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Confidence in Kansas Public Education Task Force announces Challenge Award recipients

Posted: Apr 5, 2017
Categories: KSDE
Author: Ann Bush

TOPEKA — The Confidence in Kansas Public Education Task Force has named 76 schools in 33 Kansas public school districts as recipients of the 2016 Challenge Awards.

The awards recognize Kansas schools that are making a notable difference in student achievement despite facing significant challenges in their school population. Since its inception in 2002, more than 1,500 awards have been presented to schools across the state.

Certificates of Merit will be presented to schools by Kansas State Board of Education members.

The Challenge Award recognizes schools for outstanding achievement and uncommon accomplishments based on Kansas Assessment results, the sample size, graduation rates, attendance and the socio-economic status of those taking the test.

The Confidence in Public Education Task Force is a nonprofit corporation whose primary purpose is to strengthen confidence in Kansas public education and to increase awareness of the positive aspects of public education in the state. The Task Force was created in 1981.

Members of the Task Force include American Association of University Women; Kansas PTA; Kansas Association of School Boards; Kansas National Education Association; Kansas State Board of Education; Kansas State High School Activities Association; Kansas Partners in Education; League of Women Voters – Kansas; and United School Administrators of Kansas.

For more information about the Challenge Awards program or Confidence in Kansas Public Education Task Force, call Charles Volland at (785) 307-4072.

A list of schools receiving a 2016 Challenge Award is attached. The list includes the subject area and grade level for which the school is being recognized.

2016 Challenge Award Recipients

Third-grade math
Caldwell Elementary School, Wichita USD 259
Dodge Literacy Magnet, Wichita USD 259
John Fiske Elementary School, Kansas City USD 500
Lincoln Elementary School, Hutchinson USD 308
McDermott Elementary School, Liberal USD 480
Quincy Elementary School, Topeka USD 501
Westside Elementary School, Pittsburg USD 250
Westwood Elementary School, Geary County USD 475

Fourth-grade math
Highland Park Central, Topeka USD 501
Lyons Central Elementary School, Lyons USD 405
Miller Elementary School, Dodge City USD 443
Oakdale Elementary School, Salina USD 305
Prairie Elementary School, Haysville USD 261
Ridgeview Elementary School, Olathe USD 233
Ruth Clark Elementary K-5, Haysville USD 261
Silver City Elementary School, Kansas City USD 500
Westside Elementary School, Pittsburg USD 250

Fifth-grade math
Cottonwood Elementary School, Salina USD 305
Lyons Central Elementary School, Lyons USD 405
Miller Elementary School, Dodge City USD 443
Oaklawn Elementary School, Derby USD 260
Payne Elementary School, Wichita USD 259
Stout Elementary School, Topeka USD 501
Westside Elementary School, Pittsburg USD 250
Westview Elementary School, Olathe USD 233
Whittier Elementary School, Kansas City USD 500

Sixth-grade math
Argentine Middle School, Kansas City USD 500
Crestview Elementary School, Shawnee Mission USD 512
Everest Middle School, South Brown County USD 430
Galena Middle School, Galena USD 499
Horace Mann Dual Language Magnet, Wichita USD 259
Hutchinson Magnet School at Allen, Hutchinson USD 308
Logan Elementary School, Seaman USD 345
Rosehill Elementary School, Shawnee Mission USD 512
Stanton County Elementary School, Stanton County USD 452

Seventh-grade math
Coronado Middle School, Kansas City USD 500
Everest Middle School, South Brown County USD 430
Horace Mann Dual Language Magnet, Wichita USD 259
Landon Middle School, Topeka USD 501
Lyons Middle School, Lyons USD 405
Mayberry Cultural and Fine Arts Magnet, Wichita USD 259
Meadow View Elementary School, Labette County USD 506
Sublette Middle School, Sublette USD 374

Eighth-grade math
Atchison Middle School, Atchison USD 409
Chase Middle School, Topeka USD 501
Dodge City Middle School, Dodge City USD 443
Jardine Technology Middle Magnet, Wichita USD 259
Parsons Middle School, Parsons USD 503
Sumner Academy of Arts & Science, Kansas City USD 500

10th-grade math
Field Kindley High School, Coffeyville USD 445
Highland Park High School, Topeka USD 501
Liberal Sr. High School, Liberal USD 480
Lyons High School, Lyons USD 405
Salina High School Central, Salina USD 305
Sumner Academy of Arts & Science, Kansas City USD 500
Wichita East High School, Wichita USD 259

Third-grade reading
Crestview Elementary School, Shawnee Mission USD 512
Gardner Elementary School, Gardner Edgerton USD 231
Irving Elementary School, Winfield USD 465
Lincoln Elementary School, Hutchinson USD 308
McDermott Elementary School, Liberal USD 480
New York Elementary School, Lawrence USD 497
Oak Grove Elementary School, Turner USD 202
Washington Elementary School, Geary County USD 475
Westside Elementary School, Pittsburg USD 250
Woodland Health/Wellness Magnet, Wichita USD 259

Fourth-grade reading
Cloud Elementary School, Wichita USD 259
Frances Willard Elementary School, Arkansas City USD 470
Highland Park Central, Topeka USD 501
Irving Elementary School, Wichita USD 259
Jayhawk Elementary School, Jayhawk USD 346
Miller Elementary School, Dodge City USD 443
Silver City Elementary School, Kansas City USD 500
Washington Elementary School, Geary County USD 475
West Bourbon Elementary School, Uniontown USD 235

Fifth-grade reading
Comanche Elementary School, Shawnee Mission USD 512
Cottonwood Elementary School, Salina USD 305
Jackson Elementary School, Wichita USD 259
Lyons Central Elementary School, Lyons USD 405
Miller Elementary School, Dodge City USD 443
Pleasantview Elementary School, Derby USD 260
Ridgeview Elementary School, Olathe USD 233
Stout Elementary School, Topeka USD 501
Westside Elementary School, Pittsburg USD 250
Wm A White Elementary School, Kansas City USD 500

Sixth-grade reading
Bluestem Elementary School, Bluestem USD 205
Central Heights High School, Central Heights USD 288
Everest Middle School, South Brown County USD 430
Galena Middle School, Galena USD 499
Horace Mann Dual Language Magnet, Wichita USD 259
Lincoln Elementary School, Hutchinson USD 308
Logan Elementary School, Seaman USD 345
Shawanoe Elementary School, Shawnee Mission USD 512
Stanton County Elementary School, Stanton County USD 452

Seventh-grade reading
Arkansas City Middle School, Arkansas City USD 470
Horace Mann Dual Language Magnet, Wichita USD 259
Hutchinson Middle School, Hutchinson USD 308
Liberal South Middle School, Liberal USD 480
Marjorie French Middle School, Topeka USD 501
Parsons Middle School, Parsons USD 503

Eighth-grade reading
Central Heights High School, Central Heights USD 288
Comanche Middle School, Dodge City USD 443
Marjorie French Middle School, Topeka USD 501
Mayberry Cultural and Fine Arts Magnet, Wichita USD 259
Northeast Elementary School, Crawford USD 246
Pleasant Valley Middle School, Wichita USD 259
Sumner Academy of Arts & Science, Kansas City USD 500

Tenth-grade reading
Dodge City High School, Dodge City USD 443
Field Kindley High School, Coffeyville USD 445
Highland Park High School, Topeka USD 501
Lyons High School, Lyons USD 405
Salina High Central, Salina USD 305
Sumner Academy of Arts & Science, Kansas City USD 500
Wichita South High School, Wichita USD 259
 

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