September 28, 2011
Announcing the 13th annual Illinois School District 2011
The award is based on those school districts with the highest academic performance in Illinois.
SchoolSearchä honors fifty-nine (59) Illinois School Districts (out of 868 school districts) with the SchoolSearchä
Award for academic excellence. These school districts are among the top 5% of Illinois school districts academically based on the following criteria (Source: 2010 IL Report Card Data):
- Elementary Criterion: The overall average percentage of the 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th grade ISAT (Illinois Standards Achievement Test) meets or exceeds percentages of reading & math. The Illinois State School District range for this overall average ISAT percentage is 53.73 (lowest) -- 98.96 (highest) out of a possible range of 0-100. The Illinois State average for this percentage is 81.11. Elementary/Unit School Districts with a percentage of 94.75 or above on this criterion qualified for this award.
- Secondary Criterion: The ACT composite score of all students tested. The Illinois State School District range for the ACT is 14.6 (lowest) -- 27.2 (highest) out of a possible range of 1-36. The Illinois State average ACT score is 20.5 & the U.S. average ACT score is 21.0. High School/Unit School Districts with an ACT score of 23.2 or above qualified for this award.
Highest Performing School Districts in Illinois:
The SchoolSearch Bright A+ä
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- The highest performing school district serving elementary students is Bartelso School District 57 in Bartelso, IL -- Clinton County (ISAT Overall Average Percentage: 98.96%).
- The highest performing school district serving high school students is New Trier TWP H S Dist 203 in Winnetka & Northfield, IL -- Cook County (Act Score: 27.2).
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