Englewood schools earn state awards

Englewood Leadership Academy receives John Irwin award; Clayton Elementary named Center of Excellence

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Posted 12/20/18

Two Englewood schools have received awards from the Colorado State Department of Education based on their students' performance on state assessments. Englewood Leadership Academy received the John …

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Englewood schools earn state awards

Englewood Leadership Academy receives John Irwin award; Clayton Elementary named Center of Excellence

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Two Englewood schools have received awards from the Colorado State Department of Education based on their students' performance on state assessments.

Englewood Leadership Academy received the John Irwin School of Excellence Award, which is given to 185 schools statewide and reflects exceptional performance in math, English language arts, and science on Colorado statewide assessments. The school received an exceeds expectations rating on the academic achievement indicator of the School Performance Framework report.

“We are proud year after year that ELA continues to demonstrate excellence,” Annessa Hart, Englewood Leadership Academy principal, said in a news release. “Our teachers and students all work hard to achieve these impressive results.”

Clayton Elementary received its first Centers of Excellence Award. Given to 15 schools statewide, the award is given to schools where at least 75 percent of the students are at-risk but demonstrate the higest rates of student growth over time as measured by the Colorado growth model.

“They Clayton community continues to focus on academic achievement and growth,” Clayton Principal Jenny Buster said in the release. “This award is a reflection of our dedication and hard work to ensure that all students have equal opportunities for growth and learning.”

Englewood Schools Superintendent Wendy Rubin praised all the district's schools for their achievements.

“We are proud of the academic achievements of all our schools this year,” Rubin said in the release. “It's great that the Colorado Department of Education is recognizing these two schools in particular for their achievements."

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