Secretary of Education Recognizes Achievement of Five Radnor Township Schools;
Presents Governor’s Award for Excellence in Academics
Twp. – Deputy
Secretary of Education Jill Hans today presented the Governor’s Award for
Excellence in Academics to five schools in Radnor Township School District,
Delaware County: Ithan Elementary School, Radnor Middle School, Wayne
Elementary School, Radnor Senior High School and Radnor Elementary School.
schools demonstrate the commitment of parents, taxpayers, teachers,
administrators and students in preparing our children for a successful and
bright future,” Hans said. “The Radnor Township community is to be
applauded for providing students with the necessary resources to be
the 2012-13 School Performance Profile, www.paschoolperformance.org,
Ithan Elementary School attained a 100.2 percent, the highest score in the
district and, the highest among all 104 public schools in Delaware County and
the fourth highest of all 3,004 public schools across the state.
Middle School followed with a 99.1 percent, Wayne Elementary School with a 97
percent, Radnor Senior High School with a 96.7 percent and Radnor Elementary
School with a 92.1 percent.
“This is a
team effort. Our teachers, administrators and all other staff members work
together every day to help Radnor students succeed and thrive,” said Radnor
Township School District Superintendent Michael Kelly. “Each school's
high score is a testament to this collective effort. We will continue to do
what got us here: focusing on student achievement and growth while maintaining
a safe and caring learning environment.”
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 centers.
includes results of the statewide assessments and other measures of student
achievement, such as academic growth, graduation rate, attendance rate and
promotion rate. The profile also includes raising the achievement of all
students and historically underperforming students, such as English language
learners, economically disadvantaged students and students with disabilities.
Governor, Lt. Governor and officials of the Corbett administration are 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.
taking office in 2011, Governor Corbett has put into place education policies
to 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 a voluntary model curriculum, lesson plans and classroom diagnostic
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