Students' test scores earn Hampton school excellence award


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Posted Online: Feb. 13, 2013, 6:28 pm
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By Sarah Ford, correspondent@qconline.com
HAMPTON -- The Hampton school board on Monday learned the school has received an Academic Excellence Award from the Illinois State Board of Education for the third consecutive year, and the fourth time in five years.

"Our continued success is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the staff, students and parents," superintendent Tom Berg said.

The award is given to schools with 90 percent or more of their students "meeting or exceeding" on Illinois ISAT tests. This year, 454 schools received the award, which recognizes the "long term commitment to the highest quality of education, students, educators and families."

The board also approved the 2013-14 school calendar, which is "a lot like this year," Mr. Berg said, adding the biggest change was a new requirement the first and last days of school be full days.

















 



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