ENGLEWOOD, CO: Two Englewood schools have received awards from the Colorado State Department of Education based on their student performance on state assessments.
Englewood Leadership Academy (ELA), Englewood’s choice middle school, once again received the John Irwin School of Excellence Award! This award was given to 185 schools statewide and reflects exceptional performance in Math, English Language Arts and Science on the Colorado statewide assessments. ELA received an Exceeds Expectations rating on the Academic Achievement indicator of the School Performance Frameworks.
“We are proud year after year that ELA continues to demonstrate excellence. Our teachers and students all work hard to achieve these impressive results,” said ELA principal Annessa Hart.
Clayton Elementary for the first time received the Centers of Excellence Award. Only 15 schools statewide received the award this year. This award goes to schools where at least 75 percent of the school’s students are at-risk but demonstrate the highest rates of student growth over time as measured by the Colorado Growth Model.
“The Clayton community continues to focus on academic achievement and growth. This award is a reflection of our dedication and hard work to ensure that all students have equal opportunities for growth and learning,” said Clayton principal Jenny Buster.
“We are proud of the academic achievements of all of our schools this year,” said Superintendent Wendy Rubin. “It’s great that the Colorado Department of Education is recognizing these two schools in particular for their achievements.”