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The highest-performing, high-poverty Illinois schools for the 2013-14 academic year

Kevin HoffmanReboot Illinois

Nov 19, 2014

Each year, a handful of Illinois schools are recognized for their accomplishments by Illinois Honor Roll, a collaborative website run by Northern Illinois University and the Illinois State Board of Education.

One of the three award categories is Spotlight Schools, which are high-poverty, high-performing schools that are “beating the odds and overcoming the achievement gap,” according to ISBE.

Criteria for selecting Spotlight Illinois Schools:

  • At least half the students enrolled are classified as low-income students in 2013.
  • Schools must have made Adequate Yearly Progress for the last two years, 2011 and 2012, as required by No Child Left Behind. In 2011…

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