The Vail School District was recognized this week by the National Center for Educational Achievement (NCEA), a department of ACT, Inc., for having five schools in the district make the 2012 NCEA Higher Performing Schools List.
The schools that received the Higher Performing (HP) recognition are:
- Corona Foothills Middle School
- Desert Sky Middle School
- Rincon Vista Middle School
- Senita Valley Elementary School
- Sycamore Elementary School
The Higher Performing Schools are identified by two measures: consistent improvement in student achievement from previous years (growth) and/or absolute student achievement using the school’s exceeds performance results on the spring 2012 Arizona AIMS (Arizona’s Instrument to Measure Standards).
NCEA’s higher performing methodology controls for school and student demographics to allow for an apples-to-apples comparison of school achievement and to demonstrate that with the commitment of educators, all schools can have success no matter the zip code. NCEA provided award certificates to each Higher Performing School and the district.
“We are very honored for this designation by the NCEA,” said Superintendent Calvin Baker. “The hard work is done by our staff, students, and parents and meeting criteria can only be accomplished when schools and communities work together. We are deeply committed to discovering the very best in our students and providing our parents a place where their children can obtain a quality education.”
For more information, please go to http://www.nc4ea.org.