News for Immediate Release
Jan. 13, 2014
First Lady Susan Corbett Recognizes Academic
Achievement of Mooreland Elementary School in Carlisle
Carlisle – First Lady Susan Corbett today
presented the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Academics to Mooreland
Elementary School in Carlisle Area School District, Cumberland County.
Elementary School demonstrates the invaluable partnership between students,
parents, teachers, administrators and support staff,” said Mrs. Corbett. “I commend the school and community for their
commitment to ensuring that our children receive a quality education.”
the 2012-13 School Performance Profile, www.paschoolperformance.org, Mooreland
Elementary School attained a score of 93.9 percent, the highest score in the
Carlisle Area School District is proud to be recognized with the Governor’s
Award for Mooreland Elementary School,” said Carlisle Area School District
Superintendent John Friend. “It is an
honor for the students, staff and parents of Mooreland Elementary School to
receive the award from First Lady Susan Corbett this morning. The new School
Performance Profile allows educators to clearly recognize the schools
achievements and the areas that need continued work.”
Performance Profile provides parents, taxpayers and educators with access to a comprehensive,
straight-forward and user-friendly resource that provides detailed information about
the academic performance of all public schools, including traditional public
schools, brick-and-mortar and cyber charter schools, and career and technology
relies on results of the statewide assessments as well as incorporating other
measures of student achievement, such as academic growth from year to year; graduation
rate; attendance rate and promotion rate. The profile also includes increasing
the achievement of all students and historically underperforming students, such
as English language learners and economically disadvantaged students.
Governor, First Lady and officials of the Corbett administration will be
visiting high-performing schools across Pennsylvania to present them with
Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Academics. Statewide, 428 school buildings
attained a score of 90 or higher.
of Governor Corbett, I congratulate Mooreland Elementary School for achieving
this honor and I encourage all schools to follow their lead,” Corbett said.
taking office in 2011, Governor Corbett has put into place education policies that
increase accountability, enhance transparency and provide support systems for
public schools. These include a new, comprehensive educator evaluation system
that relies on multiple measures of student achievement; improved academic
standards and assessments to ensure students are prepared for postsecondary opportunities;
and no-cost, high-quality educational resources, such as voluntary model
curriculum, lesson plans and classroom diagnostic tools.
First Lady Susan Corbett has partnered with the Pennsylvania Department of
Education and Team Pennsylvania Foundation to implement the Opening Doors
initiative. The initiative aims to
increase the graduation rate in Pennsylvania and open the doors of educational
opportunity to thousands of students.
component of the Opening Doors initiative is the Early Warning System, which is
a computer-based “dashboard” that provides timely student education data to
educators that can assist in identifying students at risk of dropping out of
voluntary resource, the Early Warning System is being piloted in four
Pennsylvania School Districts and will be available at no cost to all schools
across the state in the 2014-15 school year.
Media contact: Ashley Mostek, First Lady’s Office,