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Confidence in Kansas Public Education Task Force announces Challenge Award recipients

Posted: Apr 9, 2018
Categories: KSDE
Author: Ann Bush

TOPEKA — The Confidence in Kansas Public Education Task Force has named 78 schools in 28 Kansas public school districts as recipients of the 2017 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, call Tamla Miller at (785) 296-4950.

A list of schools receiving a 2017 Challenge Award is below. The list includes the subject area and grade level for which the school is being recognized.

Third-grade math

Broken Arrow Elementary School, Shawnee Mission USD 512

Central Heights Elementary School, Central Heights, USD 288

Fairview Elementary School, Olathe USD 233

Franklin Elementary School, Wichita USD 259

Griffith Elementary School, Wichita USD 259

Lincoln Elementary School, Hutchinson USD 308

Miller Elementary School, Dodge City USD 443

Ortiz Elementary School, Wichita USD 259

W A White Elementary School, Emporia USD 253

Westside Elementary School, Pittsburg USD 250

Fourth-grade math

Central Elementary School, Olathe USD 233

Central Elementary School, Baxter Springs USD 508

Emerson Elementary School, Kansas City USD 500

Harper Elementary School, Chaparral USD 361

John Fiske Elementary School, Kansas City USD 500

Miller Elementary School, Dodge City USD 443

Quincy Elementary School, Topeka USD 501

Riverside Elementary School, Emporia USD 253

Westside Elementary School, Pittsburg USD 250

White Elementary School, Wichita USD 259

Fifth-grade math

Cleaveland Traditional Magnet, Wichita USD 259

Emerson Elementary School, Kansas City USD 500

Irving Elementary School, Wichita USD 259

McCarter Elementary School, Topeka USD 501

Miller Elementary School, Dodge City USD 443

Park Elementary School, Great Bend USD 428

Paul B Cooper Elementary School, Derby USD 260

Payne Elementary School, Wichita USD 259

Westside Elementary School, Pittsburg USD 250

Sixth-grade math

Central Heights Elementary School, Central Heights USD 288

Dodge City Middle School, Dodge City USD 443

Emporia Middle School, Emporia USD 253

Everest Middle School, South Brown County USD 430

Lyons Middle School, Lyons USD 405

Robinson Middle School, Wichita USD 259

Shawanoe Elementary School, Shawnee Mission USD 512

Sublette Elementary School, Sublette USD 374

Truesdell Middle School, Wichita USD 259

Seventh-grade math

Brooks Magnet Middle School, Wichita USD 259

Dodge City Middle School, Dodge City USD 443

Everest Middle School, South Brown County USD 430

Galena Middle School, Galena USD 499

Horace Mann Dual Language Magnet, Wichita USD 259

Jardine Middle School, Topeka USD 501

Marshall Middle School, Wichita USD 259

Eighth-grade math

Argentine Middle School, Kansas City USD 500

Brooks Magnet Middle School, Wichita USD 259

Coronado Middle School, Kansas City USD 500

Hamilton Middle School, Wichita USD 259

Horace Mann Dual Language Magnet, Wichita USD 259

Southwestern Heights Jr/Sr High School, Southwestern Heights USD 483

Sumner Academy of Arts & Science, Kansas City USD 500

10th-grade math

Dodge City High School, Dodge City USD 443

Field Kindley High School, Coffeyville USD 445

Lyons High School, Lyons USD 405

Southeast High School, Wichita USD 259

Southwestern Heights Jr/Sr High School, Southwestern Heights USD 483

Third-grade reading

Central Heights Elementary School, Central Heights, USD 288

Cessna Elementary School, Wichita, USD 259

Fairview Elementary School, Olathe USD 233

Garfield School, Parsons USD 503

Lincoln Elementary School, Hutchinson USD 308

Lyons Central Elementary School, Lyons USD 405

Meadowview Elementary School, Labette County USD 506

OK Elementary School, Wichita USD 259

West Bourbon Elementary School, Uniontown USD 235

Fourth-grade reading

Gertrude Walker Elementary School, Garden City USD 457

Guthridge School, Parsons USD 503

Irving Elementary School, Wichita USD 259

James Enders Elementary School, Wichita USD 259

Miller Elementary School, Dodge City USD 443

New Stanley Elementary School, Kansas City USD 500

Riverside Elementary School, Emporia USD 253

Sunset Elementary School, Salina USD 305

Westside Elementary School, Pittsburg USD 250

Fifth-grade reading

Dwight D. Eisenhower Elementary School, Abilene USD 435

Griffith Elementary School, Wichita USD 259

Irving Elementary School, Wichita USD 259

McLean Science/Technology Magnet, Wichita USD 259

Noble Prentis Elementary School, Kansas City USD 500

Oakdale Elementary School, Salina USD 305

Washington Elementary School, Geary County USD 475

Westside Elementary School, Pittsburg USD 250

Sixth-grade reading

Bernadine Sitts Intermediate Center, Garden City USD 457

Comanche Elementary School, Shawnee Mission USD 512

Community Elementary School, Coffeyville USD 445

Dodge City Middle School, Dodge City USD 443

Eisenhower Elementary School, Great Bend USD 428

Everest Middle School, South Brown County USD 430

Gordon Parks Academy, Wichita USD 259

Hamilton Middle School, Wichita USD 259

Lyons Middle School, Lyons USD 405

Seventh-grade reading

Baxter Springs High School, Baxter Springs USD 508

Brooks Magnet Middle School, Wichita USD 259

Everest Middle School, South Brown County USD 430

Horace Mann Dual Language Magnet, Wichita USD 259

Hutchinson Middle School 7, Hutchinson USD 308

Jardine Middle School, Topeka USD 501

Marjorie French Middle School, Topeka USD 501

Parsons Middle School, Parsons USD 503

Robinson Middle School, Wichita USD 259

Eighth-grade reading

Horace Mann Dual Language Magnet, Wichita USD 259

Hutchinson Middle School 8, Hutchinson USD 308

Mead Middle School, Wichita USD 259

Meadowview Elementary School, Labette County USD 506

Parsons Middle School, Parsons USD 503

Pittsburg Middle School, Pittsburg USD 250

Pleasant Valley Middle School, Wichita USD 259

Sumner Academy of Arts & Science, Kansas City USD 500

10th-grade reading

Field Kindley High School, Coffeyville USD 445

Highland Park High School, Topeka USD 501

North High School, Wichita USD 259

Osawatomie High School, Osawatomie USD 367

Southwestern Heights Jr/Sr High School, Southwestern Heights USD 483

Sumner Academy of Arts & Science, Kansas City USD 500

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