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Glen Oaks Nominated as a 2019 National Blue Ribbon School

How is a school nominated for such a prestigious award?

The National Blue Ribbon criteria includes overall student assessment scores, student-subgroup assessment scores, and student graduation rates. There are two National Blue Ribbon categories. A school wins the award for being either an Exemplary High Performing School or an Exemplary Achievement Gap-Closing School.

Exemplary High Performing Schools are defined as the highest performing schools as measured by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) Assessment or nationally normed tests.

Exemplary Achievement Gap-Closing Schools are schools who are highest performing in closing achievement gaps between a school’s subgroups and all students over the past five years.

Up to 16 outstanding public schools can be nominated from Illinois for the national blue ribbon schools award. Glen oaks has been nominated as an exemplary high performing school.