Breaking News Bar
updated: 10/4/2013 5:05 PM

Tefft Middle School in Streamwood gets national recognition for improvement

hello
Success - Article sent! close
 
 

Tefft Middle School in Streamwood has received national recognition for showing significant student achievement.

The recognition was given by the MetLife Foundation and the National Association of Secondary School Principals for work from 2008 to 2010.

Order Reprint Print Article
 
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close

Tefft was one of 10 schools in the nation to be named a Breakthrough School.

"The staff's steadfast commitment to improvement has had a noticeable impact on the school environment and the academic success of the students," Elgin Area School District U-46 Superintendent Josť M. Torres said in a written statement.

The Breakthrough Project, launched in 2007, showcases middle and high schools that are high-achieving or are dramatically improving student achievement and serve large numbers of students living in poverty.

Schools selected for the annual award share common strategies -- collaborative leadership, alignment of curriculum, instruction, assessment, and a highly personalized, caring environment.

Tefft was invited to apply for the redesignation and provided student progress reports in reading and math, the school's 2012 Illinois State Report Card, and written statements from the school's leaders about practices that have led to sustained student achievement.

"I am extremely proud of the students, teachers, and parents of Tefft Middle School," Principal Lavonne Smiley said.

Smiley said the school earned the distinction through "uncompromising and laser-sharp focus on instruction, a culture of high expectations, involving students in the analysis of data and goal setting, student led conferences, an effective structure of interventions, and a schoolwide commitment to continuous improvement."

Share this page
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.
    help here