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Cherry Creek schools honored for academic growth and achievement

​Eighteen Cherry Creek schools received awards from the Colorado Department of Education on Dec. 2 during a ceremony to celebrate 2014 school and district performance results. Commissioner Robert Hammond honored schools and districts that earned acclaim in several award categories.

Four Cherry Creek schools received the Governor’s Distinguished Improvement award, eight Cherry Creek Schools received the John Irwin Schools of Excellence award and six Cherry Creek schools received both awards.

The Governor’s Distinguished Improvement award is given to schools that demonstrate excellent student growth. On the school performance framework that is used by the state to evaluate schools, these schools “exceed” expectations on the indicator related to longitudinal academic growth over three years. In 2014, 128 schools earned this award. The Cherry Creek schools receiving the Governor’s Distinguished Improvement award are:
•    Belleview Elementary
•    Cherry Hills Village Elementary
•    Cottonwood Creek Elementary
•    Creekside Elementary
•    Dry Creek Elementary
•    Greenwood Elementary
•    High Plains Elementary
•    Peakview Elementary
•    Pine Ridge Elementary
•    Willow Creek Elementary

The John Irwin Schools of Excellence award is given to schools that demonstrate excellent academic achievement.  On the school performance framework that is used by the state to evaluate schools, these schools “exceed” expectations on the indicator for academic achievement over three years. In 2014, 160 schools earned this award. The Cherry Creek schools receiving the John Irwin award are:
•    Belleview Elementary
•    Campus Middle School
•    Challenge School
•    Cherry Creek Academy
•    Cherry Creek High School
•    Cherry Hills Village Elementary
•    Cottonwood Creek Elementary
•    Coyote Hills Elementary
•    Dry Creek Elementary
•    Greenwood Elementary
•    Homestead Elementary
•    Rolling Hills Elementary
•    West Middle School
•    Willow Creek Elementary

“We are so proud of these great neighborhood schools and the dedicated teachers and staff members who make them such outstanding places to learn,” said Dr. Harry Bull, superintendent of Cherry Creek Schools. “We thank our students for their hard work and our parents and community members for providing the support and resources that enable our students and schools to be successful.”

Posted 12/2/2014 3:13 PM
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