U.S. Secretary of Education, John B. King, Jr., announced that Cory Elementary has been named a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School. Cory is one among 279 public and 50 private schools in the nation receiving this honor out of a total of 130,000 schools.
Schools are nominated for the award by the state department of education, and then complete a comprehensive application about school practices. Schools may apply for status as Exemplary High Performing—among the top schools in a state—or Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing—schools making the fastest progress in their state in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. Cory has been named an Exemplary High Performing School.
We are thankful to the Cory Crew (staff), parents, and most importantly, the students for continuing to make Cory the BEST school on the planet!
The Colorado Department of Education celebrated 2016 district and school performance results during an Awards Ceremony in March 2017. Cory was honored to have received the following awards:
John Irwin Schools of Excellence Awards — These awards are given to schools that demonstrate excellent academic achievement. On the School Performance Framework, these schools “exceed” expectations on the indicator for academic achievement over three years. Of the total 168 winners, 13 are Denver schools.
Colorado Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Awards — These awards are given to schools that demonstrate excellent student growth. On the School Performance Framework used by the state to evaluate schools, these schools “exceed” expectations on the indicator related to longitudinal academic growth over three years. Of the total 128 winners, 15 are Denver schools.