SPEARMAN WINS AWARD!
SPEARMAN ELEMENTARY AWARDED THE BLUE RIBBON LIGHTHOUSE SCHOOL AWARD
BLUE RIBBON LIGHTHOUSE SCHOOL AWARD
How Did We Earn the Award?
To achieve this prestigious award, Spearman had to go through a rigorous assessment process. We were visited by a Blue Ribbon Assessment Team which visited every classroom in the school. They interviewed teachers, parents and our students council. They also analyzed the results of the online assessment taken by all school stakeholders. The Blue Ribbon Team thoroughly reviewed the past several years of data and test scores as well.
Spearman had to achieve an excellent rating in all nine critical performance standards below:
THE NINE MAJOR CATEGORIES OF CRITICAL PERFORMANCE IN EXCELLENT SCHOOLS
- Student Focus and Support
- School Organization and Culture
- Challenging Standards and Curriculum
- Active Teaching and Learning
- Technology Integration
- Professional Community
- Leadership and Educational Vitality
- School, Family, and Community Partnerships
- Indicators of Success
After all of the above steps of the assessment process were completed, the results were then reviewed by a Blue Ribbon Schools Committee. Spearman was found to be excellent in all Nine Major Categories of Critical Performance in Excellent Schools and was awarded the status of a Blue Ribbon Lighthouse School.
Becoming a Blue Ribbon School is a great honor, but we will never rest or settle. We will continue to strive to make sure we're always delivering the best instruction in the safest environment possible. Spearman will stay committed to excellence and will always strive to make sure every child is successful.