St. Anne Parish School Students Earn Highest Reading Scores in Lake County

St. Anne Parish School students achieved incredibly high scores in all academic areas during the 2022-23 school year, with the highest reading scores among Chicago Archdiocese schools in Lake County.

Superintendent Greg Richmond visited St. Anne on Nov. 1 to present the school with a certificate marking the achievement and to see firsthand the secrets to St. Anne's academic success.

In addition to their exceptional reading growth score of 82 percent, St. Anne Parish School students demonstrated outstanding proficiency in the subject. Eighty-nine percent of students in grades K-5 and 89 percent of students in grades 6-8 scored at or above grade level in reading.

The school's commitment to academic excellence was further highlighted with 83 percent of students in grades K-5 and 86 percent of students in grades 6-8 scoring at or above grade level in math. St. Anne students' reading and math scores surpassed both the state and local public school averages by significant margins.

The school's principal Dawn Kapka says the academic achievements of St. Anne students are simple: Passionate teachers and personalized learning.

"Our teachers' dedication and care for the students here is the biggest part of our success story. We are blessed to have such amazing educators who are so deeply invested in their personal and academic growth," she said. "The small size of St. Anne School has allowed us to personalize learning to a very high level for all of our students from preschool through 8th grade."

St. Anne Parish School's mission is to educate every child in spirit, mind and body. The school community is rich in Catholic values and educational excellence, empowering students to discover their God-given gifts and use them to make the world a better place. St. Anne earned the National Blue Ribbon award from the U.S. Department of Education in 2006 and 2016.

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