Friday, December 14, 2012
Downers Grove Grade School District 58 and Community High School District 99 released brief statements on school safety protocol following Friday's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT.
School administrators in Downers Grove have taken to their districts' websites to address Friday's tragic school shooting in Newtown, CT. One gunman, identified as 20-year-old Adam Lanza, attacked a suburban Connecticut elementary school Friday, killing 26 people, including 20 children, law enforcement sources said. Downers Grove Grade School District 58, which comprises 11 elementary schools and two middle schools, issued a statement to parents shortly after the shooting. "When tragedies such as these occur, we are all deeply saddened and impacted by the news...as parents, as educators and as members of a community," District 58 Superintendent Kari Cremascoli said in the release. "The victims, their families and their community are in our…
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Both District 99 schools were recognized by the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times for their performance on the Prairie State Achievement Exam.
Both schools in Downers Grove's Community High School District 99 were among the top-performers in the Chicagoland area and state, according to rankings published last month by the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times. Both newspapers used 2012 Illinois School Report Card data in determining the rankings. Downers Grove North High School was ranked 23rd in the Chicago area and 24th in the state by the Chicago Sun-Times, down slightly from 2011 when it was ranked 20th in the area and 21st in the state. The Chicago Tribune ranked North High 28th among schools in DuPage, Kane, Cook, Lake, Will and McHenry counties. Downers Grove South High School was ranked 45th in the Chicago area and 57th in the state by the Sun-Times—an improvement …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Patch put together a searchable database of the percent of students who met or exceeded requirements on Illinois' standardized tests, the ISAT and PSAE. Use it to search for your school or district.
The Illinois State Board of Education released its 2012 school report card data last week. It includes information on how students at each school and school district in the state did on standardized tests. Patch built this database that shows what percent of students met or exceeded state standards on the Illinois Standard Achievement Test (ISAT) and the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE). You can search by your community to see how all the schools near you fared, or by specific district or school by using the drop down menus. The results page also shows ACT scores when applicable, and school enrollment numbers. (Make sure you use the horizontal scroll bar at the bottom of the results to see the full data set.) Both the Chicago …
Friday, October 26, 2012
Find out what your child's teachers make—and see how Downers Grove compares to the rest of Illinois—by taking a peek at our database.
Friday, October 26, 2012
Sign up for Patch’s email newsletter and get all the top Downers Grove headlines in your inbox each morning. And then like us on Facebook! Editor's note: The following disclaimer is posted on the ISBE website. Due to technical or other reasons locally, some districts did not submit data each school year as required starting in 2010. Only data submitted via IWAS by the mandated deadline are included in this posting. For school years 2010 and 2011, when a July 1 reporting deadline was in effect, school districts were directed by ISBE to include in their reports payments made through June 30, 2010. As a result, projected July and August payments to individuals paid over 12 months versus 10 should not have been included. For this reason—and …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Downers Grove North and South high school students are among 16,000 nationwide will be considered for a National Merit Scholarship next spring.
Twelve Community High School District 99 students have been named 2012-2013 National Merit semifinalists, district officials announced Wednesday. Seven of those students attend Downers Grove North High School. Five attend Downers Grove South High School. “All of us at District 99 congratulate these students on their achievements, and we are proud of their recognition in this prestigious program,” District 99 Superintendent Dr. Mark McDonald said in a statement. To qualify for the National Merit Scholarship program, students must rank among the top scorers in the state on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Of the 1.5 million eligible students, only 16,000 students nationally have been named semifinalists, …