Denise Kahler, Director of Communications     (785) 296-4876

 

 For immediate release:

 

January 2014

 

Governor’s Award Recognizes Top Performing Schools

 

TOPEKA – Forty-two Kansas elementary schools, 10 middle/junior high schools and 18 high schools were recently recognized as part of the seventh annual Governor’s Achievement Awards, honoring top performing schools in the state.  The school must have been among the top 5 percent of schools in both reading and mathematics on the state assessments at its respective level and met one additional measure.  For elementary schools and middle/junior high schools that measure is attendance and high schools the measure is graduation rate.

 

“The Governor’s Achievement Award is a significant recognition for Kansas schools,” said Kansas Education Commissioner Dr. Diane DeBacker. “The accomplishment recognizes a school’s high expectations and the ability of the school staff to assist students in achieving to those expectations.”

 

Schools receiving this award are as follows:

 

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

Apollo Elementary School, USD 265 Goddard

Argonia Elementary School, USD 359 Argonia

Blue Ridge Elementary School, USD 473 Chapman

Blue River Elementary School, USD 229 Blue Valley

Bostic Traditional Magnet, USD 259 Wichita

Brookridge Day School, Overland Park

Corinth Elementary School, USD 512 Shawnee Mission

Edgerton Elementary School, USD 231 Gardner Edgerton

Frankfort Elementary School, USD 380 Vermillion

Good Shepherd School, Kansas City

Haviland Elementary School, USD 474 Haviland

Holy Family School, Dodge City

Jay Shideler Elementary School, USD 437 Auburn-Washburn

Lakeside Elementary at Downs, Waconda

Lakewood Elementary School, USD 229 Blue Valley

MacArthur Elementary School, USD 480 Liberal

Madison Elementary School, USD 231 Gardner-Edgerton

Marais Des Cygnes Valley Elementary, USD 456 Marais Des Cygnes

Marquette Elementary School, USD 400 Smoky Valley

Mission Trail Elementary School, USD 229 Blue Valley

Mont Ida Elementary School, USD 365 Garnett

Morse Elementary School, USD 229 Blue Valley

Mound Valley Elementary School, USD 506 Labette County

Nike Elementary School, USD 231 Gardner Edgerton

North Fairview Elementary School, USD 345 Seaman

Oatville Elementary School, USD 261 Haysville

Olsburg Elementary School, USD 384 Blue Valley

Prairie Creek Elementary School, USD 230 Spring Hill

Sheridan Elementary School, USD 475 Geary County

St. Gregory Elementary School, Kansas City

St. Joseph Catholic Elementary School, Mt. Hope

St. Joseph Elementary School, Conway Springs

St. Patrick Catholic Elementary School, Parsons

St. Patrick Catholic Elementary School, Kingman

Stilwell Elementary School, USD 229 Blue Valley

Sunflower Elementary School, USD 231 Gardner-Edgerton

Sunset Ridge Elementary School, USD 229 Blue Valley

Trinity Lutheran Elementary School, Winfield

Wellington Christian Academy, Wellington

Westwood View Elementary School, Shawnee Mission

Wheatland Elementary School, Andover

Woodrow Wilson Elementary School, Manhattan-Ogden

 

MIDDLE SCHOOLS

Andover Central Middle School, USD 385 Andover

Chisholm Trail Middle School, USD 233 Olathe

Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School, USD 265 Goddard

Indian Hills Middle School, USD 512 Shawnee Mission

Lakeside Junior High School, USD 272 Waconda

Lexington Trails Middle School, USD 232 De Soto

Marion Middle School, USD 408 Marion-Florence

Prairie Heights Middle School, USD 417 Morris County

Prairie Trail Middle School, USD 233 Olathe

Wheatridge Middle School, USD 231 Gardner-Edgerton

 

                                                 

HIGH SCHOOLS

B & B Jr/Sr High School, USD 115 Nemaha Central

Blue Valley High School, USD 229 Blue Valley

Blue Valley Southwest High School, USD 229 Blue Valley

Centralia High School, USD 380 Vermillion

Conway Springs High School, USD 365 Conway Springs

Garden Plain High School, USD 267 Renwick

Kapaun Mt. Carmel Catholic High School, Wichita

Lakemary Center Paola, Paola

Lakeside High School at Downs, USD 272 Waconda

McPherson High School, USD 418 McPherson

Mill Valley High School, USD 232 De Soto

Pawnee Heights High School, USD 496 Pawnee Heights

Piper High School, USD 203 Piper-Kansas City

St. Thomas Aquinas High School, Kansas City

Stockton High School, USD 271 Stockton

Wakefield High School, USD 379 Clay Center

Wallace County High School, USD 241 Wallace County

Wheatland High School, USD 292 Wheatland

 

 

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