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Sorrick receives COMMENDABLE designation from the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE)

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) released designations for every school in the state. The designations provide a public benchmark of each school’s progress toward the goal of preparing all students for success in college and career.

Sorrick School has a designation of COMMENDABLE, which means it has no subgroups performing at or below the level of the “all students” group in the lowest 5 percent of Title I schools, a graduation rate greater than 67 percent, and whose performance is not in the top 10 percent of schools statewide.

Sorrick Principal Natalie Profita attributed the school’s success to “a collaborative effort to set goals aligned to standards and monitor student progress toward achieving those goals.”

“That has been part of our PLCs where we look at the individual students each week and problem solve to make them successful,” Profita said.

Superintendent Jeannie Stachowiak called North Palos District 117 a “data-driven school district.”  “We use data to determine how to best differentiate instruction, to plan Professional Development/Training, to measure staff/teacher effectiveness, to determine how and where to allocate/use resources and how to improve our overall system,” she said.

Sorrick is committed to keeping the District 117 community engaged in the continuous improvement process through opportunities to give input and get involved.

Learn more about the school designations at and about Sorrick’s current performance at school-specific link.