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Cherry Creek schools honored for growth and achievement
Fourteen Cherry Creek schools received the Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award from the Colorado Department of Education. The award is given to schools that demonstrate exceptional 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 and “meet or exceed” expectations on the indicator related to academic growth gaps.
 
The schools receiving the Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award are:
• Antelope Ridge Elementary
• Belleview Elementary
• Canyon Creek Elementary
• Challenge School
• Cherry Hills Village Elementary
• Cottonwood Creek Elementary
• Creekside Elementary
• Dry Creek Elementary
• Fox Hollow Elementary
• Heritage Elementary
• High Plains Elementary
• Peakview Elementary
• Pine Ridge Elementary
• Rolling Hills Elementary
 
In addition, 15 Cherry Creek schools earned the Colorado Department of Education’s John Irwin Award, which is given to schools that demonstrate excellent academic achievement. These schools “exceed” expectations on the academic achievement indicator and “meet or exceed” expectations on the indicator related to academic growth gaps. 
 
The 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
• Indian Ridge Elementary
• Rolling Hills Elementary
• West Middle School
• Willow Creek Elementary
Posted 12/14/2011 3:09 PM
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