School Board unanimously approved the project during Monday’s meeting, Evanston Now reported. The north side of the school will get new concrete ramps and a curb cut while the northeast side of the school will get a sidewalk to accommodate garbage and food delivery trucks that currently use the playground while students are present, Evanston Now reported. Related Coverage
Friday, February 1, 2013
The Evanston-Skokie School District 65 school was given the honor for sustaining high academic performance for three consecutive years.
Friday, February 1
Orrington Elementary School was given high honors by the Illinois State Board of Education this week. The Evanston-Skokie School District 65 school was among 454 Illinois schools schools to be recognized as a 2012 Illinois Honor Roll Academic Excellence Award winner. The school was honored for sustaining high academic performances for 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 …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
The ‘Chicago Sun-Times’ recently ranked Illinois elementary, middle and high schools based on students’ average scores on state achievement tests in 2012.
Orrington Elementary School and Evanston Township High School made the cut for the top 50 elementary and high schools in Illinois, respectively, based on average scores on state achievement tests in 2012, according to rankings from the Chicago Sun-Times. The newspaper ranked elementary schools in Illinois based on students’ scores in reading and math on the Illinois Standards Achievement Tests, and high schools based on juniors’ scores on the Prairie State Achievement Test. Those scores were recently released as part of the state’s report card for each school, which also includes information on the school’s socioeconomic makeup. Orrington Elementary School ranked 34th on the Sun-Times list of top 50 elementary schools in Illinois, while …