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2003 Academic Improvement Awards

The 2003 Academic Improvement Awards honor 100 schools for substantial gains in performance over the last several years. The awards range across all levels from schools where of the students are meeting the Illinois Learning Standards to schools where are meeting standards. The median state test score for these schools was , which is above the state average.

Located throughout the state, the award winners represent every type of school — large and small; elementary, middle, and high schools; both regular and charter schools; all funding levels; urban, suburban, and rural; and low performing and high performing. They demonstrate that exemplary progress is possible at every level and can be sustained.

See Billman, Mission Possible, for Illinois principals' stories on how they lead dramatic gains in academic performance.


Total Number by Year

In 2003 = 100