River Trails District 26 schools receive 'commendable' designations in state report card

  • Students at Indian Grove Elementary School have fun while learning with virtual reality headsets.

    Students at Indian Grove Elementary School have fun while learning with virtual reality headsets. Courtesy of Ben Finfer

 
 
Updated 10/28/2022 9:38 AM

Three schools in River Trails School District 26 received "commendable" designations in the state report card released Thursday by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).

Euclid Elementary School, Indian Grove Elementary School and River Trails Middle School were placed into the second tier of summative designations. The district's fourth school, Prairie Trails, did not receive a designation based on its status as an early learning center.

 

"The report card results support what we already knew - River Trails's students and staff are impressive," Superintendent Dr. Jodi Megerle said. "I could not be prouder of what the district has accomplished in the past year or more eager to see what we can accomplish moving forward."

The Illinois Report Card is released annually by ISBE and exhibits how schools and districts are progressing on a wide range of educational goals. A variety of metrics are used for this assessment, including student performance, growth and attendance. Summative designations were not released for the 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 school years due to the pandemic.

"These ratings are a testament to our incredible students and amazing teaching staff," Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning Kristy Seifert said. "The last few years have presented extraordinary challenges. We are proud to have overcome them and to continue to thrive."

This is the third consecutive report card since 2018, when ISBE began offering summative designations, in which the three schools have been labeled as "commendable."

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