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The Cass School District 63’s Board of Education, District Administration and Building Administrators are extremely pleased to announce that and have just received the highest academic recognition possible from the Illinois State Board of Education for the fourth year in a row.
Both Cass School District 63 schools have once again been honored with the Illinois State Board of Education’s Academic Excellence Award. This prestigious award places both of the District’s schools with an elite group of 438 statewide public schools. This group consists of 366 elementary, 67 junior high and six high schools out of well over 4,000 schools throughout the state of Illinois to be listed on this honor roll.
In order to receive this Illinois Honorable recognition, a school must have over 90% of their respective students, for three consecutive years, meet or exceed the “No Child Left Behind” standards. Again, this is the fourth year in a row both Concord and Cass have received this award, which means both Concord and Cass have had over 90% of their students meet or achieve “No Child Left Behind” standards for seven consecutive years beginning with the 2005/06 school year. This is truly a remarkable accomplishment. Only 261 schools statewide have achieved this for four or more consecutive years.
This Illinois State Board of Education honor recognition, coupled with being awarded with SchoolSearch's Bright Red Apple Award and Bright A+ Awards 15 times over the last 13 years and the Illinois State Board of Education's highest financial recognition for the past four years, makes Cass School District, Concord Elementary School and Cass Junior High School three excellent reasons to be very proud to live in this school community.
School District Officials give credit for these fine accomplishments to the tremendous efforts of its students, the dedication and commitment of the teaching and support staff and the unwavering and ongoing support of the school families, including the district’s Parent Teacher Club, Fine Arts’ Booster Club and Cass 63 Foundation for Educational Excellence.