More than 20 Poudre School District schools have been selected for a prestigious 2017 Colorado Department of Education award for their outstanding school performances. A major highlight of this year’s CDE recognitions is Putnam Elementary being selected for a Colorado Centers of Excellence award.
Twenty other PSD schools have been selected for the Colorado Governor’s Distinguished Improvement awards and/or the John Irwin Schools of Excellence awards, which go to schools that have demonstrated excellent student growth and academic achievement. Six of those schools were impressively honored with both awards.
Colorado Centers of Excellence Award
Putnam Elementary has earned a Colorado Centers of Excellence award for excellent academic achievement. This CDE award goes to schools with a student population of which at least 75 percent are at-risk and that have demonstrated the highest rates of student growth, along with impressive academic growth results. Read their success story here.
Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Awards
Eleven PSD schools were selected for a Governor’s Distinguished Improvement awards, which are given to schools that demonstrate excellent student growth. On the school performance framework used by the state to evaluate schools, these schools “exceed” expectations on the indicator related to longitudinal academic growth over three years.
Governors Distinguished Improvement award schools include: Bacon, Harris, Livermore, McGraw, Mountain Sage, O’Dea, Riffenburgh, Shepardson, Traut, Werner, Zach Elementary schools.
John Irwin Schools of Excellence Awards
Fifteen PSD schools were selected for a John Irwin Schools of Excellence award, which recognizes schools that demonstrate excellent academic achievement. On the school performance framework used by the state to evaluate schools, these schools “exceed” expectations on the indicator for academic achievement over three years.
Schools selected for the John Irwin award include: Bacon, Bennett, Bethke, Dunn, Livermore, Kruse, McGraw, Red Feather Lakes, Traut, Werner and Zach Elementary Schools; Kinard Core Knowledge Middle School; Fossil Ridge High School; Liberty Common Charter School; and the Fort Collins Montessori school.