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Local Schools Receive State Award

Information provided by Douglas County School District

Congratulations to Timber Trail Elementary (TTE) and Buffalo Ridge Elementary (BRE)! Both schools have received the John Irwin Award for 2018 from the Colorado Department of Education.

“The John Irwin Awards are given to schools that demonstrate exceptional academic achievement over time. These schools received an ‘Exceeds Expectations’ rating on the academic achievement indicator of the School Performance Frameworks reflecting exceptional performance in math, English, language arts and science.”

TTE and BRE were two of 16 Douglas County School District schools to receive the award, including four of the six Rock Canyon High School feeder schools. In addition, a special shout out goes to Rock Canyon High School who also received the High School Growth Award and the Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award.

The ratings on the School Performance Framework are based on the spring 2018 Colorado Measure of Academic Standards (CMAS) state standardized testing scores. The scores received on the assessments this year show the work and pride that students and staff have for learning and instruction.

TTE Principal Michele Radke stated, “It takes a village to achieve this kind of success, and we couldn’t do it without our supportive families and community. Thank you for making Timber Trail the school ‘Where Hearts and Minds Connect’.”

Schools receiving the award were recognized at the Douglas County Board of Education meeting on January 22. Congratulations to all of the recognized schools and their accomplishments!



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