Castle Pines schools take top honors
By Lisa Crockett
Timber Trail Elementary and American Academy Middle School have been awarded the Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award. Timber Trail, American Academy Middle School, Rocky Heights Middle School, and Rock Canyon High School were also awarded the John Irwin Award.
The Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award looks at longitudinal growth over a three-year period.
“For this award, we look at CSAP scores for individual students over a period of three years and note improvement. Awards are given to schools in the top eight percent,” said Rich Wenning, the associate commissioner for the Colorado Department of Education. “These schools show growth in moving their students toward proficiency and represent the best in the state in terms of improving their students’ performance.”
The John Irwin Award is given to schools in the top eight percent of CSAP performance state-wide.