Based on results from the 2014 school year, as authorized through the Arkansas School Recognition and Reward Program, 215 public schools are recognized as high Performing schools. This is a 4.87 percent increase compared to last year's results. The program recognizes the top 20 percent of schools based on academic achievement, academic growth and graduation rates.
Three LISA Academy schools have been recognized by the Arkansas Department of Education as top performing schools in the state and will receive the following award amounts.
LISA ACADEMY NORTH HIGH SCHOOL - Top 10% - $9,544.92
LISA ACADEMY WEST MIDDLE SCHOOL - Top 20% - $24,084.34
LISA ACADEMY WEST HIGH SCHOOL - Top 20% - $11,571.21
The Arkansas School Recognition Program was created to provide financial awards to public schools that experience high student performance, student academic growth, and for a secondary school, high graduation rate. Up to $50 per student enrolled is awarded to public schools or public charter schools between the top 11% and top 20% of all public schools in Arkansas in combined student performance, student academic growth, and for a secondary school, graduation rate under criteria set forth by rule of the state board. The top 10% and 20% schools were identified by assigning a percentile rank for the measures of each schools performance, growth, and graduation rate (if applicable). The average of the assigned percentile ranks was calculated and the top deciles were identified.
LISA Academy students, parents and staff should be very proud of this recognition and the hard work that made it possible. Congratulations!